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Dr Tanya Z. Tan
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Dr Tanya Zheng TAN

Assistant Professor


Dr Tanya Z. Tan is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Building and Real Estate, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Tanya received her M.Sc. in Sustainable and Environmental Design (Distinction) and Ph.D. in Architecture from The Chinese University of Hong Kong, in 2010 and 2016, respectively. She was a Research Fellow in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore), and a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Institute of Future Cities, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. She then joined the Mechanical and Civil Engineering Department at Hautes Études d'Ingénieur, Université Catholique de Lille for teaching and research. Her research interests focus on sustainable urban planning and design, urban climate, age-friendly cities, design and human perception. Since 2014 Tanya has been involved in teaching architectural design studio, sustainable urban planning, green building design strategies, and computer simulation (microclimate modelling and building energy performance simulation).

Education and Academic Qualifications

  • Master of Science, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Doctor of Philosophy, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Research Interests

  • sustainable planning and design
  • outdoor thermal comfort
  • design and human perception
  • age-friendly cities

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