Dr Zhenjun Ma

Dr Zhenjun Ma

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Research Student Coordinator
Sustainable Buildings Research Centre
02 4221 4143

Energy efficiency and carbon footprint reduction are two of the most important research issues currently receiving international attention. I believe that our Sustainable Buildings Research Centre (SBRC) at the University of Wollongong will provide leadership in the development of sustainable energy technologies in the built environment.


Dr Zhenjun Ma obtained his BEng and MSc degrees in Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning from Xi’an Jiaotong University, China, in 2001 and 2004 respectively, and received his PhD degree in Building Energy Efficiency and Automation from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 2008. He worked in Shanghai HITACHI Electrical Appliance Co. as a design engineer from 2004-2005. Before joining University of Wollongong in 2011, he worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Building Services Engineering at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Over past years Zhenjun has been working extensively on energy efficiency and de-carbonization of commercial buildings. 

Professional Activities

  • Research Student Coordinator, Sustainable Buildings Research Centre (Since 2012)
  • Academic Support and International Liaison Officer, Team UOW Solar Decathlon China 2013 Campaign
  • Member of Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heating (AIRAH) (Since 2011)
  • Member of World Society of Sustainable Energy Technologies (Since 2013)
  • Technical committee member, 2015 AIRAH Solar Heating and Cooling Conference
  • Committee member, AIRAH Future of HVAC 2014 conference, Australia
  • Journal Reviewer: over 20 peer-reviewed national and international journals


Research Interests

  • Dynamic modelling and control optimization of building HVAC systems
  • Phase change materials in building applications
  • Existing building refurbishment
  • Solar photovoltaic thermal systems
  • Sustainable energy technologies in the built environment
  • Ground source heat pumps


Teaching Experience

Undergraduate and Postgraduate Courses

  • Energy Efficiency and Energy Auditing in the Built Environment
  • Sustainability for Engineers, Scientists and Professionals
  • Advanced Building Design for Energy Efficiency and Sustainability
  • Energy Efficiency in Manufacturing and Process Industries

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Courses 

  • Energy Efficiency Enhancement Through Retrofitting of Commercial Buildings
  • Energy Auditing and De-carbonization of the Built Environment


Publications list (sourced from UOW database)


Last reviewed: 11 March, 2016