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Directors

Dr Ben Richard Hughes Wh.S.Sch|
CEng, FIMechE, FHEA

Mechanical Engineer with over 20 years experience, holds a 1st class degree in Mechanical Engineering and a PhD in Natural Ventilation, he is a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE). In 2009 he was elected as a Sir Joseph Whitworth Senior Scholar and received the 2014 Whitworth Visionary Award from the IMechE. Dr Hughes has held full time academic positions at some of the UK’s leading institutions namely Heriot-Watt University, the University of Leeds and the University of Sheffield (Current). Dr Hughes provides expertise nationally and internationally to both public and private sector through both research and consultancy agreements. Experienced in computational modelling, laboratory scale experimentation and full scale testing of innovative products. Dr Hughes uses his expertise to drive down energy consumption throughout the built environment.

Dr John Calautit|
BEng (Hons), PhD

Mechanical Engineer holding a 1st class degree in Mechanical Engineering and a PhD in passive cooling. Dr Calautit has designed, built and tested innovative passive cooling technologies taking his work from desktop design through laboratory scale testing and on to full-scale installation. He has held full time academic positions in two of the UK’s leading institutions namely the University of Leeds and the University of Sheffield. Dr Calautit has extensive expertise in design and simulation modelling of new and existing buildings both in public and private sector. Dr Calautit has developed passive cooling technologies for the Middle East market and continues to develop thermal comfort strategies for large infrastructure providers in the region.

Staff

Jenny Buckle
Business Manager
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Daniel Cross
R&D Engineer
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Holds an MMath in Mathematics from the University of St. Andrews and an MSc in Computational Fluid Dynamics from the University of Leeds. Currently focussed on the passive cooling and ventilation of underground stations.

Adam Dyson
R&D Engineer
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Holds a 2.1 in Mechanical Engineering from Newcastle University along with five years experience in international building services and energy consultancy including BREEAM assessments and certifications. Currently focussed on energy reduction in domestic homes through the use of smart control systems.

Dominic O’Connor
R&D Engineer
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Holds a 1st Class MEng degree in Civil and Structural Engineering from the University of Leeds. Currently focussed on developing passive ventilation systems integrated with heat and humidity recovery technology.

Siti Mohd Nasir
R&D Engineer
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Holds an BSc degree in Architecture and an MSc degree in Urban Development and Management from the Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Malaysia. Currently focussed on sustainable mitigation techniques to reduce urban heat island effect in a city (UHI).

Polytimi Sofotasiou
R&D Engineer
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Holds a 1st Class MEng degree in Environmental Engineering from the Democritus University of Thrace and a 1st Class MEng degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Leeds. Currently focussed on developing thermal comfort strategies and couple optimisation techniques.

Lindsey Telfer
Support Administrator
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