Petra Liedl | Director

Petra Liedl is an Assistant Professor in the School of Architecture at The University of Texas at Austin.

Education

  • Dr-Ing. Architecture, Technische Universitaet Muenchen (TUM), 2011.

Professional Activities

  • Research Associate, Department of Building Climatology and Building Physics (TUM).
  • Founding Member / Board Member, ClimateDesign, 2005-Present.
  • Associate, Neue Verantwortung, 2008-2009.
  • Donald D. Harrington Faculty Fellow, The University of Texas at Austin, 2012-2013.

Books

  • "Buildings To Suit the Climate - A Handbook"
  • "ClimateDesign - Solutions for Buildings that Can Do More with Less Technology"
  • "ClimateSkin - Building-skin Concepts that Can Do More with Less Energy".

Steve Bourne | Engineering Support and Thermal Lab Co-Coordinator

Steve Bourne is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering at the University of Texas, Austin.  He is responsible for Thermal Lab engineering support, including the design and installation of the HVAC and data acquisition systems. 

Education

  • PhD, Civil Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, 2016
  • MS, Civil Engineering, University of California at Berkeley, 2009
  • BS, Civil Engineering, University of California at Berkeley, 2007

Research Interests

  • Investigating the effects of radiant barrier systems in attic spaces.
  • The integration of PCMs into building materials and their impact on peak energy demand.

Atila Novoselac | Co-Director

Dr. Novoselac is an Associate Professor in the department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering at the University of Texas, Austin.  Dr. Novoselac is responsible for the development and construction of the Thermal Labs. His experience in building energy and environmental systems has guided the development of the Thermal Labs and their related systems. 

EDUCATION

  • PhD, Architectural Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, 2005
  • BS, Architectural Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, 2016.
  • BA, University of Texas at Austin, 2016.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Ventilation and indoor air quality
  • Modeling of the built environment
  • Building energy analysis
  • Demand-response energy management systems

Lab Facilities

  • Air Pollution and Energy Flow Testing Facility
  • UTest House
  • Façade Thermal Labs

 

Alumni

Julia Park | Thermal Lab Co-Coordinator (2015-2016)

Julia Park is an undergraduate student of the University of Texas at Austin studying Architectural Engineering and Architecture.

EDUCATION

  • BS, Architectural Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, 2016.
  • BA, University of Texas at Austin, 2016.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Design and modeling of external shading devices and their impact on energy use
  • Integration of smart technology with buildings to impact usage behavior of inhabitants

Darren Cattle | Thermal Lab Coordinator (2013-2015)

Darren is graduate of the University of Texas at Austin dual degree Architecture + Architectural Engineering program.

EDUCATION

  • BS, Architectural Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, 2015.
  • BA, University of Texas at Austin, 2015.

 

James Sherman | Thermal Lab Coordinator (2012-2013)

James Sherman is a graduate of the Master of Architecture program at the University of Texas at Austin.

Education

  • Master of Architecture, SDE (Sustainable Design Emphasis), The University of Texas at Austin, 2013.
  • B.Sc. Urban and Regional Studies, Concentration in Architecture, Cornell University, 2008.

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Jeffrey McCord | Thermal Lab Coordinator (2011-2012)

Jeffrey McCord is a graduate of the Master of Architecture program at the University of Texas at Austin.

Jesse Mainwaring | Thermal Lab Coordinator

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