Joseph Andrew Clarke, HonFSE, CEnv, FEI, FIBPSA


  • United Kingdom

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1985 …2021
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Personal profile

Personal Statement

My main focus is the role that energy systems simulation can play in helping to reduce energy demand, accelerate the take-up of renewable energy technologies, mitigate environmental impacts and improve human well-being. A major aspect of my work involves the development and dissemination of software tools for energy systems simulation, and support for the application of these tools in design, research, teaching and policy-making contexts. I am the progenitor of the ESP-r building simulation program, which is deployed worldwide, and founder member and past President of the International Building Performance Simulation Association, which promotes the technology worldwide.

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Science, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava

Doctor of Science, University of Strathclyde

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Strathclyde

Bachelor of Science in Engineering, University of Strathclyde

External positions

Visiting Professor, Technical University of Lodz

Nov 2014 → …

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Projects 2004 2021

Research Output 1985 2018

16 Citations (Scopus)
71 Downloads (Pure)
Simulation System
Moisture control
Thermal comfort
30 Citations (Scopus)
60 Downloads (Pure)

A rational approach to the harmonisation of the thermal properties of building materials

Clarke, J. A. & Yaneske, P. P., Oct 2009, In : Building and Environment. 44, 10, p. 2046-2055 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Thermodynamic properties
systems research


A blade design methodology for overspeed power regulation of horizontal axis tidal turbines

Author: Gracie-Orr, C., 1 Oct 2015

Supervisor: Johnstone, C. (Supervisor) & Clarke, J. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

A dynamic energy modelling approach to low energy ship design

Author: Sfakianakis, D., 1 Oct 2013

Supervisor: Vassalos, D. (Supervisor) & Clarke, J. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

Activities 2013 2016

  • 3 Consultancy

Low temperature heat network study

Nicolas Kelly (Consultant), Joseph Clarke (Consultant)

Activity: Consultancy typesConsultancy

Housing retrofit effectiveness study

Nicolas Kelly (Consultant), Joseph Clarke (Consultant)

Activity: Consultancy typesConsultancy


Building performance simulation with computational modelling software enables practitioners to realise a low carbon built environment.

Joseph Andrew Clarke (Participant), Nicolas Kelly (Participant), Paul Strachan (Participant)

Impact: Impact - for External PortalEnvironment and sustainability - natural world and built environment, Professional practice, training and standards


Economic benefits from spin out company, Nautricity Ltd, and adoption of new technology to extract energy from tidal flows.

Cameron Johnstone (Participant), Andrew Grant (Participant), Joseph Andrew Clarke (Participant)

Impact: Impact - for External PortalEconomic and commerce, Environment and sustainability - natural world and built environment