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Persoonlijk profiel

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 23 academic journals and has been a member of several scientific committees of international conferences.


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 en materiaalwetenschappen
3D printers Engineering en materiaalwetenschappen
Concrete additives Engineering en materiaalwetenschappen
Concretes Engineering en materiaalwetenschappen
Product development Engineering en materiaalwetenschappen
Energy efficiency Engineering en materiaalwetenschappen
Energy conservation Engineering en materiaalwetenschappen
Innovation Engineering en materiaalwetenschappen

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Projecten 2016 2019


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


Project: Onderzoek direct

Onderzoeksoutput 2008 2019

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, blz. 384-411 28 blz.

Onderzoeksoutput: Hoofdstuk in Boek/Rapport/CongresprocedureHoofdstukAcademicpeer review

Algorithmic design and performance analysis of adaptive facades

Martinho, H., Belém, C., Leitão, A., Loonen, R. & Glória Gomes, M., 2019, Proceedings of the 24th International Conference of the Association for Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA) 2019. Hongkong: CAADRIA, Vol. 1, blz. 684-694

Onderzoeksoutput: Hoofdstuk in Boek/Rapport/CongresprocedureConferentiebijdrageAcademicpeer review

Open Access
Architectural design
Energy utilization
Decision making
Open Access
Optical properties
Liquid crystals
Energy efficiency

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
Environmental impact

Calibrating Perez model coefficients using subset simulation

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

Onderzoeksoutput: Hoofdstuk in Boek/Rapport/CongresprocedureConferentiebijdrageAcademicpeer review

Open Access
Incident solar radiation
Office buildings


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

Roel Loonen (Ontvanger), 7 jun 2018

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

First prize - REHVA International student competition 2011

Roel Loonen (Ontvanger), 19 mei 2011

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


Visiting researcher - Energy Efficient Buildings Hub - Philiadelphia

Roel Loonen (Ontvanger), 2012

Prijs: AndersVisiting scholarWetenschappelijk



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Bij adaptieve gevels draait alles om de zon

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Oases of cool: Taking the heat out of urban living

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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


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

Auteur: Jacobs, D., 31 aug 2015

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

Scriptie/masterproef: Master


Automated solar shading and occupant behavior: the impact of occupant behavior modeling on the simulation-based performance prediction of automated solar shading systems

Auteur: van Woensel, R., 31 aug 2018

Begeleider: Hensen, J. (Afstudeerdocent 1), Hoes, P. (Afstudeerdocent 2), Loonen, R. (Afstudeerdocent 2), Gaetani dell'Aquila d'Aragona, I. (Afstudeerdocent 2) & de Vries, S. (Afstudeerdocent 2)

Scriptie/masterproef: Master


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

Auteur: Annur, R., 25 jan 2018

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

Scriptie/masterproef: Master

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

Auteur: Singaravel, S., 30 nov 2011

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

Scriptie/masterproef: Master