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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 23 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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Facades Engineering & Materials Science
3D printers Engineering & Materials Science
Concrete additives Engineering & Materials Science
Energy efficiency Engineering & Materials Science
Energy conservation Engineering & Materials Science
Adaptive systems Engineering & Materials Science
Concretes Engineering & Materials Science
Product development Engineering & Materials Science

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Projects 2016 2019

Research Output 2008 2019

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Adaptive façades

Aelenei, D., Aelenei, L., Loonen, R. C. G. M., Perino, M. & Serra, V., 2019, Handbook of Energy Efficiency in Buildings: A Life Cycle Approach. Elsevier, p. 384-411 28 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterAcademicpeer-review

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.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

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Architectural design
Energy utilization
Decision making
Engines
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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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

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Optical properties
Liquid crystals
Energy efficiency
Glass
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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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

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Demonstrations
Environmental impact
Uncertainty
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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 ).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

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Incident solar radiation
Calibration
Cooling
Irradiation
Office buildings

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

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

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Visiting researcher - Energy Efficient Buildings Hub - Philiadelphia

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

Prize: Othervisiting scholarScientific

Innovation

Press / Media

Staan de Alpen straks vol zonnepanelen?

Roel C.G.M. Loonen

18/01/19

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Opeens zie je overal zonnepanelen

Roel C.G.M. Loonen

22/11/17

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Bij adaptieve gevels draait alles om de zon

Roel C.G.M. Loonen

16/06/16

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

Doctoral Researcher to Present on Adaptive Facades at IDEAS Conference

Roel C.G.M. Loonen

30/10/15

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Expert Comment

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