Ph.D. Student
Department of Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering

Education Background

Yizhi acquired her M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering with concentration in Energy Systems at Columbia University. She received her bachelor’s degree in Building Environment and Energy Applied Engineering from the Wuhan University of Science and Technology in 2019. At WUST, she researched in concentrating solar power and performed as team leader in the research project design and experimental test of a new solar concentrating system.

Research Interest

Energy Modeling, High Performance Building


  • Y. Lou, Y. Yang, Y. Ye, W. Zuo, J. Wang 2021. “The Effect of Building Retrofit Measures on CO2 Emissions Reduction – A Case Study with U.S. Medium Office Buildings.” Energy and Buildings, 253, pp. 111514.
  • Mao, Q., Feng, C., Yang, Y., & Tan, Y. (2018). Design of broadband metamaterial near-perfect absorbers in visible region based on stacked metal-dielectric gratings. Materials Research Express, 5(6), 065801.
  • Mao, Q., Chen, H., & Yang, Y. (2019). Energy storage performance of a pcm in the solar storage tank. Journal of Thermal Science, 28(2), 195-203.
  • Mao, Q., Feng, C., & Yang, Y. (2019). Design of tunable multi-band metamaterial perfect absorbers based on magnetic polaritons. Plasmonics, 14(2), 389-396.