PhD title: Energy characteristic of innovative building forms
Supervisors: Dr Mohamed Gadi and Dr Yuehong Su
Building form and its orientation are important factor in architecture as well as to lower energy demand by passive way that implemented since initial design stage before using other semi-permanent efforts such as the utilization of material-construction, color, shading, etc. Meanwhile, we can only find that some studies related to forms are commonly conducted against compactness index and shape factorizing. My research investigates some innovative forms for their performance in supporting energy efficient building. The investigation conducted using several simulation softwares and include a parametric study that will put the forms for test in different scenarios. This research important to help architects and designers to choose / create decent forms since early stage.
PhD title: PhD candidate at the institute of Sustainable Energy Technology
Supervisors: Dr Siddig Omer and Prof Saffa Riffat
Main area of research interests fall within:
I’m currently investigating innovative cooling and self-cleaning technologies for Concentrated Photovoltaic (CPV) systems. The proposed system suggests the integration of CPV with Thermoelectric generator (TEG) with a heat pipe for heat extraction form from the PV surface in a hybrid compact design for electricity generation.
PhD title: Optimizing daylighting performance in the office buildings via using Parametric Design
Supervisors: Dr Yuehong Su and Dr Mohamed Gadi
The PhD investigates improve daylight performance inside the office buildings, by using Grasshopper as a parametric software based on Rhinoceros 3D. Grasshopper is used as a method to control different complex parameters to utilize the daylight during the daytime. The study aims to provide the building with constant distributed light during the working hours to achieve human visual comfort and save energy.
PhD title: An approach for energy performance and indoor climate assessment in UK schools buildings
Supervisors: Dr Lucelia Rodrigues and Dr Siddig Omer
School energy efficient such as adaption of numerous energy efficiency represents a driver for increasing the school energy performance due to significant environmental effects and major impact on student’s performance and health. My research is focused on investigating the outcomes of energy efficiency improvement and analysing the benefits achieved under various energy efficiency measures from energy audit based on the vast case studies.
PhD Title: Techno-Socio-Economic and Environmental Evaluation of an Integrated Bio-Rural Energy Scheme in Ghana
Supervisors: Prof Jo Darkwa and Dr John Kaiser Calautit
Ghana has an estimated population of 27 million with approximately 24.2% of the total population living under the poverty line. Rural poverty however is almost 4 times as high as urban poverty levels. This PhD project therefore seeks to develop an integrated bio-rural energy scheme for Ghana. This would enable sustainable power generation and consequently improve living conditions thereby reducing poverty in rural communities in Ghana. The research focuses on evaluating the technological, social, economic, cultural and environmental expediency in the development of appropriate framework for bioenergy production.
PhD title: Using data for citizen-centric smart cities
Supervisors: Dr Lucelia Rodrigues
PhD title: Bio-insulation Materials for Low Carbon Buildings
Supervisors: Prof Saffa Riffat and Dr Yuehong Su
A study on novel heat recovery systems for domestic building applications
Supervisors: Prof Saffa Riffat, Dr Yuehong Su and Dr Robin Wilson
PhD title: Microclimate Energy Modelling by Coupling CFD-BES Techniques
Supervisors: Dr Parham Mirzaei and Dr Benjamin Jones
My PhD research aims to improve the simulation of energy performance in the context of urban communities. A common drawback of current energy simulation packages is the neglected impact of neighbourhood effect in cities. Urban climate, however, is mutually impacted by a building's indoor climate. The aim of this study is therefore to couple the energy simulation technique with microclimate Computational Fluid Dynamics to enhance a better resolving of neighbourhood effect on buildings and vice versa.
PhD title: The Development of Prefabricated Low-Carbon House
Supervisors: Prof Saffa Riffat and Dr Guohui Gan
To achieve zero carbon emissions and low energy consumption during building operation, my research focus on the prefabrication and Low-carbon Technologies. The research comprises the Building Information Modelling design, simulation and construction of low carbon prefabricated houses for Chinese suburban area. The house is unique and has been designed to satisfy the requirement of Chinese suburban and climate in Wuhan. The house is projected to achieve the German Passive House certification criteria standards.
PhD title: Application of traditional design and architecture in China for modern buildings for reducing the energy demand and improving the air quality and living comfort
Supervisors: Dr John Kaiser Calautit and Dr Carlos Jimenez-Bescos
Using courtyard as a passive cooling technology to improve nature ventilation and thermal performance.
PhD title: EV integrated Building Energy Management Systems
Supervisors: Professor Mark Gillott and Dr Rabah Boukhanouf
PhD title: Efficiency Evaluation and Energy Optimization of Renewable Energy Integrated Polygeneration Systems
Supervisors: Dr Jie Zhu and Dr Guohui Gan
My PhD study is focusing on the ways of providing heating/cooling, power, domestic hot water for residential buildings in most efficient, environmentally friendly and economical way. For this purpose, dynamical performance of several systems will be investigated to seek out optimum control strategies. Minimizing carbon emission in supply side and minimizing energy demand in demand side is aimed.
PhD title: Exploring a new type of thermochemical energy storage system for solar heating in UK dwellings
Supervisors: Dr Yuehong Sue and Dr Mingke Hu
The aim of this project is to investigate a new type of thermochemical energy storage for heating applications in UK dwellings. The objectives include:
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