Ming Hu

Associate Professor of Architecture

Associate Dean for Research, Scholarship, and Creative Work

August 9, 2023; Ming Hu (Photo by Matt Cashore/University of Notre Dame)

School of Architecture

Ming Hu is an architect and environmental engineer who studies how to decarbonize the built environment through net-zero impact and healthy building design, particularly focusing on life cycle impact and human health-centered decarbonization of the built environment. Specifically, she investigates the life cycle environmental impacts associated with building technologies and policies, as well as how community and societal priorities can be better incorporated into decision-making processes.

Hu has written more than 100 peer-reviewed papers and conference proceeding papers. She is the author of Net Zero Building: Predicted and Unintended Consequences, published by Routledge in 2019; Smart Technologies and Design for Healthy Built Environments, published by Springer in 2020; and Green Building Costs: The Affordability of Sustainable Design, published by Routledge in 2023.

She serves on the national board of Architectural Research Centers Consortium, and has been awarded research grants from the National Science Foundation, The Rockefeller Foundation, The American Institute of Architects, and others.