Mosha Zhao

Assistant Professor

College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Tongji University

Address: Wenyuan Building A113, Siping Road 1239, 200092 Shanghai

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Research Fields

Green and Low-Carbon Buildings and Districts; Conservation of Heritage Buildings: Energy Conservation, Moisture Protection and Moisture Control, Regenerative Use; Applied Building Physics


Research Profile

Dr. Mosha Zhao is an assistant professor in the Department of Architecture of the Tongji University. She has finished her Bachelor and Master study in the Technical University of Munich in Environmental Engineering, and Energy-Efficient and Sustainable Construction. She worked as research associate in the Department of Hygrothermics in the Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics in Germany and in the Institute for Acoustics and Building Physics in the University of Stuttgart. She holds a PhD in Building Physics from the University of Stuttgart.

Her research focuses on the conservation, the hygrothermal performance, and the energy conservation of heritage buildings.



· M. Zhao: Methodology to Improve the Hygrothermal Performance of Traditional Buildings - On the Example of Traditional Courtyard Houses in Southern China, Fraunhofer Verlag, 2022. ISBN: 978-3-8396-1784-7


Peer-Reviewed Papers

· M. Zhao; H. M. Künzel; S.-R. Mehra; Design Hygrothermally Functional Wooden Insulation Systems: A Parametric Study for Mixed Climate, Journal of Building Physics, 2023, 46(4): 474-509.

· M. Zhao, S.-R. Mehra, H.M. Künzel: Energy-saving potential of deeply retrofitting building enclosures of traditional courtyard houses – a case study in the Chinese Hot-Summer-Cold-Winter zone. Building and Environment. 217 (2022), 109106

· Yu, S.; Hao, S.; Mu, J.; Tian, D.; Zhao, M. Research on Optimization of the Thermal Performance of Composite Rammed Earth Construction. Energies 2022, 5(4):1519

· D. Flemming, M. Zhao, N. Harder, S. Park, P. Leistner: Parameterstudie zum energetischen Einsparpotential mit adaptiven Fassadenelementen zur lokalen Heizung (Energy saving potential of adaptive facade elements for local heating – a parameter study). Bauphysik 42 (2020), 2, pp. 63-72

· M. Zhao, S.-R. Mehra: Untersuchung der natürlichen Lüftung in traditionellen Gebäuden (Investigation of the natural ventilation in traditional buildings). Bauphysik 39 (2017), 6, pp. 340-351 Top Reading Article 20, 2017-2018)

· M. Zhao, H.M. Künzel and F. Antretter: Parameters influencing the energy performance of residential buildings in different Chinese climate zones. Energy and Buildings 96 (2015), pp. 64-75.