Dr. Zhong joined the University of Alberta as an assistant professor in 2017. She is the director and founder of the Built Environment Technology Lab (BETL). She has extensive research and industrial experience in the field of a healthy indoor environment, with an in-depth understanding of heat and mass transfer in buildings, physicochemical purification technologies, catalysis, and nanotechnology. She is a dynamic researcher who is highly proficient in applying experimental, computational, and field approaches to her research. Her speciality areas include building material characterization, air cleaning & odor control, indoor air science, resilience and indoor environmental quality, the design of advanced HVAC systems and green buildings, smart sensors and controls, and health exposure assessment. Her impactful research has been cited by multiple media websites, including Science Newsline, phys.org, Science News, CIHR, and Global News. She is a technical committee member on the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE). Zhong's research is supported by CIHR, NSERC, MITACS, and Alberta Innovates.