Chuansi Gao

Chuansi Gao

Associate professor, Senior Lecturer

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My research focuses on human thermal environments, climate change and health, heat and cold stress, thermophysiology and thermal comfort. Recent research projects include personal protection and protective clothing, effects of thermal climate factors on health, comfort and performance, development of personal cooling strategies to alleviate heat stress, and heat health early warning system. Another area of research is the prevention of slips and falls, and gait biomechanics. Part of the reseach is carried out at the Thermal Environment Laboratory and Gait and Motion Laboratory.


Recent research Projects

  1.  2017-2020: Coordinator, EU co-fund collaboration research project: Translating climate service into personalized adaptation strategies to cope with thermal climate stress (, funded by European Research Area for Climate Services (ERA4CS) and participating countries (Formas in Sweden, IFD in Denmark, NWO in The Netherlands).
  2. 2016-2020: participant, EU Horizon 2020 project – Research and Innovation Framework Programme (H2020-PHC-2015) “Integrated inter-sector framework to increase the thermal resilience of European workers in the context of global warming (HEAT-SHIELD, )”, financed by the European Union under grant agreement No 668786.
  3. 2016-2020: participant, “Sustainable indoor environment in multi-family housing after renovation - a holistic approach to building performance, energy, indoor environment quality, and residents´ behavior and well-being”, financed by the Swedish Research Council Formas, Dnr.942-2016-79
  4. 2016-2020: participant, "The interaction of energy system, indoor environment and tenants - holistic approach to improve energy efficiency in the renovation of multi-family buildings", funded by Swedish Energy Agency, Project No.43092-1
  5. 2016: Principal investigator, “Sportswear, thermo-physiology and thermal comfort”, financed by Taiwan Textile Research Institute.
  6. 2014-2015: participant in two multidisciplinary cooperation projects at Pufendorf Institute, Lund University: 1) HEAT, 2) Healthy Indoor Environments
  7. 2012: Principal investigator, “Validation of ASTM standard F2732 and comparison with ISO 11079 with respect to comfort temperature ratings for cold weather protective clothing”, the 3rd project in collaboration with Taiwan Textile Research Institute.
  8. 2010-2013: Principal investigator, “Slip and fall accidents, friction requirements, and balance ability”, financed  by AFA Insurance, Sweden
  9. 2009-2010: Main participant, “Personal cooling with smart textiles (phase change materials, PCMs)”, financed  by VINNOVA research and growth programme in collaboration with TST-Sweden AB.


For a number of years I participated in teaching the following three elective courses:

1.     Human in extreme environments (TFRC70, 7.5 hp), 

2.     Work and exercise physiology (TFRA10, 7.5 hp),

3.     Human and indoor environments (TFRC05, 7.5 hp).

Since 2008 I have participated in teaching the following four programme courses and in supervising Master and PhD students.

1.     Human performance in extreme environments (IDRN09, MAMF35), 

2.     Medical and technical aspects of sport and physical performance (IDRN05),

3.     Work environment, safety and health (Arbete-Människa-Teknik, MAM070),

4.     Biomechanics (FHLF05, since 2014)

UKÄ subject classification

  • Environmental Health and Occupational Health
  • Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
  • Sport and Fitness Sciences


  • Climate change and health
  • Human thermal environment
  • Gait biomechanics
  • Heat stress
  • Cold stress
  • Thermal comfort
  • Heat wave
  • Extreme weather
  • Personal protection
  • Protective clothing
  • Heat stress early warning
  • Thermal physiology


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