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Hongxi Yin

Ph.D. 2006
Research Associate

Center For Building Performance and Diagnostics
Carnegie Mellon University
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Phone: 412-268-8861 /Fax: 412-268-6129

(2007 - Present)    Research Associate, Carnegie Mellon University, Center for Building Performance and Diagnostics
(2006-2007)          Director of Architecture and Engineering, China Market, L. D. Astorino & Associates
(2000-2006)          Ph.D.  in Building Performance and Diagnostics, Carnegie Mellon University, School of Architecture
(1999 – 2000)       Master in Historic Preservation, Louisiana State University, School of Architecture
(1994 - 1999)       Architect, SINOPEC Engineering Inc. (former Beijing Design Institute), Beijing, China
(1990 – 1994)       Bachelor in Architecture, Xi’an Jiaotong University, China

Recent Publications and Designs

  • The Performance of Broad BCT16 Steam Driven Absorption Chiller (Abstract), Hongxi Yin, David Archer, Volker Hartkopf, ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, 2006
  • Hongxi X. Yin, An Absorption Chiller in a Micro BCHP Application: Model based Design and Performance Analysis, Ph.D. Dissertation, Carnegie Mellon University, September 2006  (Appendix 1A, 2A, 2B, 3A, 4A)
  • Ming Qu, David H. Archer and Hongxi Yin, A linear parabolic trough solar collector performance model, Proceedings of Energy Sustainability 2007, June 27-30, 2007, Long Beach, California
  • Ming Qu, David H. Archer, Hongxi Yin, and Sophie Masson, Solar Absorption Cooling and Heating System in the Intelligent Workplace, Proceedings of Energy Sustainability 2007, June 27-30 2007, Long Beach, California
  • Hongxi Yin interview, “Turning Office Buildings into Power Plants”, Transforming Carnegie Mellon, the final report of the centennial campaign, through the eyes of students, Carnegie Mellon University, 2002
  • D. H. Archer, Volker Hartkopf, and Hongxi Yin; 2004 19th World Energy Congress; “IWESS, a Micro-BCHP Prelude for the Building as Power Plant”; Sydney, Australia; September, 2004 (Abstract)
  • Volker Hartkopf, D. H. Archer, and Hongxi Yin; International Building Energy Forum; “A Fuel Cell Based Supply System for a Multi Purpose Building”; Proceedings of 2003 Shanghai International Building Energy Forum; Shanghai, China; March 12, 2003
  • Project Manager in Architecture and Engineering, Broad Sustainable Demonstration Center One, Broad Town, Hunan, Changsha, 2007
  • Innovative Energy Supply System for the Intelligent Workplace, a micro absorption chiller with auxiliary steam system, Carnegie Mellon University, 2004
  • Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, clinical service building system simulation using DOE-2.1 for LEED rating documentation, 2003
  • Siliang Mu, Liancheng, Shan, and Hongxi Yin; SINOPEC Beijing Design Institute; the shop design for the “The Co-generation Power Plant, and Transforming Plant for Dagang Oil Refinery Factory”, 4,500 m2, Tianjing Dagang Oil Administration Bureau, China, 1996