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Mengjia Tang

Postdoctoral Research Associate


Mengjia received her Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in 2022 after earning her master’s degrees in Civil Engineering and Statistics there. She received her bachelor’s degree in Environmental Engineering from Nanjing University in China. Her PhD thesis focuses on evaluating and predicting performance of ozone removal air cleaning devices in building ventilation systems as well as assessing the impacts of environmental and operating conditions on these devices. She participated in research projects on transport of gases and particles in the indoor space, moisture transfer and mold growth in building envelopes, and chemical emissions from building materials.

In her role in the Building Envelope Materials Group at ORNL, she supports DOE’s mission to decarbonize the built environment by working on the development and incorporation of low embodied carbon building materials into residential and commercial construction. The work includes the characterization of hygrothermal and fire performance properties coupled with simulations to develop energy efficient and moisture durable building envelopes with improved fire performance and low embodied carbon.