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Henk Schellen is an Associate Professor on building physics of monumental buildings at Eindhoven University of Technology. His areas of expertise include Urban and rural planning, building technology and architecture, building construction and heat and moisture transfer in buildings. His main expertise is in the areas of building physical measurements and simulation. 

Henk has initiated and been involved with several research projects into the heating of large monumental buildings, such as churches, investigating building physical effects of heating systems such as floor heating, infra-red gas heating and air heating. His research also has applications in the area of conserving and restoring heritage objects and works of art.

Academic background

Henk Schellen obtained his PhD in Building Physics from TU/e Eindhoven, where he became assistant professor in 1986. From 1983 to 2000,Henk participated in a cooperative research team, formed by TNO (the Institute of Applied Physics) and TU/e. He is frequently invited to give his opinion on building physical and indoor climate problems in Dutch monumental buildings like the Anne Frank House, the Rembrandt House, Upper House or Senate of the Netherlands parliament, Fortress Fort Aan de Hoek van Holland and some 20 monumental churches. As a result of the experience gained on these subjects, he is regularly invited to give lectures on subjects related to monumental buildings.

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Research Output 1990 2019

Experimental and numerical analysis of a novel display case design: case study of the renovated Anne Frank house

Kompatscher, K., Ankersmit, H. A. B., Neuhaus, E., van Aarle, M. A. P., van Schijndel, A. W. M. J. & Schellen, H. L., 18 Nov 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Studies in Conservation.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Experimental Analysis
Display Cases
Anne Frank
Numerical Analysis
1 Citation (Scopus)

Heritage attributes of post-war housing in Amsterdam

Havinga, L., Colenbrander, B. & Schellen, H., 24 Jun 2019, In : Frontiers of Architectural Research.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Polyvinyl chlorides
garden city

Heritage significance and the identification of attributes to preserve in a sustainable refurbishment

Havinga, L., Colenbrander, B. & Schellen, H., 27 Dec 2019, In : Journal of Cultural Heritage.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articleAcademicpeer-review

Sustainable development
Decision support systems
Environmental impact
3 Citations (Scopus)
31 Downloads (Pure)

Intermittent conditioning of library archives: Microclimate analysis and energy impact

Kompatscher, K., Kramer, R. P., Ankersmit, B. & Schellen, H. L., 1 Jan 2019, In : Building and Environment. 147, p. 50-66 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
climate conditions
18 Downloads (Pure)

Occupant behaviour and thermal comfort in buildings: monitoring the end user

Visser, L., Kingma, B. R. M., Willems, E., Broers, W., Loomans, M., Schellen, H., op 't Veld, P. & van Marken Lichtenbelt, W., 13 Aug 2019. 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaperAcademic

Open Access
Thermal comfort
Human engineering


Yearly Best Paper Award: Wind-driven rain on the facade of a monumental tower: numerical simulation, full-scale validation and sensitivity analysis

Henk L. Schellen (Recipient), 2009

Prize: OtherCareer, activity or publication related prizes (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Scientific

Activities 1997 2008

  • 25 Contributed talk

Gastcollege in reeks Architectonische Basisibegrippen 5, code BK5200, Delft

Henk L. Schellen (Speaker)
2 Oct 2008

Activity: Talk or presentation typesContributed talkScientific

Warmte- lucht- en vochtproblematiek bij historische gebouwen, KVIV Faculty Club Leuven

Henk L. Schellen (Speaker)
4 Sep 2008

Activity: Talk or presentation typesContributed talkScientific

Ledenvergadering Brabantse Orgelfederatie, Breda

Henk L. Schellen (Speaker)
24 May 2008

Activity: Talk or presentation typesContributed talkScientific

The Swedish National Energy Convention 2008, Stockholm Sweden

Henk L. Schellen (Speaker)
12 Mar 2008

Activity: Talk or presentation typesContributed talkScientific

Student theses

Behouden of verouderen: onderzoek naar het binnenklimaat en de behangfragmenten in de kamer van Anne Frank

Author: Wijffelaars, J. & van Zundert, K., 31 Aug 2004

Supervisor: de Wit, M. (Supervisor 1), Schellen, H. (Supervisor 2), van Schijndel, A. (Supervisor 2) & van Aarle, M. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

Bepaling van de akoestische kwaliteit van stalen woningen

Author: Jansen van Galen, E., 1999

Supervisor: Martin, H. (Supervisor 1), Schellen, H. (Supervisor 2) & Janssen, J. F. (External person) (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

Binnenklimaatonderzoek in de Eerste Kamer: temperatuuroverschrijding in de zomer

Author: van Leth, M., 30 Jun 2006

Supervisor: Schellen, H. (Supervisor 1), van Schijndel, A. (Supervisor 2) & Martens, M. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

Bouwkundige maatregelen tegen kakkerlakken

Author: van Boven, F., 31 Aug 1994

Supervisor: Wolfs, B. (Supervisor 1), van Bronswijk, J. (Supervisor 2), Schellen, H. (Supervisor 2) & Dijkstra, J. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

Convoi Exceptionnel: cultuurhistorie als drijfveer voor binnenstedelijke gebiedstransformatie

Author: Bus, B., 28 Feb 2009

Supervisor: Post, J. (Supervisor 1), Swagten, J. (Supervisor 2) & Schellen, H. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master