Profile of Hanqing Wu

Hanqing Wu
Microclimate Specialist | Principal

Hanqing Wu is a recognized international leader in the field of wind engineering who provides technical direction to our growing microclimate practice. Hanqing is a critical contributor to many of our clients’ most sophisticated projects, and a key driver of RWDI’s own research and development work. His record of innovation includes the creation of a pressure device that precisely measures wind speeds and directions (known at RWDI as a “Wu Tube”), and the development of our proprietary software, WindEstimator, which leverages a database of wind tunnel data to generate predictions of pedestrian-level wind flows around complex buildings. Hanqing has frequently been called on to give expert-witness testimony in Canada and the United States, and plays an invaluable leadership role on our clients’ projects around the globe.

A proven innovator and sought-after specialist on wind and microclimates


    • Doctorate (Building Studies), Concordia University, Montreal
    • Master of Science (Fluid Mechanics), Peking University, Beijing
    • Bachelor of Science (Mechanics), Peking University, Beijing

    • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
    • ASCE Environmental Wind Engineering Committee
    • Registered Professional Engineer (P. Eng.), Ontario, Nova Scotia, Manitoba
    • Numerous papers in wind engineering journals and presentations at international conferences

    • Door operability
    • Microclimates
    • Pedestrian wind
    • Rain infiltration
    • Snow drifting
    • Software development
    • Sports venues
    • Thermal comfort
    • Wind measurement