Ming Hu is an Assistant Professor at the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, University of Maryland, College Park, an affiliate faculty in the National Center for Smart Growth and the Maryland Transportation Institute. She teaches technology courses focused on the integration of architectural design with structural, materials and building performance assessment. Her research focuses on high-performance building design and lifecycle assessment at the intersection of energy, human health and environmental impact. She is currently researching net zero renovation strategies in Europe’s Nordic Region as part of the Fulbright Finland Foundation.
Hu is author of Net Zero Building: Predicted and Unintended Consequences and has authored over 30 peer-reviewed papers and conference proceeding papers. Her works were selected as part of the Sustainability Exhibit at the 2017 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP23).
Hu serves on the national board of Building Technology Educators’ Society (BTES) and International Code Council Committee (ICC). She has been awarded research grants from the National Science Foundation, University of Maryland Sustainability Fund, The Rockefeller Foundation, The American Institute of Architects, and others. Hu is a recipient of the 2019 AIAS/ASCA New Faculty Teaching Award, the 2018- 2019 Rockefeller Bellagio Center Academic Writing Residency, and 2020-2021 Fulbright.