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Civil and Architectural Engineering|College of Engineering and Applied Science

Gang Tan

Assistant Professor of Civil and Architectural Engineering

Room 3045, Engineering Building
University of Wyoming

College of Engineering and Applied Science

Department of Civil & Architectural Engineering

Dept. 3295
1000 E. University Avenue
Laramie, WY 82071
Office Phone: 307.766.2390

Research Website: Building Energy Research Group (BERG)

For more information visit Dr. Tan’s research homepage



  • B.S., Department of Thermal Engineering, Tsinghua University, 1998
  • M.S. with honor, Department of Building Science, Tsinghua University, 2001
  • Ph.D., Building Technology, Department of Architecture, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005

Academic Experience:

  • Assistant Professor, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY, 2009 - present
  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005

Industry Experience:

  • Senior Engineer, KEMA Services Inc., Burlington, MA, 2007 - 2009
  • Project Engineer, Nexant Inc., White Plains, NY, 2005 - 2007

Research Interests:

  • Energy efficiency in buildings
  • Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and its application in buildings
  • Techniques in green building design
  • Building indoor environment quality

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

Selected Publications

  • Gang Tan, Salil Gogte, Dakers Gowans, and Cherie Gregoire, "Application of Risk Analysis to Evaluating M&V Requirement for Energy Efficiency Program", Proceedings of the 7th International Conference for Enhanced Building Operations (ICEBO), Nov. 1-2, 2007, San Francisco, California
  • Gang Tan and Leon R. Glicksman, "Application of integrating the multi-zone model with CFD simulation to natural ventilation prediction", Energy and Buildings, Volume 37, Issue 10, October 2005, Pages 1049-1057.
  • Lin Borong, Tan Gang, Wang Peng, etc., "Study on the thermal performance of the Chinese traditional vernacular dwellings in summer", Energy and buildings, Volume 36, Issue 1, January 2004, Pages 73-79
  • Gang Tan, Leon R. Glicksman, "Applications of the Integrated Multi-zone Model and CFD Simulation in Buoyancy Ventilation", Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Air Distribution in Rooms (ROOMVENT2004), Coimbra, Portugal, September 5-8, 2004.
  • Lin Borong, Tan Gang, Wang Peng, etc., "The Summer Thermal Environment Tests for Southern Anhui Traditional Residence Buildings", Journal of Tsinghua University (Science and Technology), Vol. 42(8), pp 1071-1074.
  • Gang Tan and Leon R. Glicksman, "CFD Simulation on Buoyancy-Driven Natural Ventilation of A Room with A Heated Floor", Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on HVAC (ISHVAC03), Beijing, China, October 9-11, 2003.
  • Gang Tan, Ling Song and Yingxin Zhu, "Research on the Fluctuating Characteristics of Airflow in the Naturally Ventilated Buildings", Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate (IndoorAir2002), Monterey, California, USA, June 30-July 5, 2002.
  • Peng Wang, Gang Tan, "Natural Ventilation in Ecology Oriented Architecture", World Architecture, No. 4, pp 62-68, April 2000.

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