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Lorna Kiamba

Assistant Professor in Environmental Design and Architecture, Faculty of Engineering

Contact

  • workRoom C49 Lenton Firs, Department of Architecture and Built Environment
    University Park
    Nottingham
    NG7 2RD
    UK
  • work+441157487169

Biography

Dr Lorna Kiamba is an Assistant Professor in Environmental Design and Architecture at the Department of Architecture and Built Environment of the University of Nottingham. Lorna is an architect with a background in integrated environmental design. She has attained a Bachelor of Architecture degree (Hons) from the University of Nairobi,Kenya, an MPhil in Environmental Design from the University of Cambridge, UK, and a PhD in Architecture from the University of Nottingham.

Expertise Summary

Lorna has expertise in the areas of: thermal performance of buildings and its implications on thermal comfort and energy use, community energy, community resilience and energy policy.

Teaching Summary

Lorna teaches mainly at post-graduate level where her teaching is centered on environmental design.

Research Summary

Currently, Lorna is involved in a H2020 project - Project SENSIBLE (http://www.h2020-project-sensible.eu). The overall aim of the project is to develop, demonstrate and evaluate a storage-enabled… read more

Current Research

Currently, Lorna is involved in a H2020 project - Project SENSIBLE (http://www.h2020-project-sensible.eu). The overall aim of the project is to develop, demonstrate and evaluate a storage-enabled sustainable energy supply for buildings and communities. In this research Lorna is focused on the review of the socio-economic impact of storage business models and the overall dissemination of the project outcomes.

Past Research

Lorna has a background in integrated environmental design and with a focus on the thermal performance of buildings and its implications on thermal comfort and energy use.

More recently she was involved in developing practical new solutions for more sustainable and resilient urban areas as part of a large EU project entitled TURaS (Transitioning towards Urban Resilience and Sustainability). This work included, but was not limited to: exploring the growth of community resilience through energy security, ownership and management, exploring the build-up of community capital through localised food production and distribution, and exploring the relationship of resilience with social identity and networks.

Future Research

I welcome enquiries from potential PhD candidates from Home, EU and international countries who are interested in the following research areas: Sustainable design in architecture, passive design of buildings, thermal building performance, shading performance analysis, thermal comfort, comfort and energy efficiency in buildings, tropical architecture, learning from vernacular architecture and building regulations in developing countries (focus on comfort and energy efficiency).

Department of Architecture and Built Environment

The University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD


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