M.P. Wan's Profile                                                                                            

Name: WAN, Man Pun (PhD, HKUST)
Position: Associate Professor
Office: N3-02c-99
Tel: +65-6790-5498
Fax: +65-6792-4062
Email: mpwan@ntu.edu.sg

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Mailing address: School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Nanyang Technological University 50 Nanyang Avenue Singapore 639798


Recruitment Notice

PhD (by research) positions are now open. Students in the area of themo-fluids sciences are sought. Applicants should send a letter of interest including curriculum vitae (with GRE and TOEFL/IELTS scores), a short statement of research interests, and a list of publications to me via mpwan@ntu.edu.sg. Details regarding graduate study in our school including admission requirements and financial supports can be found here.

 

Brief Introduction
 

Prof. Wan is currently in the School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering since August 2009. Before joining this university, Prof. Wan was an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering in Kyungpook National University, South Korea. He received his Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering, Master and Ph.D. degrees from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. His research interests include aerosol sciences, building environmental quality and catalytic combustion. He has done significant research work his research areas and published numerous top quality international conference and journal papers. He has been often invited as a reviewer for a number of premier conferences and journals, including Aerosol Science and Technology, Atmospheric Environment, Indoor Air, Langmuir, etc. Prof. Wan is a member of ASME and ISIAQ.


Teaching

FE1008         Computing
MA4813        Building services engineering
MA0100        Environmental sustainability
MA2007        Thermodynamics



Research Interests
 

Prof. Wan's areas of expertise are aerosol sciences, building environmental quality and catalytic combustion. His current research works focus on transport of expiratory aerosols in indoor environments and infectious disease transmission, ultrafine particle dynamics, mass transfer and chemical kinetics in catalytic oxidation systems.


Research Projects
 

 

Research team members

Mr. Yang Xingguo (PhD student) - yang0301@e.ntu.edu.sg

Mr. Xiong Jinwen (PhD student) - jxiong003@e.ntu.edu.sg

Mr. Yang Shiyu (PhD student) - yangshiyu@ntu.edu.sg

Ms. Yang Linyan (PhD student) - lyang008@e.ntu.edu.sg

Ms. Ma Xiu Yun Daphne (PhD student) - ma0001ne@e.ntu.edu.sg

Ms. Shmitha D/O Arikrishnan (PhD student) - ashmitha@ntu.edu.sg

Dr. Zhang Xiaoqin (Research fellow) - xqzhang@ntu.edu.sg

Dr. Zhou Mandi (Research fellow) - mdzhou@ntu.edu.sg

Dr. Malik Barakathullah (Research fellow) - malikmb@ntu.edu.sg

Dr. Massinissa Marabet (Research fellow) - mmerabet@ntu.edu.sg

Dr. He Zhongjie (Research fellow) - zjhe@ntu.edu.sg

Mr. Li Lei (Research associate) - li.lei@ntu.edu.sg

Ms. Srinidhi Narayanan (Research associate) - snarayanan@ntu.edu.sg

Mr. Venkat Subramanian Arumuga Perumal (Research associate) - avenkat@ntu.edu.sg

Mr. Suleman Rai (Research associate) - rais0001@ntu.edu.sg

Mr. Jatin Sarvaiya (Research associate) - jatin@ntu.edu.sg

Mr. Sushanth Babu (Research associate) - sushanth@ntu.edu.sg

Mr. Adrian Lamano (Research associate) - adrianlamono@ntu.edu.sg

Mr. D E V S Kiran Kumar (Research associate) - kirankumar.devs@ntu.edu.sg

Ms. Chen Wanyu (Project officier) - chenwanyu@ntu.edu.sg

Ms. Zhang Tian (Project officier) - zhangtian@ntu.edu.sg

Ms. Zhang Zhe (Project officier) - zhe.zhang@ntu.edu.sg

 

Publications

Journal Articles

1. Wan M.P. and Chao C.Y.H., “Experimental study of thermal comfort in an office environment with an underfloor ventilation system”, Indoor Built Environ., 11(5), pp. 250-265, 2002.

2. Chao C.Y.H., Wan M.P. and Cheng E.C.K., “Penetration coefficient and deposition rate as a function of particle size in non-smoking naturally ventilated residences”, Atmos. Environ., 37(30), pp.4233-4241, 2003.

3. Chao C.Y.H. and Wan M.P., “Experimental study of ventilation performance and contaminant distribution of underfloor ventilation systems versus traditional ceiling-based ventilation system”, Indoor Air, 14(5), pp.306-316, 2004.

4. Chao C.Y.H., and Wan M.P., “Airflow and air temperature distribution in the occupied region of an underfloor ventilation system”, Build. Environ., 39(7), pp. 749-762, 2004.

5. Chao C.Y.H., Wan M.P., and Law A.K., “Ventilation performance measurement using constant concentration dosing strategy”, Build. Environ., 39(11), pp.1277-1288, 2004.

6. Wan M.P. and Chao C.Y.H., “Numerical and experimental study of velocity and temperature characteristics in a ventilated enclosure with underfloor ventilation systems”, Indoor Air, 15(5), pp.342-355, 2005.

7. Fisk W.J., Faulkner D., Sullivan D.P., Chao C., Wan M.P., Zagreus L. and Webster T., “Performance of underfloor air distribution in a field setting”, Int. J. Ventilation, 5(3), pp. 291-300, 2006.

8. Chao C.Y.H. and Wan M.P., “A study of the dispersion of expiratory aerosols in unidirectional downward and ceiling-based mixing type airflows using multiphase approach”, Indoor Air, 16, pp.296-312, 2006.

9. Wan M.P. and Chao C.Y.H., “Transport characteristics of expiratory droplets and droplet nuclei in indoor environments with different ventilation air flow patterns”, J. Biomech. Eng., T-ASME, 129(3), pp.341-353, 2007.

10. Wan M.P., Chao C.Y.H., Ng Y.D., Sze To G.N. and Yu W.C., “Dispersion of expiratory droplets in a general hospital ward with ceiling mixing type mechanical ventilation system”, Aerosol Sci. Technol., 41(3), pp.244-258, 2007.

11. Kwong C.W., Chao C.Y.H., Hui K.S. and Wan M.P., “Removal of VOCs from indoor environment by ozonation over different porous materials”, Atmos. Environ., 42, pp.2300-2311, 2008.

12. Hui K.S., Chao C.Y.H., Kwong C.W., and Wan M.P., “Use of multi-transition metal-ion-exchanged zeolite 13X catalysts in methane emissions abatement”, Combust. Flame, 153, pp.119-129, 2008.

13. Chao C.Y.H., Wan M.P. and Sze To G.N., “Transport and removal of expiratory droplets in hospital ward environment", Aerosol Sci. Technol., 42, pp.377-394, 2008.

14. Sze To G.N., Wan M.P., Chao C.Y.H., Wei F., Yu S.C.T., and Kwan J.K.C., “A method for estimating airborne virus exposure in indoor environments from spatial distribution of expiratory aerosols and virus viability characteristics”, Indoor Air, 18(5), pp.425-438, 2008.

15. Kwong C.W., Chao C.Y.H., Hui K.S. and Wan M.P., “Catalytic ozonation of toluene using zeolite and MCM-41 materials”, Environ. Sci. Technol., 42(22), pp.8504-8509, 2008.

16. Wan M.P., Sze To G.N., Chao C.Y.H., Fang L., and Melikov A., “Modeling the fate of expiratory aerosols and the associated infection risk in an aircraft cabin environment”, Aerosol Sci. Technol., 43(4), pp. 322-343, 2009.

17. Chao C.Y.H., Wan M.P., Morawska L., Johnson G.R., Ristovski Z.D., Hargreaves M., Mengersen K., Corbett S., Li Y., Xie X. and Katoshevski D., "Characterization of expiration air jets and droplet size distributions immediately at the mouth opening", J. Aerosol Sci., 40(2), pp. 122-133, 2009.

18. Sze To G.N., Wan M.P., Chao C.Y.H., Fang L., and Melikov A., “Experimental study of dispersion and deposition of expiratory aerosols in aircraft cabins and impact on infectious disease transmission”, Aerosol Sci. Technol., 43(5), pp. 466-485, 2009.

19. Wan M.P., Wu C., Chan T.T., Chao C., and Yeung, L.L., "Removal and leakage of environmental tobacco smoke in model smoking room", J. Occup. Environ. Hyg., 7(10), pp. 573-584, 2010.

20. Wan M.P., Hui K.S., Chao C.Y.H., and Kwong C.W., "Catalytic combustion of methane with ozone using Pd-exchanged zeolite X: experimental investigations and kinetics model", Combust. Sci. Technol, 182, pp. 1429-1445, 2010.

21. Wan M.P., Wu C.L., Sze To G.N., Chan T.C. and Chao C.Y.H., "Ultrafine particles, and PM2.5 generated from cooking in homes", Atmos. Environ., 45(34), pp. 6141-6148, 2011.

22. Johnson G.R., Morawska L., Ristovski Z.D., Hargreaves M., Mengersen K., Chao C.Y.H., Wan M.P., Li Y., Xie X., Katoshevski D. and Corbett S., “Modality of human expired aerosol size distributions”, J. Aerosol Sci., 42, pp.839-851, 2011.

23. Sze To G.N., Wu C.L., Chao C.Y.H., Wan M.P. and Chan T.C., "Exposure and cancer risk toward cooking-generated ultrafine and coarse particles in Hong Kong homes", HVAC&R Res., 18, pp.204-216, 2012.

24. Wu C.L., Sze To G.N., Chao C.Y.H., Wan M.P. and Chan T.C., "Ultrafine particle emissions from cigarette smoldering, incense burning, vacuum ceaner motor operation and cooking", Indoor Built Environ., 21, pp. 782-785, 2012.

25. You S. and Wan M.P., "Mathematical models for the van der Waals force and capillary force between a rough particle and surface", Langmuir, 29(29), pp. 9104-9117, 2013.

26. Sproul J., Wan M.P., Mandel B.H. and Rosenfeld A.H., "Economic comparison of white, green and black flat roofs in the United States", Energy & Build., 71, pp. 20-27, 2014.

27. You S. and Wan M.P., "Particle concentration dynamics in the ventilation duct after an artificial release:  for countering potential bioterriorist attack", J. Hazard. Mater., 267, pp. 183 - 193, 2014.

28. Tong S., Li H., Zingre K.T., Wan M.P. Chang V.W.C., Wong S.K. Toh, W.B.T. and Lee I.Y.L., "Thermal performance of concrete-based roofs in tropical climate", Energy & Build. 76, pp. 392-401, 2014.

29. You S. and Wan M.P., "A new turbulent-burst-based model for particle resuspension from rough surfaces in turbulent flow", Aerosol Sci. & Technol., 48, pp. 1031-1042, 2014

30. You S. and Wan M.P., "Modeling and experiments of the adhesion force distribution between particles and a surface", Langmuir, 30(23), pp. 6808-6818, 2014.

31. Zingre K.T., Wan M.P., Tong S., Li H., Chang V.W.C., Wong, S.K., Toh W.B.T. and Lee I.Y.L., "Modeling of cool roof heat transfer in tropical climate", Renewable Energy, 75, pp. 210-223, 2015.

32. You S. and Wan M.P., "Experimental investigation and modelling of human-walking-induced particle resuspension", Indoor Built Environ., 24(4), pp.564-576, 2015.

33. Zingre K.T., Wan M.P. and Yang X., “A new roof thermal transfer value (RTTV) calculation method for cool roofs”, Energy, 81, pp.222-232, 2015.

34. Zingre K.T., Wan M.P., Wong, S.K., Toh W.B.T. and Lee I.Y.L., "Modeling of cool roof performance for double-skin roofs in tropical climate", Energy, 82, pp.813-826, 2015.

35. You S. and Wan M.P., “A risk assessment scheme of infection transmission indoors incorporating the impact of resuspension”, Risk Analysis, 35(8), pp.1488-1502, 2015.

36. Wan M.P. and Lin Z., “Topical Issue on simulation of indoor environmental quality: selected papers from Indoor Air 2014”, Building Simulation, Vol. 8 No. 4, pp. 369 – 370, 2015.

37. Zingre K.T., Yang X. and Wan M.P., "Performance analysis of cool roof, green roof and thermal insulation on a concrete flat roof in tropical climate”, Evergreen – Joint Journal of Novel Carbon Resource Science & Green Asia Strategy, 2(2), pp. 34 – 43, 2016

38. Yang L., Schmalz C., Zhou J., Zwiener C., Chang V.W.C., Ge L., Wan M.P., “An insight of disinfection by-product(DBP) formation by alternative disinfectants for swimming pool disinfection under tropical conditions”, Water Research, 101, pp.535 – 546, 2016.

39. Yang L., Zhou J., She Q., Wan M.P., Wang R., Chang V.W.C., Tang C.Y., “Role of calcium ions on the removal of haloacetic acids from swimming pool water by nanofiltration: mechanisms and implications”, Water Research, 110, pp.332-341, 2017.  

40. Lei J., Kumarasamy K., Zingre K.T., Yang J., Wan M.P., Yang E.H., “Cool colored coating and phase change materials as complementary cooling strategies for building cooling load reduction in tropics”, Applied Energy, Vol 190, pp.57 – 63, 2017.

41. You S., Wan M.P., “Statistical analysis of fine particle resuspension from rough surfaces by turbulent flows”, Aerosol and Air Quality Research, Vol 17, pp.843-856, 2017.

 

Conference Papers & Presentations

1. Wan M.P. and Chao C.Y.H., “A study of thermal comfort in an office environment with floor return type underfloor ventilation system”, Proc. 9th Int. Conf. Indoor Air Quality and Climate – Indoor Air ‘02, Vol. 4, pp. 1048-1053, Monterey.

2. Hu J.S., Wan M.P., Law A.K.Y. and Chao C.Y.H., “Application of underfloor air conditioning and ventilation system in an office building in China”, Proc. Shandong – Hong Kong 2003 Joint Sym. New Technology for Better Built Environment, Qingdao.

3. Hu J.S., Wan M.P., Chao C.Y.H. and Law A.K.Y., “Application of underfloor ventilation system”, Proc. the 4th Int. Sym. Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning, #H03, Beijing.

4. Law A.K.Y., Wan M.P., Chao C.Y.H. and Hu J.S., “A case study on the application of underfloor air conditioning and ventilation system in a school assembly hall”, Proc. Healthy Buildings 2003, Vol. 3, pp. 671-676, Singapore.

5. Wan M.P. and Chao C.Y.H., “Effect of changing the air distribution system on the dispersion of droplet phase aerosols in an enclosure”, Proc. 10th Int. Conf. Indoor Air Quality and Climate – Indoor Air ‘05, Vol. III, pp.2696-2700, Beijing.

6. Fisk W., Faulkner D., Sullivan D., Chao C., Wan M.P., Zagreus L. and Webster T. “Results of a field study of underfloor air distribution”, Proc. 10th Int. Conf. Indoor Air Quality and Climate – Indoor Air ‘05, Vol. I, pp.1016-1020, Beijing.

7. Wan M.P., Chao C.Y.H. and Fang L., “Transmission characteristics of passenger-exhaled droplets in a simulated air-cabin environment”, Proc. 10th Int. Conf. Indoor Air Quality and Climate – Indoor Air ‘05, Vol. III, pp.2598-2602, Beijing.

8. Zhou L., Wan M.P., Chao C.Y.H. and Haghighat F., “A comparison of an underfloor air distribution system and a mixing system: measurements and CFD simulation”, Proc. Healthy Buildings 2006, Vol. IV, pp. 299-304, Lisbon.

9. Wan M.P., Chao C.Y.H. and Yu W.C., “Dispersion characteristics of human expiratory droplets and droplet nuclei in a mechanically ventilated general hospital ward”, Proc. Healthy Buildings 2006, Vol. III, pp. 257-262, Lisbon.

10. Kwong C.W., Chao C.Y.H., Hui K.S. and Wan M.P., “Catalytic oxidation of toluene by ozone over NaX, NaY and MCM-41 adsorbents”, Proc. A&WMA 100th Annual Conf. and Exhibition, 2E-2a(1), pp.100, Pittsburgh.

11. Hui K.S., Chao C.Y.H., Kwong C.W. and Wan M.P., “Performance of transition metal ions exchanged Zeolite 13X in greenhouse gas reduction”, Proc. ASME Int. Mech. Eng. Cong. and Expo. (IMECE2007), IMECE2007-41360, Seattle.

12. Sze To G.N., Wan M.P., Wei F., Chao C.Y.H., Yu S.C.T. and Kwan J.K.C., “Estimation of exposure levels of virus–laden expiratory aerosols in a hospital ward under imperfect mixing condition”, Proc. of The 6th Int. Conf. on Indoor Air Quality, Ventilation and Energy Conservation in Buildings (IAQVEC 2007), Vol. II, pp.321-328.

13. Wan M.P., Sze To G.N. and Chao C.Y.H., “Numerical and experimental study on the effects of supply airflow rate and coughing orientation on the fate of expiratory droplets in a hospital ward”, Proc. 9th Int. Sym. Building and Urban Environ. Eng. (BUEE 2008), pp. 181-188, Hong Kong.

14. Wan M.P., Sze To G.N. and Chao C.Y.H., “Dispersion and deposition characteristics of expiratory droplets in an aircraft cabin environment”, Proc. 9th Int. Sym. on Building and Urban Environ. Eng. (BUEE 2008), pp.339-346, Hong Kong.

15. Wan M.P., Chao C.Y.H., Sze To G.N., Fang L. and Melikov A., “An experimental study on the fate of expiratory droplets in aircraft cabin”, Proc. 11th Int. Conf. Indoor Air Quality and Climate – Indoor Air ‘08, paper #161, Copenhagen.

16. Wan M.P., Chao C.Y.H., Sze To G.N., Fang L. and Melikov A., “Numerical investigation of dispersion and deposition characteristics of expiratory droplets in aircraft cabin”, Proc. 11th Int. Conf. Indoor Air Quality and Climate – Indoor Air ‘08, paper #163, Copenhagen.

17. Sze To G.N., Wan M.P. and Chao C.Y.H., “Evaluation of the effectiveness of isolation facilities in preventing the nosocomial spread of viral disease through airborne route”, Proc. 11th Int. Conf. Indoor Air Quality and Climate – Indoor Air ‘08, paper #167, Copenhagen.

18. Kwong C.W., Chao C.Y.H., Hui K.S. and Wan M.P., “Ozonation of VOCs over various porous materials for indoor air purification”, Proc. 11th Int. Conf. Indoor Air Quality and Climate – Indoor Air ‘08, paper #206, Copenhagen.

19. Morawska L., Johnson G., Ristovski Z., Hargreaves M., Mengersen K., Chao C., Wan M.P., Li Y., Xie X. and Katoshevski D., “Droplets expelled during human expiratory activities and their origin”, Proc. 11th Int. Conf. Indoor Air Quality and Climate – Indoor Air ‘08, paper #1023, Copenhagen.

20. Wan M.P. and Liu L., “A review of major international developments of smoking room designs and comparison with the current status in Korea”, Proc. Gyeongbuk Branch of the KSME 2009 Spring Annual Meetings, pp. 23 – 28, Gyeongsan.

21. Sze To G.N. and Chao C.Y.H. and Wan M.P., “Infection risk assessment on respiratory disease: Wells-Riley or dose-response?”, Proc. 11th Int. Conf. Air Distribution in Rooms – RoomVent 2009, pp. 1211-1218, Busan.

22. Wan M.P., Sze To G.N. and Chao C.Y.H., “Investigation of the risk of infection transmission via indirect contact using the deposition behavior of expiratory aerosols”, Proc. 11th Int. Conf. Air Distribution in Rooms – RoomVent 2009, pp. 1011-1018, Busan.

23. Sze To G.N., Chao C.Y.H. and Wan M.P., “Analyzing the spatial distribution pattern of infection cases using mathematical likelihood: implication on airborne disease transmission and risk assessment”, Proc. of Healthy Buildings 2009, paper #131, Syracuse.

24. Wan M.P., Chao C.Y.H. and Sze To G.N., “A model for accessing the infection risk of respiratory diseases by fomite transmission", Proc. of Healthy Buildings 2009, paper #142, Syracuse.

25. Wan M.P., “Modeling the pathogen exposure and infection risk associated with fomite transmission in an aircraft cabin mock-up”, Proc. of The Second Int. Sym. on Comp. Mech. (ISCM II)/The Twelfth Int. Conf. on the Enhancement and Promotion of Comp. Methods in Eng. and Sci. (EPMESC XII), paper #561, Hong Kong – Macau.

26. You S.M. and Wan M.P., "Experimental study of particle resuspension from indoor surfaces", Proc. 12th Int. Conf. Indoor Air Quality and Climate – Indoor Air ‘11, paper #82, Austin.

27. Wan M.P., Wu C.L., Sze To G.N. and Chao C.Y.H., "Experimental study of ultrafine particles emitted by cooking activities in Hong Kong", Proc. 12th Int. Conf. Indoor Air Quality and Climate – Indoor Air ‘11, paper #280, Austin.

28. Wu C.L., Sze To G.N., Chao C.Y.H. and Wan M.P., "Emission rates of ultrafine particles from cigarette smoldering, incense burning and vacuum cleaning", Proc. 12th Int. Conf. Indoor Air Quality and Climate – Indoor Air ‘11, paper #357, Austin.

29. You S. and Wan M.P., "A new turbulent-burst based resuspension model with humidity effect", Proc. 10th Int. Conf. Healthy Buildings - Healthy Buildings '12, Brisbane.

30. Zingre K.T. and Wan M.P., "An investigation of heat transfer characteristics of cool coating for building roofs in the tropical climate", Proc. ASME 2013 Int. Mech. Engg. Cong. & Expo. - IMECE2013,  paper #IMECE2013-63999, San Diego.

31. You S. and Wan M. P., "An infection risk assessment scheme incorporating the effect of walking-induced particle resuspension", Proc. 13th Int. Conf. Indoor Air Quality and Climate - Indoor Air '14, paper #HP1049, Hong Kong.

32. You S. and Wan M.P., "Risk assessment schemes of intentional release of biological agents for indoor environment", Proc. Int. Aerosol Conf. 2014, paper #AF0856, Busan.

33.  Zingre K.T. Yang X. and Wan M.P., "An investigation of microclimatic impact of cool coating for building in low-latitude and tropical climate", Proc. ASME 2014 Int. Mech. Engg. Cong. & Expo. - IMECE2014, paper #IMECE2014-39739, Montreal.

34. Xiong J.W., Ng B.F., Wan M.P., Chang V.W.C., “Evaluation of contribution of an air-conditiong and mechanical ventilation (ACMV) system to level of indoor bioaerosols”, Proc.  14th Int. Conf. Indoor Air Quality and Climate - Indoor Air '16, paper #462, Ghent.

35. Ng B.F., Xiong J.W., Elankovan S.J., Wan M.P., “Acoustic-agglomeration enhanced filtration”, Proc.  14th Int. Conf. Indoor Air Quality and Climate - Indoor Air '16, paper #462, Ghent.

36. Lei J. , Kumarasamy K., Zingre K.T., Yang J., Yang E.H., Wan M.P., “Thermal behaviour and energy performance of cool coatings integrated with phase change materials for building applications”, Proc. 4th Int. Conf. Countermeasures to Urban Heat Island, Singapore.

37. Zingre K.T., Wan M.P., Yang E.H., “Effects of UV on radiation properties of cool coating”, Proc. 7th Int. Conf. Energy and Environment of Residential Buildings, Brisbane.

38. Yang X., Zingre K.T., Wan M.P., “Effects of UV on radiation properties of cool coating”, Proc. 7th Int. Conf. Energy and Environment of Residential Buildings, Brisbane.

Alumni
    
      Dr. You Siming - Research fellow, NUS

    Dr. Vivek Vasudevan - Research fellow, NUS

    Mr. Poh Zihan - Business development manager, ERI@N, NTU

    Dr. Kishor Zingre - Research fellow, BEARS

    Ms. Wu Xiaoying - Further study, Tsinghua University

    Dr. Sebastien Pacchini - 

   Dr. Ng Bing Feng - Asst Prof, MAE, NTU

 


 
Updated: Jan, 2017