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Yangang Xing

Associate Professor

School of Architecture Design and the Built Environment

Staff Group(s)
Academic Division Construction Management


My goal at NTU is to make an exciting environment motivating students to focus on interesting things and empowering the students to have significant positive impact on the world.

Career overview

Research areas

Available for postgraduate supervision (PhD or MPhil) in Green Building Technology, Smart Building and Nature Based Solutions.

Research Interest in Architectural science and Sustainability which spans the biophilia, ageing care, intelligent buildings technologies, mental health, smart cities to biomimicry. Dr Xing has been developing innovative applications of virtual reality, holistic design and building physics research tools and, in a broader context, systemic modelling and assessment of future post-carbon built environment. Dr Xing is devoted to identifying and developing new research activities uncapping the full potentials of multidisciplinary collaboration tackling the grand challenges facing society on the horizon. Dr Xing completed his PhD in Dynamic system simulation for sustainability planning and has participated EPSRC-funded research projects focusing on methodological and technical innovations supporting building and urban sustainability. Apart from academic research, Dr Xing also has industrial experiences working for architectural and engineering consultancy firms specialized in discovering economic viable low/zero carbon building design and urban planning solutions.

External activity

Dr Yangang Xing is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHA) and a Member of the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers Association (MCIBSE), Chair of Intelligent Building Group  

Sponsors and collaborators

Historic England, Natural Insulation Materials for Traditional Buildings

Innovate UK, KTP Project with Allsee Technologies

Welsh Assembly Government and Higher Education Funding Council for Wales


Wellcome Trust

British Council

European Regional Structural and Investment Fund

HE Academy

Press expertise

Environmental Crowd Sensing / Citizen Science in a Community newspaper.