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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

Gang Tan


  • 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:

  • Associate Professor, University of Wyoming, 2016 – present
  • Assistant Professor, University of Wyoming, 2009 – 2016
  • 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
  • Green building materials
  • Building indoor environment quality
  • CO2 acquisition and mineralization
Professional Affiliations:
  • American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

Selected Publications:

  • Ryan Meyer, Gang Tan*, "Use of proper orthogonal decomposition and linear stochastic estimation technique to investigate real-time detailed airflows for building ventilation", Indoor and Built Environment, April 2016, vol. 25, no. 2, pp. 378 - 389.
  • Gang Tan, Dongliang Zhao, "Study of a thermoelectric space cooling system integrated with phase change material", Applied Thermal Engineering (2015), Vol. 86, pp 187-198.
  • Dongliang Zhao, Gang Tan*, "Numerical analysis of a shell-and-tube latent heat storage unit with fins for air-conditioning application", Applied Energy (2015), Vol. 138, pp 381-392.
  • Ryan Meyer, Gang Tan*, "Experimental investigation to assumptions used for quantifying airflows through a window under cross natural ventilation", International Journal of Ventilation (2014), Vol. 13(3), pp 259-271.
  • Ryan Meyer, Gang Tan*, "An overview of analysis techniques for natural ventilation to investigate dynamic wind effects", International Journal of Ventilation (2014), Vol. 13 (1), pp 65-76. 
  • Dongliang Zhao, Gang Tan*, "A review of thermoelectric cooling: materials, modeling and applications", Applied Thermal Engineering (2014), 66 (1-2), pp. 1359-4311.
  • Dongliang Zhao, Gang Tan*, "Experimental evaluation of a prototype thermoelectric system integrated with PCM (phase change material) for space cooling", Energy 68(2014), pp. 658-666.
  • Ryan Meyer, and Gang Tan*, "Provide detailed and real-time indoor environmental information using POD-LSE and limited measurements", Energy and Buildings (2014), 73, pp 59-68.
  • Gang Tan*, "Natural ventilation performance of single room building with fluctuating wind speed and thermal mass", Journal of Central South University of Technology (2012), Vol. 19 (3), pp 733 - 739.
  • Christine Walker, Gang Tan*, Leon Glicksman, "Reduced-scale building model and numerical investigations to buoyancy-driven natural ventilation", Energy and Buildings (2011), Vol. 43, pp 2404 - 2413.
  • Gang Tan* and Leon R. Glicksman, "Application of integrating the multi-zone model with CFD simulation to natural ventilation prediction", Energy and Buildings (2005), Vol. 37(10), pp 1049-1057.

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