The Bartlett School of Sustainable Construction


Dr Shen Wei

Associate Professor

The Bartlett School of Sustainable Construction

Faculty of the Built Environment

Joined UCL
21st Nov 2017

Research summary

Dr Wei's main research interests include occupant behaviour, thermal comfort, thermal storage (e.g. PCM) and BIM technology in buildings. He is currently a commissioning editor for Journal of Intelligent Building International. He has been co-leading a research team in occupant behaviour & thermal comfort at the Beijing University of Technology, between 2013 and 2018. In the past 5 years, Shen has either authored or co-authored over 60 articles, including over 50 journal papers. 

Teaching summary

At UCL, Dr Wei is currently mainly leading two modules, i.e. Building Services I and II at Undergraduate level and one workshop (Soft skills - A key to your success) at Postgraduate level. At Northumbria University, Dr Wei has taught over 10 modules related to building services engineering, including 7 modules acting as module leaders. 


Dr Shen Wei became a Lecturer in Building Services Engineering at the Bartlett School of Construction and Project Management, University College London (UCL), since November 2017. Before this role, Dr Wei was a Senior Lecturer in Building Services Engineering at Northumbria University (Newcastle), UK, started from September, 2015. He received his BEng degree in Building Services Engineering in 2006, from the Beijing University of Technology in China. Then he obtained a MSc degree in Mechatronics Engineering from the Southern Denmark University in Denmark. Since November 2008, he started his PhD study at Loughborough University, focusing on occupant adaptive behaviour in buildings, including monitoring, modelling & simulation. He has conducted two post-doc positions at Plymouth University & Loughborough University, respectively. 

Dr Wei is currently a Member of ASHRAE (American Society for Heating Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers), a graduate member of CIBSE (Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers), a Fellow of HEA (Higher Education Association), and the Associate Editor of the Journal of Intelligent Buildings International.