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Prof Dr. Doosam Song, Building Science, Best Researcher Award

Professor at Sungkyunkwan University, South Korea


Prof. Dr. Doosam Song is a distinguished professor in the field of building technology and environmental control at Sungkyunkwan University in Korea. He obtained his Ph.D. from the Department of Engineering, Environmental Control at The University of Tokyo in 2002, after earning his Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in Architectural Engineering from Sungkyunkwan University.

Dr. Song has made significant contributions to research, development, and innovation in building technology, with a particular focus on hybrid ventilation systems, energy poverty alleviation, retrofit strategies, indoor air quality, and energy demand reduction. His work on preventing COVID-19 airborne transmission and predictive modeling for building performance optimization has been particularly impactful.

Professional Profile:


  • Ph.D. in Environmental Control (2002)
  • Master of Engineering in Building Technology (1997)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (1994)

Professional Experience:

Prof. Dr. Doosam Song has an extensive professional background in the field of engineering, with a particular focus on building technology and environmental control. Since 2004, he has been a professor at Sungkyunkwan University in Korea, where he has made significant contributions to both teaching and research. Prior to this, from 2002 to 2004, Dr. Song worked as a Research Associate at The University of Tokyo. His career also includes a notable tenure as a Visiting Scholar at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) from 2010 to 2012. Dr. Song has held prominent leadership positions in various professional societies, including serving as the President of the Korean Solar Energy Society and as Vice President and President-elect of The Society of Air-conditioning and Refrigerating Engineers of Korea (SAREK). Additionally, he has chaired the Green-Remodeling Alliance, supported by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, and Transport of the Korean Government since 2022. Dr. Song’s career reflects his dedication to advancing building technology and sustainable practices in engineering.

Research Interest:

Hybrid Ventilation Systems: Developing and optimizing ventilation systems that combine natural and mechanical methods to enhance indoor air quality and energy efficiency.

Energy Poverty: Investigating strategies to alleviate energy poverty, ensuring that vulnerable populations have access to affordable and sustainable energy solutions.

Retrofit Strategies: Designing and implementing effective retrofitting techniques to improve the energy efficiency and environmental performance of existing buildings.

Indoor Air Quality (IAQ): Studying the factors that influence indoor air quality and developing technologies to monitor and improve it, particularly in response to challenges such as COVID-19.

Energy Demand Reduction: Exploring methods to reduce energy consumption in buildings through innovative design, materials, and technologies.

COVID-19 Airborne Transmission Prevention: Creating and assessing systems to minimize the risk of airborne transmission of COVID-19 in indoor environments.

Predictive Modeling for Building Performance Optimization: Using advanced modeling techniques to predict and enhance the performance of building systems, ensuring optimal energy use and occupant comfort.

Publications Top Noted: 

Performance evaluation of a radiant floor cooling system integrated with dehumidified ventilation

  • Authors: D. Song, T. Kim, S. Song, S. Hwang, S.B. Leigh
  • Journal: Applied Thermal Engineering
  • Volume: 28 (11-12)
  • Pages: 1299-1311
  • Year: 2008
  • Citations: 177

Natural ventilation strategy and related issues to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) airborne transmission in a school building

  • Authors: S. Park, Y. Choi, D. Song, E.K. Kim
  • Journal: Science of the Total Environment
  • Volume: 789
  • Article Number: 147764
  • Year: 2021
  • Citations: 161

Thermal comfort, skin temperature distribution, and sensible heat loss distribution in the sitting posture in various asymmetric radiant fields

  • Authors: T. Sakoi, K. Tsuzuki, S. Kato, R. Ooka, D. Song, S. Zhu
  • Journal: Building and Environment
  • Volume: 42 (12)
  • Pages: 3984-3999
  • Year: 2007
  • Citations: 142

Impact of external insulation and internal thermal density upon energy consumption of buildings in a temperate climate with four distinct seasons

  • Authors: J. Lee, J. Kim, D. Song, J. Kim, C. Jang
  • Journal: Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews
  • Volume: 75
  • Pages: 1081-1088
  • Year: 2017
  • Citations: 63

Energy-efficient ventilation with air-cleaning mode and demand control in a multi-residential building

  • Authors: W. Cho, D. Song, S. Hwang, S. Yun
  • Journal: Energy and Buildings
  • Volume: 90
  • Pages: 6-14
  • Year: 2015
  • Citations: 62
Doosam Song | Building Science | Best Researcher Award

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