Feng’s research concerns building science and techniques, specifically urban heat islands and cool materials. She is being supervised by Professor Mattheos Santamouris and Dr Lan Ding.
One of the most promising and powerful techniques to mitigating the heat island phenomenon is believed to be the use of materials that present high reflectivity to the solar radiation and high spectural emissivity.
These ‘cool materials’ contribute to increasing the urban albedo and are the subject of Feng’s studies. The full title of her proposed thesis is ‘Development, testing and application of advanced cool materials for facade, roof and pavement to mitigate heat islands in the urban environment’.