Zhengxuan Liu

Zhengxuan Liu

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow, Vebleo Fellow, Guest Editors, Applied Sciences, & Processes

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Dr. Zhengxuan Liu was appointed to the position of Marie Sklodowska Curie European Fellow at Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment at TU Delft, on October 1 st, 2022. He started the Postdoctoral research works at TU Delft on June 18th, 2021. He was a joint PhD candidate between Hunan University and University of Lyon-ENTPE, and obtained his PhD degree in June, 2019. His research interests mainly focus on Net Zero & Environmental Sustainability, Zero Carbon Building, Low Carbon Energy Transition for Social Housing, Smart Building & Community based AI, BIM Visualization Application in Buildings, and Green Construction Innovation Management.

Zhengxuan was the Assistant Dean of Institute for Sustainable Urbanization & Construction Innovation in Hunan University before coming to Delft. He is currently the Executive-Chair of Marie Curie Alumni Association China Chapter. In 2022, he was won with the "Marie Sklodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowships" through an international competition (Approved funding of € 203,464.32 with a selected rate of about 13%), and honored as "Vebleo Fellow" which recognizes researchers or scientists who have prominence and leadership in the field of science, engineering, and technology.

Zhengxuan has published more than 80 research outputs, including over 40 SCI journal papers (25 of them as the first or corresponding author), 7 invited book chapters, 35 patents. Zhengxuan has been responsible for 4 research projects as the person-in-charge and collaborated in 5 other research projects. He has been guiding 2 PhD and 9 Master students in their research.

Zhengxuan is the Associate Editors of two well-known SCI journals (i.e., Humanities & Social Sciences Communications (sub-journal of Nature), and Journal of Housing and the Built Environment), and the Editorial Board Member of 8 international journals (e.g., Buildings, Sustainable Horizons, etc.). He was the Guest Editor of 5 special issues for Sustainability, and Processes, etc. He was a reviewer of more than 20 SCI international journals with over 200 peer review experiences, e.g., Applied Energy, Energy Conversion and Management, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Building and Environment, Journal of Cleaner Production, Energy and Buildings, etc.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

External positions

Vebleo Fellow

15 Feb 2022 → …

Assistant Dean of Institute for Sustainable Urbanization and Construction Innovation, Hunan University

15 Feb 202015 Jun 2021


  • TH Building construction
  • Zero carbon buildings
  • Renewable energy
  • Geothermal energy
  • Energy storage
  • Techno-economic assessment
  • H Social Sciences (General)
  • Built environment
  • Building sciences
  • Barriers and driving forces
  • Transaction cost theory


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