Senior Academic and Research Staff

Senior Academic and Research Staff

Get to know our key academic and research staff.

Senior Professor Paul Cooper

Paul CooperDirector
Sustainable Buildings Research Centre (SBRC)
02 4221 3355

Research Interests
  • Ventilation, pollution control and energy conservation in buildings
  • Renewable Energy Technologies

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Dr Duane Robinson

Dr Duane Robinson

Deputy Director and Senior Lecturer
School of Electrical, Computer and Telecommunications Engineering
02 4221 4530

Research Interests
  • Energy efficiency in networks and at point of utilisation
  • Monitoring building performance for energy efficiency
  • Microgrids, renewables and distributed generation
  • Power quality and mitigation techniques 

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Dr Zhenjun Ma

Dr Zhenjun Ma

Senior Lecturer
Sustainable Buildings Research Centre
02 4221 4143

Research Interests
  • Optimal and robust control of building energy systems
  • Phase change materials and their applications in buildings
  • Low energy technologies and zero emission buildings
  • Dynamic modelling and simulation of building energy systems
  • HVAC and BMS system fault detection and diagnosis
  • Solar photovoltaic thermal systems and advanced solar-driven air-conditioning systems
  • Ground source heat pumps

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Dr Georgios Kokogiannakis

Senior Lecturergeorgios
School of Mechanical, Materials, Mechatronic and Biomedical Engineering
Sustainable Buildings Research Centre
4221 5795 

Research Interests
  • Building energy modelling and monitoring
  • Energy efficient building design
  • Renewable energy systems
  • Healthy building environments
  • Smart ventilation systems
  • Green roofs and living walls
  • Experimental and inter-model comparison validation techniques
  • Modelling of phase change materials
  • Energy and carbon ratings
  • Building energy performance regulations

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Dr Mohammed Imroz Sohel

Research FellowDr. Mohammed Sohel
Sustainable Buildings Research Centre
02 4221 8178

Research Interests
  • Energy systems analysis
  • Thermodynamics
  • Process modelling, simulation and optimization
  • Techno-economic analysis
  • Bioenergy
  • Geothermal energy
  • Solar energy
  • Inegrated renewable energy systems
  • Thermal systems modelling

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Michael Tibbs

micheaelTEnergy Efficiency Research Fellow
Sustainable Buildings Research Centre (SBRC)
02 4221 3677

Research Interests
  • Energy efficiency retrofits for residential buildings
  • Building energy efficiency characterisation tools
  • Remote area wind power generation and storage system integration

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Dr Massimo Fiorentini

Sustainable Buildings Research Centre (SBRC)
02 4239 2145 

Research Interests
  • Renewable Energy Technologies
  • Energy Management and Model Predictive Control
  • Modelling of Building Energy Systems
  • Intelligent Ventilation Systems

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Dr Laia Ledo

Laia LedoAssociate Research Fellow
Sustainable Buildings Research Centre
4221 2135

Research Interests
  • Building Energy Modelling
  • Building Energy Performance Evaluation
  • Indoor Environmental Quality Assessment
  • Post-Occupancy Evaluation (POE)

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Dr Daniel Daly

DANIEL DALYAssociate Research Fellow
Sustainable Buildings Research Centre (SBRC)
02 4239 2130

Research Interests 

  • Energy efficient building design
  • Existing building retrofit strategies
  • Building energy modelling
  • Human factors in building sustainability
  • Building energy rating schemes 

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Dr Emma Heffernan


Research Fellow
Sustainable Buildings Research Centre
02 4239 2143

Research Interests

  • Energy efficient design in residential buildings
  • Sustainable communities
  • Sustainable construction
  • Building energy modelling
  • Climate change adaptation

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Dr Aziz Ahmed

AzizAssociate Research Fellow
Steel Research HUB and Sustainable Buildings Research Centre
02 4239 2168

Research Interests

  • Cold formed Steel Structures
  • Structural Dynamics
  • Ice-structure interaction
  • Fracture mechanics
  • Marine Structural Steel Connections
  • High-rise concrete structures
  • Earthquake Engineering
  • FRP based Structural Retrofit

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Alberto Escribano

AlbertoResearch Fellow
Sustainable Buildings Research Centre

Research interests:

  • TQM strategies and tactics in construction industry
  • Manufacturing principles applied to building processes
  • Modular construction
  • New approaches of supply chain strategy 
Last reviewed: 17 August, 2017