Dr. Yuan is Presidential Young Professor at the Department of Architecture, NUS. He is the founder and principal investigator of the NUS Urban Climate Design Lab. His research interests focus on climate-sensitive urban planning and design for sustainable, resilient cities. His research topics cover urban wind environment, traffic-related and transboundary air pollution, anthropogenic heat, passive cooling technologies, and urban greenery. His goal is to support and develop practical planning and design in real life. Dr. Yuan currently leads his research team – in collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and ETH Zurich. He is the module leader of Climate Resilience in High-Density Cities, Future Resilience System, Singapore ETH Centre.
Dr. Yuan serves as Associate Editor for Urban Climate (Elsevier) and Editorial Board Member of Landscape and Urban Planning (Elsevier). His work has been published in leading peer-reviewed scientific journals, book chapters, as well as a self-authored book.