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Personal Statement

I joined the University in 2014 and currently I am a Research Assistant at the Energy Systems Research Unit (ESRU).  My role within the team largely lies in software development, and applying developments in other fields to expand and improve the functionality of building simulation.

Research Interests

My research interests centre around building simulation.  Particular areas of focus include optimisation, CFD, occupant behaviour and automation.

Expertise & Capabilities

During the course of my research I have developed diverse expertise in computer programming.  This allows me to utilise the vast computing resources available to research communities today in an efficient and versatile manner, in order to accomplish my research goals.  Furthermore it allows me to apply my research outcomes in a practical sense, creating programs that leverage building simulation to produce useful outcomes.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Leeds

Award Date: 3 Mar 2017

Bachelor of Engineering, University of Leeds

Award Date: 1 Jan 2010

Master of Engineering, University of Leeds

Award Date: 1 Jan 2010


  • building performance simulation
  • optimisation
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Energy efficiency, energy optimisation, energy modelling, demand side management


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