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Built Environment & Energy Systems Group

  1. Faculty
  2. Research Associates
  3. Graduate Students
  4. 2017 Visitors
  5. 2016 Visitors
  6. Alumni
  7. M.Eng/MPhil students


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
Wei Liao
  • 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