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Energy Efficient Cities Initiative



Dr. Ruchi  Choudhary
Reader of Architectural Engineering
Engineering Department

Research Associates

Dr. Monika  Kreitmair
Research Associate
Topic: Energy Systems and the Built Environment
Supervisor: Dr. Ruchi Choudhary
Dr. Nikolas  Makasis
Research Associate
Topic: Modelling and Uncertainty Quantification of Underground Climate
Supervisor: Dr. Ruchi Choudhary
 Rebecca M. Ward
Research Associate, B-bem Project (Part-time)
Also PhD Student (Part-time)
Topic: Representation of Internal Loads in Buildings for Energy Simulation
Supervisor: Dr. Ruchi Choudhary
Advisor: Professor John Aston
Dr. Zack  Xuereb Conti
Research Associate
Topic: Physics-Enhanced Machine Learning for Decarbonising Buildings
Supervisor: Dr. Ruchi Choudhary

Graduate Students

 Melanie  Jans-Singh
Final year PhD student
CDT in Future Infrastructure and Built Environment
Topic: Energy Models and Digital twins for Urban Integrated Agriculture
Supervisor: Dr. Ruchi Choudhary
 James  Kinch
PhD Student
CDT in Future Infrastructure and the Built Environment: Resilience in a Changing World (FIBE2)
Topic: Designing Energy Flexible Built Environments using Digital Twins
Supervisor: Dr Ruchi Choudhary
  André  Paul Neto-Bradley
Second Year PhD Student
CDT In Future Infrastructure and Built Environment
Global Energy Nexus in Urban Settlements (GENUS)
Topic: Social Logic of Energy Transitions in Indian Households
Supervisor: Dr. Ruchi Choudhary
Advisor: Professor Jaideep Prabhu

2017 Visitors

Dr. Wonjun  Choi
Postdocotral Research Fellow
Institute of Industrial Science, University of Tokyo
Topic: Bayesian inference, Exergy analysis

2016 Visitors

 Joris  Doumouro
Internship 2015-16
Civil Engineering Student
École Normale Supérieure de Cachan
Topic: Urban Energy Simulation
 Martin Heine Kristensen
PhD Student
Department of Engineering, Aarhus University
Topic: Bayesian Modelling of Residential Energy Consumption


Dr. Adam  Booth
Present: Editor, Socialist Appeal
2009 - 2013: PhD Student
Topic: Handling Uncertainty in the Retrofit Analysis of the UK Housing Stock
Dr. Denis  Garber
Present: Geotechnical Engineer, WorleyParsons Ltd, Canada
2010 - 2013: PhD Student
Topic: Ground Source Heat Pump System Models in an Integrated Building and Ground Energy Simulation Environment
Dr. Yeonsook  Heo
Lecturer in Architecture Department
 Yohei  Kiguchi
Third Year PhD Student
Topic: Residential Smart-Meter Data Models
Supervisor: Dr. Ruchi Choudhary
Advisor: Dr. Yeonsook Heo
 Qi  Li
Research Assistant, B-bem project
Uncertainty Analysis of Building Systems
Second Year PhD Student
Architecture Department
Topic: Solar Irradiance Modelling in High-Density Urban Environments
Supervisor: Dr. Yeonsook Heo
Dr Kathrin C. Menberg
Research Associate, B-bem Project
Uncertainty Analysis of Building Energy Systems
Dr. Adnan  Mortada
Topic: Environment of Underground Metro Spaces
Supervisor: Dr. Ruchi Choudhary
Advisor: Professor Kenichi Soga
Dr. Akomeno  Omu
Present: Postdoctoral Researcher, ETH Zurich
2010 - 2014: PhD Student
Topic: District Energy Network Optimization
Dr. Bryn  Pickering
Postdoctoral researcher in the Energy Modelling team of the Climate Policy Group at ETH Zurich
Dr. Adam  Rysanek
Present: Postdoctoral Researcher, Future Cities Lab, ETH Zurich
2013 - 2014: Research Associate, EECi
2009 - 2013: PhD Student
Topic: A Method for Deep Building Retrofit Decision-Making using Sequential Models
Dr. Wei  Tian
Assistant Professor, Tianjin University of Science and Technology
2011-2013: Research Associate, EECi
 Tim  Tröndle
Knowledge Transfer Fellow at Improbable Inc.
City scale Energy Modelling
 Guangruizi  Wang
First Year Ph.D. Student

M.Eng/MPhil students