Ying Xu

Headshot of Dr. Ying XuDr. Ying Xu is an Assistant Professor in Building Energy and Environments, in the Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering. She received her Ph.D. degree from Virginia Tech in 2009 and M.Sc. and B.Sc. degrees from Tsinghua University, China in 2001 and 2004, respectively.

Dr. Xu’s research focuses on understanding the relationships among sources, indoor environments and human health for semi-volatile endocrine disrupting compounds (EDCs). She has served as principal investigator and co-principal investigator in approximately $850,000 funded research projects, ranging from emissions of EDCs (e.g. plasticizers, flame retardants and biocides) from building materials and consumer products, interactions of EDCs with indoor aerosols, the fate, transport and human exposures associated with releases of emerging contaminants in indoor environments, and green building materials.

Dr. Xu and her research team have published over 35 papers in top journals of environmental engineering and in conference proceedings. Recently, her paper was honorably selected in the “Science Selections” by Environmental Health Perspectives journal. At the University of Texas, Dr. Xu teaches Building Environmental Systems, as well as graduate-level courses on Sources and Indoor Air Pollution, and Renewable Energy and Environmental Sustainability. Dr. Xu is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including the 2011 Yaglou Award from the Academy of Indoor Air Sciences for being the most promising young (under age of 37) researcher in the field of indoor air sciences, National Science Foundation CAREER Award (2012), Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Scholar Abroad (2009) and Best Paper Awards from International Society of Exposure Science (2008) and in Healthy Building 2006.”