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Research profile

Roel Loonen is an Assistant Professor at the Unit Building Physics and Services, Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands. His research and teaching focus on the development and application of modeling and simulation strategies to provide decision support for designing buildings that combine high indoor quality with low or no impact on the environment. Roel collaborates with SMEs in various R&D projects, aspiring to accelerate the process of bringing innovative building envelope technologies and renewable energy systems to the market. Many of his projects deal with the advancement of adaptive facades and building-integrated renewable energy technologies, for example through development, validation and application of new building performance simulation models.

Academic background

Roel Loonen received a BSc and MSc (cum laude) in Building Services from Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands. In 2018, he received a PhD from the same university with a dissertation on ‘Approaches for computational performance optimization of innovative adaptive façade concepts’. Roel was awarded the first prize in the REHVA International Student Competition (2011), and the Best PhD supervisor award from the Department of the Built Environment, TU/e. Roel is a board member of the Dutch-Flemish affiliate of the International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA) and co-chair of the website committee of IBPSA World. He is a reviewer for 29 academic journals and has been a member of several scientific committees of international conferences.

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Knowing that trying to predict the future is a loser’s game, it becomes a rewarding challenge to develop models that are as useful instead of as complex as possible.

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Projects

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The solar noise barrier project 4: modeling of full-scale luminescent solar concentrator noise barrier panels

Bognár, Á., Kusnadi, S., Slooff, L. H., Tzikas, C., Loonen, R. C. G. M., de Jong, M. M., Hensen, J. L. M. & Debije, M. G., May 2020, In : Renewable Energy. 151, p. 1141-1149 9 p.

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    Algorithmic design and performance analysis of adaptive façades

    Martinho, H., Belém, C., Leitão, A., Loonen, R. & Glória Gomes, M., 2019, Intelligent and Informed - Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia, CAADRIA 2019. Haeusler, M. H., Schnabel, M. A. & Fukuda, T. (eds.). Hongkong: CAADRIA, Vol. 1. p. 685-694 10 p.

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  • Angle-dependent optical properties of advanced fenestration systems—finding a right balance between model complexity and prediction error

    Capperucci, R., Loonen, R. C. G. M., Hensen, J. L. M. & Rosemann, A. L. P., 1 Feb 2019, In : Building Simulation. 12, 1, p. 113-127 15 p.

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    Building performance robustness assessment: Comparative study and demonstration using scenario analysis

    Kotireddy, R. R., Loonen, R., Hoes, P-J. & Hensen, J., 1 Nov 2019, In : Energy and Buildings. 202, 109362, 20 p., 109362.

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    Calibrating Perez model coefficients using subset simulation

    Meshkin Kiya, M., Loonen, R. C. G. M., Paolini, R. & Hensen, J. L. M., 19 Aug 2019, Proceedings of Solaris 2018. Bristol: Institute of Physics, p. 1-6 012017. (IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering; vol. 556 ).

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    Prizes

    Best Supervisor Award (daily advisor) from PhD Network at the Department of the Built Environment, Eindhoven University of Technology

    Roel C.G.M. Loonen (Recipient), 7 Jun 2018

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

    First prize - REHVA International student competition 2011

    Roel C.G.M. Loonen (Recipient), 19 May 2011

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    Visiting researcher - Energy Efficient Buildings Hub - Philiadelphia

    Roel C.G.M. Loonen (Recipient), 2012

    Prize: Othervisiting scholarScientific

  • Press / Media

    Staan de Alpen straks vol zonnepanelen?

    Roel C.G.M. Loonen

    18/01/19

    1 item of Media coverage

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    Opeens zie je overal zonnepanelen

    Roel C.G.M. Loonen

    22/11/17

    1 item of Media coverage

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    Bij adaptieve gevels draait alles om de zon

    Roel C.G.M. Loonen

    16/06/16

    1 item of Media coverage

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    Doctoral Researcher to Present on Adaptive Facades at IDEAS Conference

    Roel C.G.M. Loonen

    30/10/15

    1 item of Media coverage

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    Oases of cool: Taking the heat out of urban living

    Roel C.G.M. Loonen

    17/04/13

    1 item of Media coverage

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    Student theses

    Active insulation: computational assessment of the performance of a forced convective dynamic insulation system

    Author: Koenders, S., 27 Mar 2018

    Supervisor: Hensen, J. L. (Supervisor 1), Loonen, R. (Supervisor 2) & de Klijn, M. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master

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    Analysing the match between the energy production and consumption of a Net-Zero Energy Building: a multi-physics approach using Modelica

    Author: Jacobs, D., 31 Aug 2015

    Supervisor: Hensen, J. (Supervisor 1), Loonen, R. (Supervisor 2) & Puranik, S. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master

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    Building a simple method to determine the effectiveness of using waste heat from a BIPV system

    Author: Annur, R., 25 Jan 2018

    Supervisor: Loonen, R. (Supervisor 1), Valckenborg, R. (Supervisor 2) & Hensen, J. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master

    Building performance simulation for steering the research and development of liquid crystalline window

    Author: Singaravel, S., 30 Nov 2011

    Supervisor: Hensen, J. (Supervisor 1), Trcka, M. (Supervisor 2) & Loonen, R. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master