Name: Wei Yan Courses Taught (Two academic years prior to current visit)



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Name: Wei Yan
Courses Taught (Two academic years prior to current visit):

ARCH 689 Parametric Modeling in Architecture

ARCH 653 Building Information Modeling in Architecture

VIZA 654 / CSCE 646 The Digital Image


Educational Credentials:

Ph.D. in Architecture, University of California, Berkeley 2005

M.S. in Computer Science, University of California, Berkeley 2004

Nachdiplomstudium (Postgrad Cert.) in Architecture (CAAD) ETH Zurich 1999

M.E. in Architectural Science and Technology, Tianjin University, China 1996

B.E. in Architecture, Tianjin University, China 1992


Teaching Experience:

Texas A&M University Associate Professor of Architecture 2011 – Present

Texas A&M University Assistant Professor of Architecture 2005 – 2011
Professional Experience:

Architectural Designer: Meixin Architectural Design Co. Ltd., Tianjin, China, 1996 – 1997



Intern Architect: Metallurgical Planning and Design Institute, Tianjin, China, 1992 – 1993
Selected Publications

  • Yan, W., Clayton, M., Haberl, J., Jeong, W., Kim, J., Kota, S., Bermudez Alcocer, J., and Dixit, M., "Interfacing BIM with Building Thermal and Daylighting Modeling". Proceedings of 13th International Conference of the International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA), 2013. Chambery, France. Forthcoming.

  • Yan, W., “Integrated BIM and Parametric Modeling: Course Samples with Multiple Methods and Multiple Phases”, the Proceedings of ACSA 100 – Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture Annual Conference 2012, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012.

  • Zhao, H., Zhang, H., Sharpe, P., Hamanaka, B., Yan, W., Jeong, W., “Ice Thermal Storage Systems for Nuclear Power Plant Supplemental Cooling and Peak Power Shifting”, Journal of Energy Engineering, ASCE, 2012, 139(1): pp. 41-47.

  • Yan, W., Culp C., and Graf, B. “Integrating BIM and Gaming for Real-Time Interactive Architectural Visualization”, Automation in Construction, Elsevier. 20-4, 2011, pp. 446-458.

  • Yan, W., Behera, A., and Rajan, P., “Recording and Documenting the Chromatic Information of Architectural Heritage”, Journal of Cultural Heritage, Elsevier. 11 - 4 (2010) pp. 438-451.


Recent Research:

  • PI, Physical Building Information Modeling for Solar Building Design and Simulation, with Clayton (Co-PI) and Haberl (Co-PI). National Science Foundation (NSF), $316,000. 2010-15.

  • Co-PI, Enabling Partnerships to Enable Science (“TOOLS”): anyFish: a User-Friendly Software Package for Creating Realistic Animations for Animal Behavior, with Rosenthal (PI) and Johnson (Co-PI). National Science Foundation (NSF), $314,000. 2010-13.

  • Co-PI, Development of a Reference Building Information Model for Thermal Model Compliance Testing, with Clayton (PI) and Haberl (Co-PI). ASHRAE, $175,311. 2010-13.

  • Co-PI and PI on subcontract, Use of Ice Thermal Storage Systems to Improve LWR Plant Efficiency and Relieve the Cooling Water Requirement, with Zhao, H. (PI) and Zhang, H. (Co-PI). DOE Idaho National Laboratory, $200,000. (30% subcontract: Design and Analysis of Ice Thermal Storage Buildings Using Building Information Modeling). 2009.

  • PI, High Dynamic Range Imaging for Preserving the Chromaticity Information of Architectural Heritage, National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), $30,000. 2007-2009.


Professional Memberships:

Board of Directors, Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA)

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