Maha Sohail

After completing her undergraduate degree in Architectural Engineering from University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore, Maha completed her MSc from University of Sheffield, UK in Architectural Engineering Design in 2015. After this period, Maha has worked in diverse working roles in construction industry within Pakistan ranging from working as an Architect, Architectural Engineer and an […]

Moazzam Ali Khan

My name is Moazzam Khan. I have bachelors and master’s degrees in mechanical engineering. Currently, I am a PhD student at ERBE CDT, Loughborough University. Before joining the PhD program, I worked as a research associate at Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute (QEERI) for more than four years, on buildings energy modelling and HVAC […]

Laurel Northmore

In 2019 I graduated from the University of Plymouth with a BSc (Hons) Architectural Engineering. The following year I completed a MSc Environmental Monitoring and Assessment from the University of Southampton, with an interest in further research. Academia, alongside other professional and personal experiences, has given me a drive to research the transition of our […]

Hooman Azad

I completed my bachelor’s degree in applied physics in 2002. I received my master’s studies in mechanical engineering at the Eastern Mediterranean University in Cyprus in 2019. I was focused on applications of solar thermal energy on meeting heating demands of buildings. I have several years of working experience with leading HVAC manufacturers such as […]

William Markiewicz

William studied Mechanical Engineering at Imperial College London, graduating in 2014. His career so far has been in the aerospace industry, where he has worked on a range of technologies, including zero-carbon aircraft. A key part of his work was focussed on digital manufacturing, and creating digital twins of factories. Whilst working in this field, […]

Sapna Halai

Sapna graduated with first-class honours in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Bristol. She then went on to work in industry, gaining knowledge in building services design, overheating strategies, renewable technology appraisals and zero carbon strategies for local authorities. Her breadth of experience working in building design, bottom-up, and with councils to create top-down change […]

Giulia Franceschini

Giulia gained a BSc in Physics from UCL in 2018, then worked for two years at Cisco in technical sales. In 2021 she completed the Sustainable Energy Futures MSc at Imperial College London before returning to UCL to join ERBE. Her research interests lie in domestic energy demand reduction and in understanding how a people-centred […]

Erika Rees

Erika is an architect, a graduate of the Bartlett School of Architecture and the Architectural Association. She has worked in the UK and Hong Kong on a broad range of projects from rail to retail, before developing her specialisms in social housing and low energy design whilst at PRP and Bill Dunster Architects. During a […]

Karla Santos Zambrano

Karla Santos Zambrano is a Doctoral Student at MaREI, currently pursuing a PhD under the supervision of Dr. Ger Mullally and Dr. Niall Dunphy at University College Cork. Her PhD project comprises “Societal engagement methods focussing on improving the resilience of low-income households.” Originally from Venezuela, Karla holds a bachelor’s degree in Architecture from Universidad […]

Claudia Hihetah

Claudia is a PhD student at MaREI hosted at University College Cork. Investigating the lived experiences of energy poverty is significant in advancing solutions to energy poverty. Her PhD will focus on “Developing effective policy responses to address energy poverty and increase energy justice.”  Current Activities: Claudia is in the first year of her PhD […]