Tao Simin

Tao Simin

Pre-tenure Assistant Professor



Ecological and Sustainable Design

Environmental Performance Optimization

Thermodynamic Architecture


Education Background:

2018          Visiting Scholar, Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid.

2015-2020 Ph.D. of Architecture, College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Tongji University.

2011-2014 Master of Architecture, College of Architecture and Civil Engineering, Xiamen University.

2005-2009 Bachelor of Engineering, College of Structural Engineering, Chongqing University.


Work Experience:

since 2020   Pre-tenure Assistant Professor, College of Design and Innovation, Tongji University.

2018            Intern Architect, Abalos+Sentkiewicz Arquitectos.

2015-2020   Research Assistant, Center of Energy and Thermodynamic Architecture, Tongji University.

2011-2013   Architect, Institute of Architecture and Urban Planning, Xiamen University.

2009-2011   Assistant Engineer, Fujian Insititute for Building Science.


Research Project:

1、2018           Research on Architectural Prototypes in the Narrative of Energy and Thermodynamic——a Case Study of Spanish Vernacular Houses, Visiting Research Fund for outstanding Ph.D. candidates, Tongji University(Lead).

2、2018-2020  Research on Integrated Design of Low Energy Consumption Buildings in Chongming Eco-island Based on Environmental Performance and Thermodynamics, International Science and Technology Cooperation Fund Project, Shanghai Science and Technology Committee(Member).

3、2015-2016  Research of the Passive Design System for Urban High-rise Building Complex Based on the Ecological Simulation, General Project, National Natural Science Foundation of China(Member).

4、2015-2016  Research on the Energy Formation and Foundation of Thermodynamic Architecture Theory, Key Project of Joint Research Center for Environmental and Energy Conservation, Tongji University.



1、S.Tao, H.Chen. Thermodynamic Prototype Research of Vernacular Architecture Based on Climate Adaption. IOP Conference Serie: Materials Science and Engineering, 2019.

2、L.Li, S.Tao. Smog Purification: Research by Infrastructure Oriented Design for Lujiazui Area. Proceedings of the Annual International Conference on Architecture and Civil Engineering, 2018.

3、L.Li, S.Tao. Towards Thermodynamic Architecture: Research on Systems-based Design Oriented by Renewable Energy. IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science, 2018.

4、L.Li, S.Tao. Evolution of Green Building and Energy Agenda of Architecture, South Architecture, 2016(03).

5、L.Li, S.Tao. A Case Study for Urban Architecture Renewal Based on the Wind Environment from the View of Thermodynamics. International High Performance Built Environment Conference-A Sustainable Built Environment Conference 2016, Sydney, November 2016.



Email: tetcato@163.com



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