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1982 …2021

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“The best way to predict the future is to (virtually) create it.”

Research profile

My area of expertise is computational modeling and simulation for optimizing design and operation of high-performance buildings in terms of (renewable) energy use and indoor environmental quality. The focus is on widening the scope of building simulation to allow for multi-scale and multi-physics problems, and for incorporating optimization under uncertainty approaches. This is directly related to societal challenges such as energy transition and climate adaptation of buildings and neighbourhoods.

Academic background

I am emeritus full professor of building performance in the Building Physics & Services unit at  Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). In addition to my ongoing activites at TU/e, I'm also a full professor of environmental engineering in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Czech Technical University, Prague. I was the scientific director of the Smart Buildings and Cities post-master program at TU/e. I participated in many international research projects, and am on the scientific advisory board of several international energy institutions, external examiner at 20 international universities, reviewer and editorial board member of 25 international peer reviewed scientific journals and expert evaluator of national and international research projects.

I'm proud to be a Fellow of the International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA), Fellow of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), Fellow of the Federation of European Heating, Ventilation and Air-conditioning Associations (REHVA) and of having received several other national and international scientific and practice awards.


External positions

full professor, Czech Technical University

1 Sep 2002 → …


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