Dr. Chi-Ming  Lai

Dr. Chi-Ming Lai

Professor
National Cheng-Kung University, Taiwan


Highest Degree
Ph.D. in Architecture from National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan

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Biography

Dr. Chi-Ming Lai has received his Bachelor and Master degree of Mechanical Engineering at National Cheng-Kung University in Taiwan, and PhD of Architecture at the same School. While a Post-Doctoral Researcher at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in United States, he worked on Indoor Environment Quality. His research activities cover a wide spectrum of topics in the architectural design, building sciences and Building Energy. Current research topics include Green Building Design, applications of re- newable energy, phase change material and fire science. Currently he is working as Professor at Department of Civil Engineering, and Founding Director of the Energy and Green Building Technology Laboratory at National Cheng-Kung University. He is also serving as Associate Editor in Elementa, Science of the Anthropocene, Elementa Science, USA and Materials for Renewable and Sustainable Energy, Springer, member for editor board in Energies (SCI), MDPI AG, Switzerland, and Building and Environment (SCI), Elsevier and committee member of Government Procurement Evaluation Committee, Public Construction Commission, Executive Yuan of Taiwan, and Construction Quality Evaluation Committee, Public Construction Commission, Executive Yuan of Taiwan. Dr. Chi-Ming Lai has received honors includes Outstanding Young Researchers Award, National Science Council, Taiwan, Nominated for ENI Award 2013, and Marquis Whos who in the World. He has completed number of research projects sponsored by National Science Council of Taiwan, ROC, and Ministry of Science and Technology of Taiwan, ROC. He has published 68 research articles in journals as well as 55 refereed conference proceeding contributed as author/co-author.

Area of Interest:

Physical Science Engineering
100%
Mechanical Engineering
62%
Aeronautical Engineering
90%
Building Energy
75%
Green Building Design
55%

Selected Publications

  1. Lai, C.M., S. Hokoi and C.J. Ho, 2014. Thermal performance of an innovative curtain-wall-integrated solar heater. Energy Build., 77: 416-424.
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  2. Lai, C.M. and S. Hokoi, 2014. Thermal performance of an aluminum honeycomb wallboard incorporating microencapsulated PCM. Energy Build., 73: 37-47.
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  3. Ho, C.J., W.L. Chou and C.M. Lai, 2014. Application of a water-saturated MEPCM-PV for reducing winter chilling damage on aqua farms. Solar Energy, 108: 135-145.
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  4. Ho, C.J., N.Y. Chung and C.M. Lai, 2014. Thermal performance of Al2O3/water nanofluid in a natural circulation loop with a mini-channel heat sink and heat source. Energy Convers. Manage., 87: 848-858.
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  5. Ho, C.H., Y.Z. Chen, F.J. Tu and C.M. Lai, 2014. Thermal performance of water-based suspensions of phase change nanocapsules in a natural circulation loop with a mini-channel heat sink and heat source. Appl. Therm. Eng., 64: 376-384.
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  6. Wang, F.J., C.M. Lai, Y.S. Huang and J.S. Huang, 2013. Alternative layouts for air distribution improvement of a computing data center. Adv. Mater. Res., 677: 282-285.
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  7. Tanuwijava, A.O., C.J. Ho, C.M. Lai and Huang, 2013. Numerical Investigation of the thermal management performance of MEPCM Modules for PV applications. Energies, 6: 3922-3936.
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  8. Lai, C.M., K.M. Lin and C.H. Su, 2013. The effects of cracks on the thermal stress induced by soldering in monocrystalline silicon cells. Proc. Inst. Mech. Eng. Part E., 228: 127-135.
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  9. Lai, C.M., C.J. Chen, M.J. Tsai, M.H. Tsai and T.H. Lin, 2013. Determinations of the fire smoke layer height in a naturally ventilated room. Fire Saf. J., 58: 1-14.
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  10. Lai, C.M., C.H. Su and K.M. Lin, 2013. Analysis of the thermal stress and warpage induced by soldering in monocrystalline silicon cells. Appl. Therm. Eng., 55: 7-16.
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  11. Ho, C.J., B.T. Jou, C.M. Lai and C.Y. Huang, 2013. Performance assessment of a BIPV integrated with a layer of water-saturated MEPCM. Energy Build., 67: 322-333.
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  12. Chen, R.H., Y.J. Lin and C.M. Lai, 2013. The influence of horizontal longi- tudinal vibrations and the condensation section temperature on the heat transfer performance of a heat pipe. Heat Transfer Eng., 34: 45-53.
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  13. Luis, M.B., Y.H. Wang, C.M. Chiang and C.M. Lai, 2012. Effects of a green space layout on the outdoor thermal environment at the neighborhood level. Energies, 5: 3723-3735.
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  14. Liu, S.Y., R.H. Chen, Y.R. Chiu and C.M. Lai, 2012. Building energy and children: Theme-oriented and experience-based course development and educational effects, J. Asian Archit. Build. Eng., 11: 185-192.
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  15. Lai, C.M., R.H. Chen and C.S. Huang, 2012. Development and thermal performance of a wall heat collection prototype. Build. Environ., 57: 156-164.
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  16. Lai, C.M., K.M. Lin and S. Rosmaidah, 2012. Effect of annealing temperature on the quality of Al-doped ZnO thin films prepared by sol–gel method. J. Sol-Gel Sci. Technol., 61: 249-257.
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  17. Ho, C.J., A.O. Tanuwijava and C.M. Lai, 2012. Thermal and electrical performance of a BIPV integrated with a microencapsulated phase change material layer. Energy Build., 50: 331-338.
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  18. Chen, J.L. and C.M. Lai, 2012. How a natural ventilation shaft affects smoke layer descent in room fires. J. Asian Archit. Build. Eng., 11: 199-204.
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  19. Chang, H.S., C.M. Lai and H.L. Hwang, 2012. Spatial performance to locate city fire stations. Proc. Inst. Civ. Eng. Munic. Eng., 165: 19-29.
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  20. Wang, F.J., Y.H. Yau, W.B. Ng and C.M. Lai, 2011. Improvement of the indoor environment and airborne contamination control in an operating room. Advanced Materials Research Adv. Mater. Res.,: 1532-1536.
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  21. Wang, F.J., C.M. Lai, T.J. Cheng and Z.Y. Liu, 2011. Performance evaluation of indoor environment parameters for an unoccupied operating room. ASHRAE Trans., 117: 557-564.
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  22. Lin, Y.P., C.M. Chiang and C.M. Lai, 2011. Energy efficiency and ventilation performance of ventilated BIPV walls. Eng. Applic. Comp. Fluid Mech., 5: 479-486.
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  23. Lai, C.M. and Y.H. Wang, 2011. Energy-saving potential of building envelope designs in residential houses in Taiwan. Energies, 4: 2061-2076.
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  24. Lai, C.M. and R.H. Chen, 2011. Novel heat dissipation design incorporating heat pipes for DC combiner boxes of a PV system. Solar Energy, 85: 2053-2060.
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  25. Lai, C.M. and K.M. Lin, 2011. Energy saving evaluation of the ventilated BIPV walls. Energies, 4: 948-959.
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  26. Chen, R.H. and C.M. Lai, 2011. Collision outcome of a water drop on the surface of a deep diesel fuel pool. Proc. Inst. Mech. Eng. Part C., 225 : 1638-1648.
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  27. Shieh, T.H., P.C. Chang, C.M. Chiang and C.M. Lai, 2010. Potential assessment of an innovative hybrid ventilator for building ventilation. J. Mech. Sci. Technol., 24: 2341-2345.
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  28. Lin, Y.P., T.H. Shieh, C.M. Chiang and C.M. Lai, 2010. How the rooftop turbine ventilator powered by hybrid renewable energy affects factory ventilation performance. Proc. Inst. Mech. Eng. Part E., 224: 275-279.
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  29. Lai, C.M., R.H. Chen and C.Y. Lin, 2010. Heat transfer and thermal storage behaviour of gypsum boards incorporating micro-encapsulated PCM. Energy Build., 42: 1259-1266.
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  30. Lai, C.M., M.J. Tsai and T.H. Lin, 2010. Experimental investigations of fire spread from movable to fixed fire loads in office fires. J. Fire Sci., 28 : 539-559.
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  31. Lai, C.M., M.C. Ho and T.H. Lin, 2010. Experimental investigations of fire spread and flashover time in office fires. J. Fire Sci., 28 : 279-302.
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  32. Lai, C.M., H.C. Su, M.J. Tsai, C.J. Chen, C.T. Tzeng and T.H. Lin, 2010. Influence of fire source locations on the actuation of wet-type sprinklers in an office fire. Build. Environ., 45: 107-114.
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  33. Lai, C.M., C.M. Ho, C.J. Chen, M.J. Tsai and T.H. Lin, 2010. Experimental investigation of an office fire with a partially impaired sprinkler system. Fire Technol., 46: 611-627.
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  34. Lai, C., K.J. Chen, C.J. Chen, C.T. Tzeng and T.H. Lin, 2010. Influence of fire ignition locations on the actuation of smoke detectors and wet-type sprinklers in a furnished office. Build. Environ., 45: 1448-1457.
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  35. Chen, C.J., W.D. Hsieh, W.C. Hu, C.M. Lai and T.H. Lin, 2010. Experimental investigation and numerical simulation of a furnished office fire. Buil. Envir., 45: 2735-2742.
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  36. Chang, C.C., D.S. Huang, M.T. Lin, R.H. Horng and C.M. Lai, 2010. Novel heat dissipation design for light emitting diode applications. Microsyst. Technol., 16: 519-526.
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  37. Wang, F.J., C.M. Lai, Y.H. Luo and Y.R. Zheng, 2009. Performance improvement analyses for a cleanroom in MEMS laboratory, J. Chin. Soc. Mech. Eng., 30: 135-141.
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  38. Wang, F.J., C.M. Lai and Y.R. Zheng, 2009. The influence of alternative layouts for air-circulation on airflow patterns in the processing area of a cleanroom. Indoor Built Environ., 18: 24-31.
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  39. Lai, C.M., C.M. Chiang and C.J. Ho, 2009. Thermal performance of an indoor oblong LED lighting incorporating heat pipes. J. Asian Archit. Build. Eng., 8: 585-592.
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  40. Chiang, C.M. and C.M. Lai, 2009. The influence of ventilation design mixes on the thermal environment in elementary School classrooms. Indoor Built Environ., 18 : 346-359.
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  41. Tzeng, C.T., Y.C. Chiang, C.M. Chiang and C.M. Lai, 2008. Combination of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) and field verification tests of interior decorating materials. Autom. Constr., 18: 16-23.
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  42. Lai, C.M., J.Y. Huang and J.S. Chiou, 2008. Optimal spacing for double-skin roofs. Build. Environ., 43: 1749-1754.
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  43. Chiang, C.M. and C.M. Lai, 2008. Acoustical environment evaluation of joint classrooms for elementary schools in Taiwan. Build. Environ., 43: 1619-1632.
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  44. Chang, P.C., C.M. Chiang and C.M. Lai, 2008. Development and preliminary evaluation of double roof prototypes incorporating RBS (Radiant Barrier System). Energy Build., 40: 140-147.
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  45. Lai, C.M., 2006. Prototype development of the rooftop turbine ventilator powered by hybrid wind and photovoltaic energy. Energy Build., 38: 174-180.
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  46. Lai, C.M. and T.H. Lin, 2006. Technical assessment of the use of a small-scale wind power system to meet the demand for electricity in a land aquafarm in Taiwan. Renewable Energy, 31: 877-892.
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  47. Lai, C.M. and C.M. Chiang, 2006. How phase change materials affect thermal performance: hollow bricks. Build. Res. Inf., 34: 118-130.
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  48. Lai, C.M., 2005. Assessment of side exhaust systems for residential kitchens in Taiwan. Build. Serv. Eng. Res. Technol., 26 : 157-166.
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  49. Kuo, I. and C.M. Lai, 2005. Assessment of the potential of roof turbine ventilators for bathroom ventilation. Build. Serv. Eng. Res. Technol., 26: 173-179.
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  50. Lai, C., 2003. Experiments on the ventilation efficiency of turbine ventilators used for building and factory ventilation. Energy Build., 35: 927-932.
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  51. Chiang, C.M. and C.M. Lai, 2002. A study on the comprehensive indicator of indoor environment assessment for occupants‘ health in Taiwan. Build. Environ., 37: 387-392.
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  52. Chiang, C.M., P.C. Chou, C.M. Lai and Y.Y. Li, 2000. A methodology to assess the indoor environment in care centers for senior citizens. Build. Environ., 36: 561-568.
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  53. Chiang, C.M., C.M. Lai, P.C. Chou and Y.Y. Li, 2000. The influence of an architectural design alternative (transoms) on indoor air environment in conventional kitchens in Taiwan. Build. Environ., 35: 579-585.
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