Assoc. Prof. Chun-Ming Hsieh - UCR International Researcher

Domain expert in urban planning, CFD heat island simulation and design for urban microclimate


Dr. Chun-Ming Hsieh is an Associate Professor of College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Tongji University since 2013. He received young investigator award (Taiwan) in 2012 and a Pujiang (Shanghai) talent research project in 2014. He has served as PI of more than 10 research projects. He published more than 70 research journal papers/conference papers. He has devoted himself to the research fields of urban planning, environment and energy issues such as urban wind corridor planning, CFD heat island simulation, architectural and urban design based on micro climate and urban green energy amongst other areas.

Employment record:

Associate Professor, College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Tongji University, 2013-

Assistant Professor, Department of Urban Planning, National Cheng Kung University, 2007-2013

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Institute of Industrial Science, the University of Tokyo, 2007


Research Interests: 

Urban Microclimate:

Urban heat island simulation (Computational fluid dynamics, CFD)

Urban wind ventilation (ArcGIS)

Architectural and urban design from viewpoint of urban climate

TOD microclimate design for buildings and pedestrian

Cultural heritage climate risk map

Urban Green Energy:

Potential install locations for small-size wind turbine

Potential for installing PV systems on building (EnergyPlus)


College of Architecture and Urban Planning

Tongji University

Selected publications:

C.M. Hsieh, M.C. Ni and H. Tan, “Optimal wind environment design for pedestrians in transit-oriented-development planning”, Journal of Environmental Protection and Ecology (2014), No 3A, 1385-1392 (SCI)

P.S. Wu, C.M. Hsieh and M.F. Hsu, “Using heritage risk maps as an approach to estimating the threat to materials of traditional buildings in Tainan (Taiwan)”, Journal of Cultural Heritage (2014) Vol.15(4), 339-458, SCI/A&HCI)

Z. Zhuang, C.M. Hsieh, B. Wang, “Evaluation of exhaust performance of cooling towers in a super-high rise building: A case study”, (Building Simulation (2014), SCI)

C.M. Hsieh, Y.A. Chen, H. Tan and P.F. Lo, “The potential for installing PV systems on vertical and horizontal building surfaces in urban areas”, Solar Energy (2013) Vol. 93, 312-321 (SCI)

C.M. Hsieh and C.K. Fu, “Evaluation of locations for small wind turbines in coastal urban areas based on a wind energy potential map”, Environmental Modeling & Assessment (2013) Vol.18, 593-604 (SCI)

F.C. Jan, C.M. Hsieh, M. Ishikawa and Y.H. Sun, “The influence of tree allocation and tree transpiration on the urban microclimate: An analysis of a substropical urban park”, Environment and Urbanization ASIA (2013) 4(1), 135-150.

F.C. Jan, C.M. Hsieh, M. Ishikawa and Y.H. Sun, “Influence of street tree density on transpiration in a subtropical climate”, Environment and Natural Resources Research (2012) Vol.2 No.3, 84-95.

C.M. Hsieh, K.L. Wu, “Climate-sensitive urban design measures for improving the wind environment for pedestrians in a transit-oriented development area”, Journal of Sustainable Development (2012) Vol.5 No.4, 46-58.

C.M. Hsieh, K.L. Wu and Y.A. Chen, “Strategies of land-use control to improve the wind environment in pedestrian spaces”, Asian Pacific Planning Review (2011) Vol.7 No.1, 59-68.

C.M. Hsieh, T. Aramaki and K. Hanaki, “Managing heat rejected from air conditioning systems to save energy and improve the microclimates of residential buildings”, Computers, Environment and Urban Systems (2011)Vol.35, No.5, pp.358-367 (SSCI)

C.M. Hsieh, H. Chen. R. Ooka et al., “Simulation analysis of site design and layout planning to mitigate thermal environment of riverside residential development”, Building Simulation (2010)3:51-61. (SCI)

Track record:

PhD (Urban Engineering), the University of Tokyo, Japan, 2007

Master (Urban Engineering), the University of Tokyo, Japan, 2003

Bachelor (Civil Engineering), National Taiwan University, Taiwan, 1998