• 4433 Citaten
1982 …2019
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Persoonlijk profiel

Quote

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

Research profile

Jan Hensen is a Full Professor and Chair of building performance in the Department of the Built Environment, Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). His research and teaching focus on computational modeling and simulation for optimizing design and operation of high-performance buildings in terms of energy use and indoor environmental quality. Jan considers Computational Simulation to be one of the most powerful engineering tools in our world today. Both the power and complexity of building performance modeling and simulation arise from its use of many underlying theories from many different disciplines, including physics, mathematics, human behavioral, environmental and computational sciences, as well as building, mechanical and electrical engineering.

 

Although the technology has advanced tremendously over the past four decades, many theoretical and practical challenges still need to be overcome before the full potential of building performance simulation can be realized. One of the main challenges is how to use this technology more efficient and effective in high performance building design and operation. Jan’s research addresses this by expanding the modeling and simulation scope to allow for multi-scale and multi-physics problems, incorporating optimization under uncertainty approaches and reducing the energy performance gap (prediction vs. real).

Academic background

Jan Hensen obtained his MSc and PhD in Building Science from the TU/e. In addition to his work at TU/e, he is a Full Professor in environmental engineering in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Czech Technical University, Prague. He is the scientific director of the Smart Buildings and Cities post-master program and participates in many international research projects. He is on the scientific advisory board of several international energy institutions, external examiner at 15 international universities, reviewer and editorial board member of 18 international peer reviewed scientific journals and reviewer of national and international research projects.  

 

Jan is the former president and 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 has received several other national and international scientific and practice awards. He has been or is advisor of about 35 PhD students and more than 100 final year MSc students. He has authored or co-authored 12 books or chapter in books, over 110 scientific journal papers, more than 340 academic conference contributions and over 130 professional magazine articles.

 

Externe posities

full professor, Czech Technical University

1 sep 2002 → …

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Projecten 2016 2019

PVOpmaat

Hensen, J., Loonen, R., van der Avoird, M., Klein, C., Klein, C. & Bognár, Á.

1/01/1631/07/19

Project: Onderzoek direct

Onderzoeksoutput 1982 2019

Open Access
Bestand
Facades
Optical properties
Liquid crystals
Energy efficiency
Glass
2 Citaties (Scopus)

An inverse modeling approach for the thermal response modeling of green façades

Šuklje, T., Hamdy, M., Arkar, C., Hensen, J. L. M. & Medved, S., 1 feb 2019, In : Applied Energy. 235, blz. 1447-1456 10 blz.

Onderzoeksoutput: Bijdrage aan tijdschriftTijdschriftartikelAcademicpeer review

Thermodynamic properties
modeling
physical property
Energy efficiency
Heat flux

Assessing the performance potential of climate adaptive greenhouse shells

Lee, C., Hoes, P-J., Costola, D. & Hensen, J., 15 mei 2019, In : Energy. 175, blz. 534-545 12 blz.

Onderzoeksoutput: Bijdrage aan tijdschriftTijdschriftartikelAcademicpeer review

Greenhouses
Profitability
Energy conservation
Agriculture
Crops

A strategy for fit-for-purpose occupant behavior modelling in building energy and comfort performance simulation

Gaetani dell'Aquila d'Aragona, I. I., 27 jun 2019, Eindhoven: Technische Universiteit Eindhoven. 246 blz.

Onderzoeksoutput: ScriptieDissertatie 1 (Onderzoek TU/e / Promotie TU/e)Academic

Open Access
Bestand

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

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

Onderzoeksoutput: Bijdrage aan tijdschriftTijdschriftartikelAcademicpeer review

Open Access
Bestand
Demonstrations
Environmental impact
Uncertainty

Prijzen

ASHRAE Distinguished Service Award

Jan Hensen (Ontvanger), 2009

Prijs: AndersWerk, activiteit of publicatie gerelateerde prijzen (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Wetenschappelijk

B.J. Max prijs

Jan Hensen (Ontvanger), 2002

Prijs: AndersWerk, activiteit of publicatie gerelateerde prijzen (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Wetenschappelijk

CTU team award for innovation in research and teaching

Jan Hensen (Ontvanger), 2002

Prijs: AndersWerk, activiteit of publicatie gerelateerde prijzen (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Wetenschappelijk

Czech Air-conditioning and Ventilation Award

Jan Hensen (Ontvanger), 2006

Prijs: AndersDiscipline gerelateerdProfessioneel

Danish Technical University, Velux Visiting Professor, 3 months, Villum Foundation grant

Jan Hensen (Ontvanger), 2010

Prijs: AndersVisiting scholarWetenschappelijk

Activiteiten 2001 2009

  • 5 Redactioneel werk

International Journal of Low-Carbon Technologies (Tijdschrift)

Jan Hensen (Lid redactieraad)
20092018

Activiteit: Types publicaties van collegiale toetsing en redactioneel werkRedactioneel werkWetenschappelijk

Building and Environment (Tijdschrift)

Jan Hensen (Lid redactieraad)
20082018

Activiteit: Types publicaties van collegiale toetsing en redactioneel werkRedactioneel werkWetenschappelijk

Journal of Building Performance Simulation (Tijdschrift)

Jan Hensen (Hoofdredacteur)
2007 → …

Activiteit: Types publicaties van collegiale toetsing en redactioneel werkRedactioneel werkWetenschappelijk

TVVL Magazine (Tijdschrift)

Jan Hensen (Lid redactieraad)
20022009

Activiteit: Types publicaties van collegiale toetsing en redactioneel werkRedactioneel werkWetenschappelijk

Energy and Buildings (Tijdschrift)

Jan Hensen (Lid redactieraad)
2001 → …

Activiteit: Types publicaties van collegiale toetsing en redactioneel werkRedactioneel werkWetenschappelijk

Scriptie

A comparative assessment of ventilative and mechanical cooling for residential zero energy buildings considering the future climate

Auteur: Plas, J., 30 apr 2017

Begeleider: Hensen, J. (Afstudeerdocent 1), Hoes, P. (Afstudeerdocent 2) & Kotireddy, R. (Afstudeerdocent 2)

Scriptie/masterproef: Master

Bestand

A comparison between the calibration of low-resolution and detailed FDD simulation tools in the post-design phase

Auteur: van der Straten, S., 28 feb 2015

Begeleider: Hensen, J. (Afstudeerdocent 1), Hassan Mohamed, M. (Afstudeerdocent 2) & Torrens Galdiz, J. (Afstudeerdocent 2)

Scriptie/masterproef: Master

Bestand

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

Auteur: Soons, F., 31 aug 2014

Begeleider: Hensen, J. (Afstudeerdocent 1), Nguyen, H. (Afstudeerdocent 2), Loomans, M. (Afstudeerdocent 2), Bynum, J. (Afstudeerdocent 2), Torrens Galdiz, J. (Afstudeerdocent 2) & Schrevel, R. D. (Externe persoon) (Externe coach)

Scriptie/masterproef: Master

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

Auteur: Koenders, S., 27 mrt 2018

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

Scriptie/masterproef: Master

Bestand

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

Auteur: ter Mors, S., 31 dec 2010

Begeleider: Hensen, J. (Afstudeerdocent 1), Loomans, M. (Afstudeerdocent 2) & Boerstra, A. (Externe coach)

Scriptie/masterproef: Master

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