Peng Du, PhD, LEED AP, WELL AP

Assistant Professor
Director, Master of Urban Design – Future Cities (MUD)
Director, MS in Geospatial Technology for Geodesign

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Contact

Jefferson - East Falls Campus
4201 Henry Avenue
Philadelphia, PA

Email Peng Du

215-951-0962

Peng Du, PhD, LEED AP, WELL AP

Assistant Professor
Director, Master of Urban Design – Future Cities (MUD)
Director, MS in Geospatial Technology for Geodesign

Areas of Specialization

Quantification and Visualization of Environmental Impacts of Built Environments; Net Zero Buildings + Cities; Urban Data Modeling and Analytics; Life-Cycle Analysis; Tall Building Research and Design

Education

PhD, Architecture, Illinois Institute of Technology
MArch, Tongji University
BArch, Shandong Jianzhu University

Dr. Du is currently an Assistant Professor and Director of both Master of Urban Design – Future Cities (MUD) Program and M.S. in Geospatial Technology for Geodesign at the College of Architecture and Built Environment in Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. He has also served in several important roles at the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH), including Director & Board Member of the Asia Headquarters, and a Co-Chair of the Council’s Academic & Teaching Committee.

Dr. Du’s research focuses on net-zero buildings and cities, computational urban design, urban energy modeling, and urban data analytics, incorporating interdisciplinary approaches. His research has received broad media coverage by venues such as Curbed, CityLab, and Smart Cities World. Dr. Du’s current research centers on using data-driven and simulation-based tools to examine the relationships between urban form and environmental and social performance parameters in the context of high-density cities, such as building energy-use intensity, daylight availability, outdoor thermal comfort, visual interest, green space, and solar energy potential.