• 1259 Citations
19962020

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“I see users of buildings as the most important assets of buildings. The value, including the financial value, of Health, Comfort and Productivity of users outweighs the building and running costs by far. Therefore, the user should be our prime point-of-attention!”

Research profile

Marcel Loomans is assistant professor in the group Building Performance in the Department of the Built Environment, Eindhoven university of Technology (TU/e). His areas of expertise include building technology, environmental studies, indoor environment, building physics, computational fluid dynamics, sustainable energy and performance based building. His research interests focus on the performance of the indoor environment (mainly thermal and air quality), as well in the design as in-use phase. As it is very much multidisciplinary, this topic needs close collaboration. It touches on several fields of expertise.

Indoor environmental quality in health care environments (from the operating theatre to patient rooms) has been investigated, as have the sleeping environment in dwellings and spatial and temporal transients that users undergo when using buildings in real-life, to name bust a a few examples. Real-life in-situ assessment, combining physical sensors and the human sensor (perception and/or physiological) is another area of attention.

Academic background

Marcel Loomans obtained his PhD on the topic of indoor air flow (measurement and simulation) in 1998. He continued his work at the Dutch Applied Research Institute TNO and returned to TU/e in 2006. He has participated in several national and international projects related to these topics and has been or is advisor of more than 50 final year MSc students and 5 PhD students. Marcel has authored or co-authored more than 25 scientific journal papers, more than 75 academic conference contributions and more than 40 professional publications.

Marcel was (7/2016-7/2018) president of the International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate (ISIAQ) and a member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE). He is a reviewer for several international peer-reviewed scientific journals such as Building and Environment and Energy and Buildings and was president of the ISIAQ international Healthy Building 2015 Europe conference (Eindhoven May 18-20th 2015). He currently is active in national societies (ISIAQ.nl, TVVL).

External positions

Project leader/Research engineer, Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research - TNO

1 Oct 19981 May 2006

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Research Output

Decision support tool for energy flexible office buildings

Papachristou, C., Hoes, P-J., Loomans, M. G. L. C. & van Goch, T. A. J., Feb 2020, In : REHVA Journal. 2020, 01, p. 48-55 8 p.

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    Experimental investigation into cleanroom contamination build-up when applying reduced ventilation and pressure hierarchy conditions as part of demand controlled filtration

    Loomans, M. G. L. C., Ludlage, T. B. J., van den Oever, H., Molenaar, P. C. A., Kort, H. S. M. & Joosten, P., Jun 2020, In : Building and Environment. 176, 10 p., 106861.

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    How can airborne transmission of COVID-19 indoors be minimised?

    Morawska, L., Tang, J. W., Bahnfleth, W., Bluyssen, P. M., Boerstra, A. C., Buonanno, G., Cao, J., Dancer, S., Floto, A., Franchimon, F., Haworth, C., Hogeling, J., Isaxon, C., Jiminez, J. L., Kurnitski, J., Li, Y., Loomans, M. G. L. C., Marks, G., Marr, L. C., Mazzarella, L. & 16 others, Melikov, A., Miller, S., Milton, D. K., Nazaroff, W., Nielsen, P. V., Noakes, C., Peccia, J., Querol, X., Sekhar, C., Seppänen, O., Tanabe, S., Tellier, R., Tham, K. W., Wargocki, P., Wierzbicka, A. & Yao, M., Sep 2020, In : Environment International. 142, 105832.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

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  • Interview: Binnenklimaat moet beter: "Ontwerpen op de beleving van de gebruiker"

    Translated title of the contribution: Interview: Indoor climate must be better: "Design towards the experience of the occupant"Loomans, M. G. L. C., 1 May 2020, In : VVplus. 77, 5, p. 10-13 4 p.

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    Long-term monitoring for indoor climate assessment – The association between objective and subjective data

    Loomans, M. G. L. C., Mishra, A. K. & Kooi, L., 15 Jul 2020, In : Building and Environment. 179, 12 p., 106978.

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  • Prizes

    B.J. Max prijs

    Marcel Loomans (Recipient), 2000

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    Energy and Buildings - Best research paper 2008-2017

    P. Hoes (Recipient), J.L.M. Hensen (Recipient), Marcel G.L.C. Loomans (Recipient), B. de Vries (Recipient) & D. Bourgeois (Recipient), 9 Jan 2019

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

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    TVVL Penning (Medal)

    Marcel G.L.C. Loomans (Recipient), 9 Apr 2019

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  • Activities

    Onderzoek doen aan de Eindhoven University of Technology

    Marcel G.L.C. Loomans (Speaker)
    14 Nov 2019

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    Healthy Buildings, the holy grail...

    Marcel G.L.C. Loomans (Speaker)
    9 May 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkProfessional

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    Building and Environment (Journal)

    Marcel G.L.C. Loomans (Peer reviewer)
    1 Jan 2019

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication peer-reviewScientific

    Sustainable Cities and Society (Journal)

    Marcel G.L.C. Loomans (Peer reviewer)
    1 Jan 2019

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication peer-reviewScientific

    Journal of Building Performance Simulation (Journal)

    Marcel G.L.C. Loomans (Peer reviewer)
    1 Jan 2019

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication peer-reviewScientific

    Courses

    BPS masterproject Design

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    Masterproject BPS A Research

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    Student theses

    A computational model for evaluating a district heating system using a biomass heat source and thermal energy storage

    Author: Soons, F., 31 Aug 2014

    Supervisor: Hensen, J. (Supervisor 1), Nguyen, H. (Supervisor 2), Loomans, M. (Supervisor 2), Bynum, J. (Supervisor 2), Torrens Galdiz, J. (Supervisor 2) & Schrevel, R. D. (External person) (External coach)

    Student thesis: Master

    Adaptive thermal comfort in primary school classrooms: creating and validating PMV based comfort charts

    Author: ter Mors, S., 31 Dec 2010

    Supervisor: Hensen, J. (Supervisor 1), Loomans, M. (Supervisor 2) & Boerstra, A. (External coach)

    Student thesis: Master

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    Additionele renovatie 't Hool: studie naar een energie-efficiënte wijk

    Author: Rademaker, W., 31 Aug 2011

    Supervisor: Lichtenberg, J. (Supervisor 1), Swagten, J. (Supervisor 2) & Loomans, M. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master

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    A local ventilation system for operating theatres: an experimental parameter and full-scale study on the performance of an alternative ventilation system

    Author: de Visser, I., 28 Feb 2014

    Supervisor: Kort, H. (Supervisor 1), Loomans, M. (Supervisor 2), van der Sanden, N. (Supervisor 2), Noor, R. J. (External person) (External coach), Burgmeijer, E. (External person) (External coach) & van Wieren, P. (External person) (External coach)

    Student thesis: Master

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    Analyzing the performance gap by identifying its causal factors and quantifying their individual impacts for energy performance contracts

    Author: van Heijst, A., 30 Apr 2017

    Supervisor: Hensen, J. (Supervisor 1), Hoes, P. (Supervisor 2), Loomans, M. (Supervisor 2) & Hoogervorst, C. (External coach)

    Student thesis: Master

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