Luke Leung, SOM Director of Sustainable Engineering, has been selected by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) as a co-recipient of a 2016 Research Seed Funding grant. Working with Brent Stephens, Associate Professor of Architectural Engineering at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) in Chicago, Leung will conduct research into the vertical distribution of indoor and outdoor pollutants in tall buildings.
Leung's and Stephens' proposal was selected from 28 submissions. The two will conduct research over the next nine months, culminating in a report to be reviewed by CTBUH.
A leading expert on environmental performance in complex built projects, Leung developed environmental schemes for the Burj Khalifa, currently the world's tallest man-made structure, and Pearl River Tower, one of the world's most energy efficient skyscrapers. Leung also advises numerous organizations on environmental policy, including CTBUH, ASHRAE, and the U.S. Green Building Council, and concurrently serves as an adviser to doctoral students at the IIT College of Architecture.