About the Project
The research carried out will shed new insights into advancement of scientific knowledge of developing energy-efficient buildings by exploring various aspects of designing, integration and optimization of building systems. Following are the main activities of this research work:
Building energy and information modelling and simulations
Designing novel control systems for HVAC, envelope and daylighting
Integration and optimization of various building systems.
This project is supervised by Dr. Kishor T. Zingre
Please note eligibility requirement:
• Academic excellence of the proposed student i.e. 2:1 (or equivalent GPA from non-UK universities [preference for 1st class honours]); or a Masters (preference for Merit or above); or APEL evidence of substantial practitioner achievement.
• Appropriate IELTS score, if required.
For further details of how to apply, entry requirements and the application form, see
Please note: Applications that do not include a research proposal of approximately 1,000 words (not a copy of the advert), or that do not include the advert reference (e.g SF19/EE/ABE/Zingre) will not be considered.
Start Date: 1 March 2020 or 1 October 2020
Northumbria University takes pride in, and values, the quality and diversity of our staff. We welcome applications from all members of the community. The University holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award in recognition of our commitment to improving employment practices for the advancement of gender equality and is a member of the Euraxess network, which delivers information and support to professional researchers.
2. KT Zingre, EH Yang and MP Wan, “Dynamic thermal performance of inclined double-skin roof: modelling and experimental investigation”, Energy, Vol. 133, pp. 900-912, 2017.
3. KT Zingre, MP Wan, X Yang, “A new roof thermal transfer value (RTTV) calculation method for cool roofs”, Energy, Vol. 81, pp. 222-232, 2015.
4. KT Zingre, MP Wan, SK Wong, WBT Toh, IYL Lee, “Modelling of cool roof performance for double-skin roofs in tropical climate”, Energy, Vol. 82, pp. 813-826, 2015.
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