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Hu, Ming

Hu, Ming

Associate Professor
Maryland Energy Innovation Institute
Brain and Behavior Institute
Civil and Environmental Engineering

Ming Hu is an Assistant Professor at the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, University of Maryland, USA. She teaches technology courses which focus on the integration of architectural design with structural, materials, and building performance assessment.

She has an extensive background in high-performance building design and life cycle assessment and has engaged in applied building technology research for over 14 years. Her research activities centers on questions of how, and why, sustainable building design and construction affect energy/resource conservation, environmental and human health, and to understand how the (smart) technologies might be employed to reduce the impact from buildings.

Professor Hu has published in over fifty research paper, and has lectured widely in North America, Europe, and Asian. She is a visiting research fellow at the Tampere University in Finland as a Fulbright recipient (2020-21). Her first book, titled Net Zero Building: Predicated and Unintended Consequences, was released in April 2019 through Routledge. Her second book: Healthy Built Environment and Smart technologies was published in September 2020.  

She is the board member of the Architecture Research Center Consortium (ARCC), and the Building Technology Educator Society (BTES).She also served on the National Committee of the International Code Council and on the Maryland Green Building Council.


Building Construction methods and materials are examined through case studies to explore the means and techniques applied to the material execution of buildings and BIM (Building Information Modelling). Focus on an understanding of the organization of the design and construction process and awareness of building and zoning codes, material systems and types, as well as sustainable practice.

ARCH 464 – ARCHITECTURE STRUCTURE I (Fall 2016, 2017, 2018)

This course covers the basic principles of architectural structures, including the influence of geometric, sectional, and material properties related to flexure and shear in beam and framed systems; vector mechanics with application to analysis of trusses, catenaries, and arches; diagrammatic analysis of beams for bending moment, shear, and deflection as well as the study of structural framing systems for vertical and lateral loads.

ARCH 465 – ARCHITECTURE STRUCTURE II (Spring 2017, 2018)

This is the second course addressing architectural structures in the architecture program. The subject matter will progress from the material presented in ARCH 464 by investigating the design and analysis of structural systems through load tracing, holistic structural behaviour, the properties and design potentials of various materials, and the relationship between the superstructure and the exterior envelope.

ARCH 688A: Carbon Neutral Development Through Net Zero and Net Impact Building Design  (Spring 2017, 2019, Summer 2018)

Knowledge about the relations between built environment development and global and local challenges, such as climate change, resource depletion, environmental impact, justice and health, is of key importance to move towards sustainable development and resilient built environment. This course takes a trans-disciplinary approach to understanding built environment questions. Urban possibilities and challenges are analyzed by using a systems approach where energy, ecological, social, and economic aspects are integrated through a technologic-ecological perspective. Linkages between and perspectives from engineering, science, social-sciences, and practice are emphasized throughout the course. The course will examine the value and limitations of a series of real world case studies. Students will also have face-to-face collaboration opportunities with international students abroad.

Agents of Positive Change: Highlighting Women Maryland Engineers

In celebration of Women's History Month, we highlight some of the important contributions of women engineers within our campus community.

Civil Empowerment Series: Torben Orla Nielsen

Nielsen is a science attaché at the Innovation Centre Denmark (ICDK) at the Danish Consulate in Boston.

TRB Roundup: EVs and Equity

Researchers explore community cost-sharing, road use charges.

Sustainability: UMD Grad Students Conduct Research Trip to Nepal

Grand Challenges-Funded project works with villagers facing climate change fallout.

Celebrating LGBTQ+ History Month: Resources and Events

Resources and events for the Clark School's LGBTQ+ students and allies.

Maryland Engineering Ranks Among the Nation’s Top 20 Undergraduate Engineering Programs

The A. James Clark School of Engineering ranks 19 overall among more than 200 undergraduate engineering programs—up three positions from its previous undergraduate ranking.

Waters Awarded DOE Fellowship

A UMD doctoral student will receive generous support for her research on disaster resilience and equity.

Austin is PI for new DoD Minerva Research Initiative project

Research could help spur improved institutional operations.

Maryland Engineering Graduate Programs: Top 10 Among Public Universities, Five Years in a Row

For the fifth consecutive year, the University of Maryland's A. James Clark School of Engineering ranks among the country's top 10 public universities in graduate engineering programs, according to U.S. News & World Report's 2023–24 rankings.

Grant Awarded for Study of Climate-Induced Septic Tank Failures

A research team led by UMD’s Allison Reilly examines a growing hazard.

UMD Researcher Uses AI to Predict Floods

Model can autonomously forecast flood events and coordinate satellites to view them in real-time.

UMD Research Sheds Light on Gender Imbalance in Construction

“We now have the numbers,” researchers say of groundbreaking study.

Maryland Engineering ranks #11 among public colleges in the U.S.

The University of Maryland’s A. James Clark School of Engineering ranks #11 among the country’s public universities in U.S. News & World Report 2022-23 Best Colleges rankings, rising one spot from #12 in 2022.

Legacy of Racism Linked to Higher COVID-19 Death Rates

UMD researchers track health vulnerabilities among Black communities in Louisiana.

Maryland Engineering Graduate Programs: Top 10 Public, Four Years in a Row

Maryland Engineering earns a top spot in the 2023 U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools rankings among over 200 colleges.

A Greener Alternative for Food Disposal

Instead of clogging up landfills, food waste can be safely converted into biogas and other valuable resources.

Ayyub Featured in ASCE Article on Climate Resilience

UMD professor is author of two recent ASCE Manuals of Practice designed to assist engineers.

Assessing Nuclear Risk: CEE, ME Faculty Collaborate on New Tools

Research aims to explore updates to risk assessment tools and methods used by the nuclear industry.

Maryland Engineering ranked #12 public undergraduate program in the country

For the third consecutive year, the Clark School's rises in U.S. News & World Report ranking.

Galloway: Nature-Based Features Can Aid in Disaster Resilience

Expert on water resources testifies before Congress.

Student Researchers Recognized with Wylie Dissertation Fellowships

Fourteen Clark School students pursuing their Ph.D.s in engineering have been awarded Ann G. Wylie Dissertation Fellowships by the University of Maryland Graduate School.

Goulias Honored for Teaching Excellence

CEE faculty member wins Poole and Kent Teaching Award.

Maryland Graduate Engineering Ranked #10 Public in the Nation

From extreme batteries to windows made from wood, Clark School’s trendsetting work ranks it among the country’s Top 10 public engineering schools for the 3rd consecutive year.

Search Initiated for New Clark School Dean

A national search has been initiated for a new Dean of the A. James Clark School of Engineering.

Rejoining the Paris Accord: Scholars Respond

UMD's Deb Niemeier and other prominent researchers assess the new administration's course change on climate.

More Effective, Equitable Disaster Policy

Three leading disaster scientists--Deb Niemeier, Allison Reilly and A.R. Siders--present a roadmap for change.

Mobile Device Data Could Boost Road Safety for Pedestrians

MTI’s Chenfeng Xiong wins USDOT Safety Data Initiative grant in collaboration with MDOT SHA.

MTI Appoints Deb Niemeier as Co-Director

Niemeier will advance new initiatives, including a DataLab designed to facilitate research.

Baecher Named Center for Disaster Resilience Director

National Academy of Engineering member heads UMD-based research hub.

UMD Presents New Research at TRB Annual Meeting

Papers and poster sessions addressed topics ranging from crash data analysis to tracking the outcomes of major highway projects.

Highway Project Database Provides “One-Stop Shop”

A team at UMD’s Maryland Transportation Institute has pulled together key data on major projects nationwide.

Saving History

With the buidling that housed it set for demolition, could the Asphalt Institute's medallion be retrieved?

Niemeier Explores Link Between Infrastructure, Inequity

An interview with the inaugural Clark Distinguished Chair and MTI faculty affiliate.

Engineering Sustainable Solutions…Globally!

CEE professors led sustainability-focused study abroad programs in Iceland and Italy.

Do Good Robotics Start-Up Competition coming this fall

Deadline for submitting an application is July 30.

Pioneering Breakthrough: Unmanned Aircraft Delivers Organ for Successful Kidney Transplant in Maryland

The groundbreaking effort by Maryland faculty and researchers could help expand donor access to transplantation.

Timothy J. Regan to deliver Kirlin/Whiting-Turner Lecture on April 18

Timothy J. Regan, president and CEO of Whiting-Turner, will share insights gained during his career.

CEE Shows Strong Presence at TRB 98th Annual Meeting

Department faculty, staff, and students were highly active at the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Annual Meeting.

What Does a Pair of Dice Have to Do With Disaster Recovery?

Resilience experts use gaming techniques and more to understand utility operator behaviors.

Acts of Kindness Create a Philanthropist

Alumnus creates the Rattan L. Khosa Graduate Endowed Scholarship in Structural Engineering.

CEE Experts Active at TRB 97th Annual Meeting

Faculty, staff, and students gave more than 50 presentations during the four-day event.

UMD Solar Decathlon Team Takes 1st Place in the U.S., 2nd Place in the World

Team Maryland Wins Silver at the 2017 Solar Decathlon

University of Maryland School of Engineering Announces Unprecedented Investment from A. James & Alice B. Clark Foundation

Building Together: An Investment for Maryland Will Transform UMD Through $219,486,000 Gift

Fourth Annual Project Management Symposium Draws Record Crowd

The two-day event was attended by more than 300 professionals.

New Class Inducted into Order of the Engineer

Clark School students make a commitment to integrity and responsibility in the engineering profession.

Transportation@Maryland Workshop Promotes Multi-Disciplinary Collaboration on Future Mobility Systems

Participants included researchers from 10 colleges and 15 research centers.

UMD Experts Tackle Critical Topics at Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting

Faculty, staff, and student involvment exemplified the theme "Transportation Innovation: Leading the Way in an Era of Rapid Change."

Jose Torero Joins Faculty at the University of Maryland

Torero will serve as the director of the Center for Disaster Resilience and the John L. Bryan Chair in Fire Protection Engineering.

Pounding the Pavement to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

CEE Associate Professor Qingbin Cui, CEE researchers partner with industry to pursue greener pavements.

UMD Center for Disaster Resilience Leads Hill Discussion on D.C. Flood Risk

CEE faculty partner with Congresswoman Holmes Norton to emphasize importance of resilience in the nation's capital.

UMD Concrete Canoe Team Celebrates Second Consecutive ASCE Mid-Atlantic Win

Team places first in races and the design category, and second in the product display category.

UMD Transportation Experts in the News: WMATA’s SafeTrack Plan

UMD experts are using transportation modeling and simulation technologies to help commuters make informed decisions.

CEE Transportation Researchers Tackle Critical Topics at 95th TRB Annual Meeting

Areas include visualization, resilience, high-speed rail, and green vehicles.

UMD Students Head to SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition Design Weekend

UMD led team aims to build cutting edge prototype for the next generation of transportation.

University of Maryland Flies High with Milestone 50th High-Altitude Balloon Launch

University of Maryland Celebrates 50th Launch of the Maryland Space Grant Consortium Balloon Payload Program

Safer Travels: How Civil Engineers are Working to Improve U.S. Bridges, Roadways

Researchers from the Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering’s BEST Center and NTC@Maryland are working to improve traveler safety.

Digging Deeper: Forensic Engineering

CEE forensic engineers are working to uncover solutions for many of today’s most pressing engineering challenges.

CYC Students Learn About Sustainable Energy

The University of Maryland Center for Young Children (CYC) Tour UMERC

“It Only Takes One Storm,” Caution UMD Disaster Resilience Experts

Despite below-average hurricane forecast, questions of community resilience remain.

UMD Center for Disaster Resilience Leads Efforts to Create a National Resilience Scorecard

CEE researchers host "Building Blocks for a National Resilience Scorecard" workshop.

BGE's Calvin Butler to Deliver Spring Commencement Remarks

CEO of Baltimore Gas and Electric Company to speak on May 22.

Pines Recognized with Maryland Speaker's Medallion

Annual award recognizes outstanding service to the state.

ASCE Maryland Hosts Inaugural “Suit Up & Be Civil” Event

Nearly 200 gather for UMD American Society of Civil Engineers event.

Engineers Without Borders Returns to Peru

EWB to focus on engineering solutions to Peru town's traffic challenges.

NTC@Maryland Sponsored Seminar Series: Mohamadreza Banihashemi

ITS/ITE MD Student Chapter seminar sponsored by the National Transportation Center @ Maryland

UMD Alumni Cup Zeroes In on Fundraising Goal

Launch UMD campaign to help CEE students work towards third consecutive Alumni Cup win.

NTC@Maryland Co-Sponsored Seminar Series: Nigel Wilson

Kirlin Distinguished Seminar Series organized by the CEE, and ITS/ITE MD Student Chapter seminar sponsored by the National Transportation Center @ Maryland

UMD Clark School to Host Mpact Week: Disaster Resilience

Research showcase to highlight role of engineers in developing innovative solutions to help prevent, mitigate, and respond to disasters.

NTC@Maryland Sponsored Seminar Series: Prof. Tatsuo Oyama

ITS Student Chapter Invited Speaker Series, Sponsored by National Transportation Center @ Maryland

UMD to Host Advanced Transportation Technologies Day

The A. James Clark School of Engineering will host a transportation technologies open house Thursday, Aug. 28.

Inaugural Project Management Symposium Draws Capacity Crowd

More than 250 project management professionals gathered at the University of Maryland June 9-10 for the inaugural Project Management Symposium.

Shaking Things Up: UMD Engineering Students Build Innovative Solution to Help Save Honey Bees

Undergrads gain hands-on experience helping biologists build solutions for critical honey bee issue.

Project Management Symposium to Feature Sustainability Expert

The First Annual Project Management Symposium will feature Gregory Balestrero of the International Institute for Learning, Inc.

Alumnus Appointed Director of Climate Change Science Institute

Civil and Environmental Engineering alumnus Jack D. Fellows appointed director of CCSI at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Inaugural Mpact Week Showcases UMD Innovations, Robotics, Bioengineering

Over a thousand visit College Park campus for Mpact Week events.  

Mpact Week to Showcase UMD Robotics, Bioengineering, Innovation, Oct. 23-26

Events will highlight the Clark School's research, education, innovation, and entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Championing Our Nation's Water Resource Infrastructure

Prof. Gerald Galloway testifies before the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

"Could We Have Been Better Prepared?"

New National Academies Report urges need for disaster resilience.

Long-Term Sea Level Rise Could Cost Washington, D.C., Billions

Clark School study predicts damage from sea level rise brought on by global warming.

Davis and Milner Receive a $1M Contract from the Federal Highway Administration

Federal Highway Administration funds research on traffic surveillance with cooperating cameras through a $1M contract.

ATTAP to Develop Traffic Control Plan for the Star Spangled Sailabration

The Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) and City of Baltimore have requested the assistance of the ATTAP team.

Hoyer Honors UM Solar Decathlon Team

Praise for team entered into the Congressional Record.

FAA Approves NEXTOR II Research Contract

Aviation operations collaboration is worth up to $60 million over length of contract.

Dr. Ali Haghani Invited To Present Keynote Speeches in China

CEE's professor and chair, Dr. Ali Haghani, was recently invited as the keynote speaker at international conferences.

Upcoming Maryland Day Highlights

Visit the Clark School Saturday for demonstrations, hands-on activities and more.

4/9/2010 CITSM Seminar Series

The Role of Information Technology in Improving Transit Systems, by Nigel Wilson

Alum's Gift Honors Inspirational Professor

Charles E. Waggner '54 establishes Goodings Professorship, advances Great Expectations Campaign.

CEE's Dr. Gerry Galloway Named 2008 Fellow-Elect by NAPA

The Board of Directors of the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA)name Dr. Gerry Galloway as a 2008 Fellow-Elect.

CEE Alumnus Fateh N. Wattar Named VP of Operations for Northern Emirates

The new VP of Operations for Northern Emirates is CEE alumnus Fateh N. Wattar.

CEE's Alumni Peter D'Antonio Listed As Enterprising Young Engineering Talent

CEE's Alumni Peter D'Antonio Makes The "40 Under 40" List of Enterprising Engineering Talent

Modern Marvels to Feature CATT Lab

CATT Lab will be highlighted on the History Channel February 28 at 8 p.m. (EST).

History Channel's Modern Marvels to Feature CATT Lab

The Center for Advanced Transportation Technology Laboratory (CATT Lab) will be highlighted in an upcoming episode of Modern Marvels which will air on the History Channel on February 28, 2008 at 8PM.

The First RAC International Conference Termed A Success

The First International Conference on Recent Advances in Concrete Technology (rac07) was held, 19-21 September 2007 in the Washington, DC area.

Preparing for Real-Life Disasters, Virtually

Clark School develops online training environment for emergency responders.

Traffic Operations Academy Produces Experts

New civil engineering initiative graduates first class of students.

Announcing Dr. Gerald E. Galloway, Jr. as IWR's 2007 Maass-White Visiting Scholar

He will be engaged in several national efforts to develop and infuse new approaches to U.S. water resources planning and management

Al Santos Wins A. James Clark 2004-2005 Staff Service Award

Al Santos won the Staff Service Award for the year 2004-2005