• 13 Citations
20102016

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Personal profile

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“I dream of a better world; of a society that is healthy, social, sustainable, safe and in optimal balance with its environment; Creating a smart city by making use of modern technology”

Research profile

Elphi Nelissen is a Full Professor and Chair of Building Sustainability at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). Her areas of expertise include renewable energy and the built environment, circular building economy, sustainable building, building services, building physics, building acoustics and girls and technology.

Elphi initiated the development of a true Smart District in the Brainport region, to be established ultimately in 2021. It will be a unique living lab, in which all new and smart technologies are to be integrated in a renewable, social and attractive living district. The Brainport Smart District gives the university the opportunity to research, develop and experiment with new building methods, circular building, energy generation and storage, mobility concepts and to perform research on safety and health related topics, in close cooperation with industry.

Academic background

Elphi obtained her MSc in Building Physics from TU/e, where she became a Fellow in 2009 and has been Full Professor Building Sustainability since 2011. Since 2019, she is Scientific Director of the post-master (PDEng) program Sustainable Buildings and Cities. From 2011 to 2019 she was the Dean of the Department of the Built Environment. In this capacity, she held final responsibility for the educational and research programs of the Department as well as for its management. In addition to her position at the university, Professor Nelissen is chairwoman of the Socio-Economic Council of the Province of Brabant (SER-B) and is chairwoman of the Advisory College of the Province (BrabantAdvies). She influences policy making in the field of circular and sustainable building on a national level, in her role as chairwoman of the Transition Team Circulair Building Economy and member of the national Taskforce Building Agenda (Bouwagenda). In 1991, Elphi established independent engineering agency Nelissen BV, which offers expertise in the field of building physics, building acoustics and building services. She holds several additional functions, such as chairwoman of the TU/e Smart Cities Program and member of the Board of SPARK Campus. In 2016, she was elected most influential woman in the Eindhoven/Brainport region.

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Research Output

  • 13 Citations
  • 5 Article
  • 1 Inaugural speech
  • 1 Conference contribution

Downdraught assessment during design : experimental and numerical evaluation of a rule of thumb

Schellen, L., Timmers, S., Loomans, M. G. L. C., Nelissen, E. S. M., Hensen, J. L. M. & Marken Lichtenbelt, van, W. D., 2012, In : Building and Environment. 57, p. 290-301

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    Leren Integraal te ontwerpen

    Zeiler, W., Harkness, D. R., Nelissen, E. S. M., Houten, van, M. A., Veeger, T. T., Blok, R. & Timmermans, A. W. C., 2012, In : TVVL Magazine. 41, 1, p. 10-12 3 p.

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    Masterproject integraal ontwerpen : toepassing C-K-theorie leidt tot verbetering ontwerpproces

    Zeiler, W., Nelissen, E. S. M. & Houten, van, M. A., 2012, In : VVplus. 69, 2, p. 114-119 5 p.

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    Ontwerprichtlijnen ter voorkoming van koudeval : beoordeling van thermisch comfort nabij glasgevels

    Timmers, S., Schellen, L., Loomans, M. G. L. C., Nelissen, E. S. M., Hensen, J. L. M. & Marken Lichtenbelt, van, W., 2011, In : Bouwfysica. 22, 4, p. 8-13 6 p.

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    Prizes

    Frits meest invloedrijke vrouw

    Nelissen, Elphi (Recipient), 2017

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    MKB onderneemster van het jaar 2011

    Nelissen, Elphi (Recipient), 2011

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    Nominatie Dutch Diversity Award ca 2007

    Nelissen, Elphi (Recipient), 2007

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    Rehva Award

    Nelissen, Elphi (Recipient), 13 Nov 2019

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    TU/e Penning

    Nelissen, Elphi (Recipient), 6 Jan 2020

    Prize: TU/eOtherScientific

    Activities

    Signify: circular Building Economy; work in progress

    Elphi Nelissen (Speaker)

    5 Feb 2020

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesKeynote talkProfessional

    we moeten circulairder en wel nu

    Elphi Nelissen (Speaker)

    4 Feb 2020

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesKeynote talkProfessional

    Circulair ontwerpen in de bouw

    Elphi Nelissen (Speaker)

    3 Feb 2020

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkProfessional

    Keynote rol van de bouw in de Circulaire Economie

    Elphi Nelissen (Keynote speaker)

    19 Dec 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesKeynote talkProfessional

    transitieteam circulaire bouweconomie in uitvoering

    Elphi Nelissen (Speaker)

    10 Dec 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesKeynote talkProfessional

    Press / Media

    The meridian: podcast: Groeten uit e-topia

    Elphi Nelissen

    7/04/20

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

    Keynote rol van de bouw in de Circulaire Economie

    Elphi Nelissen

    10/12/19

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

    rathenau instituut: innovatieagenda's van de publieke sector

    Elphi Nelissen

    25/06/19

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

    Student theses

    Warmtegedrag van een tentdakkonstruktie

    Author: Nelissen, E., 31 Aug 1983

    Supervisor: Vorenkamp, J. (Supervisor 1)

    Student thesis: Master