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Dr. Ming Hu | Environmental Engineer | Best Researcher Award

Associate Professor at the University of Notre Dame’s School of Architecture, United States

๐ŸŒฆ๏ธ๐Ÿ“šย  Dr. Ming Hu, an accomplished architect and academic leader, serves as Associate Professor and Associate Dean at the University of Notre Dame’s School of Architecture. With extensive expertise in sustainable design, he holds concurrent positions in Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Science, embodying a multidisciplinary approach. As a Fellow of the Rockefeller Foundation and Fulbright Finland, and a Jefferson Science Fellow, Dr. Hu is dedicated to advancing research. His impactful contributions include 3 books, 49 journal papers, and leadership roles in various academic and professional organizations. Driven by a passion for education, he has received teaching accolades and directs innovative research labs. ๐ŸŒ

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๐Ÿ’ผPh.D., Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Maryland M. Arch, University of Notre Dame M. Arch, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China B. Arch., Southeast University, Nanjing, Chinaย ย ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ”ฌ

Academic Positions:

Associate Professor and Associate Dean, School of Architecture, University of Notre Dame Concurrent Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Science, University of Notre Dame Affiliate Faculty, ND Energy, University of Notre Dame Affiliate Faculty, Lucy Family Institute for Data & Society, University of Notre Dame Clinic Associate Professor, School of Architecture, Planning, Historic Preservation, University of Maryland Visiting Associate Professor, Chaminade University of Honolulu, Department of Environmental + Interior Design.


Rockefeller Foundation Fellow (2019-2020) Fulbright Finland Fellow (2020-2021) Jefferson Science Fellow, National Academies of Sciences Engineering Medicine (2022-2023)

Research Focus:

The research focus of this individual spans urban planning, sustainability, and social justice within the built environment. With publications such as “The Potential of Higher Education Institutions as Catalysts for Urban Revitalization” and “Is Sustainability Costly?” in 2023, their work investigates the impact of educational institutions on urban planning and the economic feasibility of sustainable projects. Additionally, they critically examine initiatives like the New European Bauhaus, emphasizing vernacular knowledge for sustainable development. Exploring low-carbon design and inequalities in urban greenness, their research provides insights into environmentally conscious construction and the social implications of green spaces. Their work culminates in addressing worker justice amid the COVID-19 pandemic in meatpacking plants.โšก๐Ÿ”ฌ

Peer Reviewer & Academic Engagements:

Dr. Ming Hu, citation metrics and indices from Google Scholar are as follows:

Citations: 985 (All), 966 (Since 2018)
h-index: 19 (All), 18 (Since 2018)
i10-index: 28 (All), 28 (Since 2018)

Publications (TOP NOTES)

The potential of higher education institutions as catalysts for revitalization in urban planning: a case
study of a medical simulation center at the workersโ€™ housing estate of donnersmark ironwokers in
Zavrzeโ€. publication date: 2023.

Is Sustainability costly? Empirical evidence from built projects,ย  publication date: 2023.

What are the concerns with New European Bauhaus initiative? Vernacular knowledge as the primary driver to sustainable future, publication date: 2023.

Exploring low-carbon design and construction techniques: lessons from vernacular architecture, ย publication date: 2023.

Inequalities in urban greenness and epigenetic aging: different associations by race and neighborhood socioeconomic status. ย publication date: 2023.


Facility design and worker justice: COVID-19 transmission in meatpacking plants. publication date: 2023.

Ming Hu | Environmental Engineer | Best Researcher Award

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