Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering
Faculty & Staff

Xinlei Wang

Professor, Bioenvironmental Engineering

332 AESB, MC-644
1304 W. Pennsylvania Avenue
Urbana, IL 61801
Ph: (217) 333-4446
Fax: (217) 244-0323
E-mail: xwang2@illinois.edu

Research Focus

Air quality and environmental control; diesel engine emission control; renewable energy systems and applications; building energy efficiency.

Research Areas

  • Air quality and environmental control: measurement, modeling and control of airborne contaminant
  • Emission control from diesel engines: modeling and control strategy development
  • Renewable Energy Systems and Applications, Solar Decathlon
  • Heating ventilation and air conditioning system simulation and control

Courses Taught

  • ABE 397 - ACES/Engineering China Summer Research and Cultural Immersion Program( flyer )
  • ABE 436 - Renewable Energy Systems
  • TSM 372 - Environmental Control & HVAC Systems
  • TSM 438 - Renewable Energy Applications
  • ENG 491 SD - Interdisciplinary Design Project

Education

  • Ph.D., Agricultural Engineering, University of Illinois, 2000
  • M.S., Agricultural Engineering, University of Saskatchewan, 1996
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Zhejiang University, 1987
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Zhejiang University, 1984

Professional Experience

  • Professor, 2014-Date, Agricultural & Biological Engineering Department, University of Illinois
  • Associate Professor, 2008-2014, Agricultural & Biological Engineering Department, University of Illinois
  • Assistant Professor, 2002-2008, Agricultural & Biological Engineering Department, University of Illinois
  • Senior Engineer, 2000-2002, International Truck and Engine Corporation, Melrose Park, IL
  • Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Jan-Sep 2000, Agricultural Engineering Department, University of Illinois
  • Research Assistant, 1996-1999, Agricultural Engineering Department, University of Illinois
  • Research Assistant, 1994-1996, University of Saskatchewan, Canada
  • Lecturer, 1987-1994, Department of Energy Engineering, Zhejiang University, China

Honors and Awards

  • Sustainability Fellow, UIUC, 2013
  • Teacher Fellow Award, North American Colleges and Teachers in Agriculture, 2013
  • Academy of Teaching Excellence, College of Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences, University of Illinois, 2012 - 2015
  • Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching, College of Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences, University of Illinois, 2012
  • Distinguished Service Award, American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Engineers, 2011
  • Honorable Mention Paper Award, American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, 2010
  • Everitt Award for Teaching Excellence, College of Engineering, University of Illinois, 2010
  • University of Illinois President’s Citation in Recognition of Clean Diesel Bus project, 2010
  • Ben and Georgeann Jones Excellence in Teaching Awards, Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, UIUC, 2009
  • Global Scholar, College of ACES, 2006
  • Honorable Mention Paper Award, American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, 2006
  • J. Kent Mitchell Teaching Excellence Award, University of Illinois, Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, 2006
  • Incomplete List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students, UIUC, Fall 2005, Spring, 2006, Fall 2006
  • ASHRAE Annual Paper Award, American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Engineers, 2001
  • Gamma Sigma Delta, inducted 1998
  • Alpha Epsilon, inducted 1997

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