Committees

CISBAT 2021 is chaired by Prof. Jean-Louis Scartezzini of the EPFL Solar Energy and Building Physics Laboratory backed by a strong international scientific committee.

Our main academic partners are Cambridge University (Prof. Koen Steemers) and MIT (Prof. Leon Glicksman). On a scientific level, CISBAT 2021 also acts as a platform for the Swiss Chapter of the International Building Performance Simulation Association IBPSA.


| Academic partners | International scientific committee | Programming committee |

Conference chair

Prof. Jean-Louis Scartezzini
Director of EPFL Solar Energy and Building Physics Laboratory

Jean-Louis Scartezzini is director of the Solar Energy and Building Physics Laboratory (LESO-PB) of the EPFL and Professor in Building Physics. His scientific research is dedicated to sustainability in the built environment, with a special focus on advanced daylighting systems and green lighting. He is the author of more than 200 scientific publications and member of several federal commissions and international work groups as well as associate editor of Solar Energy Journal and the International Journal of Building Physics. [CV]

Academic partners

Prof. Koen Steemers
Director of Cambridge Architectural Research Ltd and Professor of Sustainable Design at Cambridge University. Formerly Head of Department of Architecture of Cambridge University and Director of the Martin Centre for Architectural and Urban Studies as well as President of PLEA international. [cv @CU]

Prof. Leon Glicksman
Professor of Building technology and Mechanical Engineering at MIT, member of the MIT Energy Council and co-chair of the campus energy initiative. [cv @MIT]

International scientific committee

Prof. Marilyne Andersen
Full Professor and Head of Laboratory of Integrated Performance in Design as well as academic director of Smart Living Lab at EPFL, Switzerland [cv @epfl]

Dr. Andrew Bollinger
Senior Scientist in Urban Energy Systems at EMPA and CEO at Sympheny, Switzerland [cv @linkedin]

Dr. Roberto Castello
Group leader "Urban data mining, intelligence and simulation" at EPFL Solar Energy and Building Physics Laboratory [cv @epfl]

Dr Jonathan Chambers
Post-doctoral researcher at University of Geneva [cv @unige]

Prof. Achim Geissler
Professor for Energy Efficient and Sustainable Building at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW) and leader of the Building Group at the Institute of Energy in Building, School of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geomatics. Board member of IBPSA Switzerland.

Prof. Leon Glicksman
Professor of Building Technology and Mechanical Engineering, Member of MIT Energy Council, MIT, USA [cv @MIT]

Prof. Dirk Hebel
Professor of Sustainable Construction KIT Karlsruhe, Germany [cv @KIT]

Prof. Felix Heisel
Assistant Professor in Architecture, Cornell University, U.S.A. [cv @Cornell]

Dipl-Ing. Sebastian Herkel
Head of the Department Solar Buildings, Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy, FhG ISE, Germany [cv @FhG ISE]

Prof. Anne Grete Hestnes
Full professor at Norwegian University of Science and Technology NTNU and former Director of the National Centre for Environment-friendly Energy Research - Zero Emission Buildings, Norway [cv @NTNU]

Prof. Colin Jones
Assistant Professor in the Automatic Control Laboratory at the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland [cv @EPFL]

Dr Jérôme Kaempf
Senior researcher in Energy Informatics at IDIAP Research Institute, Switzerland [cv @IDIAP]

Prof. Panagiota Karava
Jack and Kay Hockema Associate Professor in Civil Engineering at Purdue University, USA [cv @PurdueUniv]

Prof. Dolaana Khovalyg
Tenure Track Assistant Professor at EPFL, Head of Thermal Engineering for the Built Environment Lab [info @EPFL]

Dr Christof Knoeri
Senior researcher in the Group for Sustainability and Technology (SusTec) at the Department of Management, Technology and Economics of ETH Zurich and an associate researcher at the Sustainability Research Group, at the University of Leeds EPFL, Head of Thermal Engineering for the Built Environment Lab [cv @ETHZ]

Prof. Dusan Licina
Tenure Track Assistant Professor at EPFL, Head of Human Oriented Built Environment Lab [cv @EPFL]

Dr Nahid Mohajeri
Senior Reserach Fellow, University College London, UK [cv @UCL]

Prof. Dejan Mumovic
Professor of Building Performance Analysis and Deputy Director of the Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering at University College London, UK [cv @UCL]

Prof. Emanuele Naboni
Associate Professor at University of Parma and Affiliate Professor at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts - Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation (KADK) and Consultant for Sustainable Design, Denmark [cv @kadk]

Prof. Zoltán Nagy
Assistant Professor at the Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, USA [cv @UTexas]

Prof. Vahid Nik
Associate Professor at Chalmers University of Technology and Lund University, Sweden [cv @LundUniv]

Prof. Brian Norton
President of Dublin Institute of Technology DIT, Ireland, Chair of the Board of Northern Irish Action Renewables, Editor-in-Chief of Foundations and Trends in Renewable Energy, Honorary professor of Harbin Institute of Technology, University of Ulster, University of Houston and Bejing Wuzi University [cv @DIT]

Dr Kristina Orehounig
Head of Urban Energy Systems Laboratory at EMPA, Lecturer at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETHZ) [cv @EMPA]

Prof. Martin Patel
Professor at University of Geneva, Chair for Energy Efficiency [cv @GenevaUniv]

Dr Bernard Paule
Lecturer at EPFL, founder and director of ESTIA SA [cv @Estia | info @EPFL]

Dr Peter Richner
Deputy Director of EMPA, Head of Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering as well as Head of research focus areas Sustainable Built Environment and Energy. Head of Swiss Competence Center in Energy Research “Future Energy Efficient Buildings and Districts at EMPA, Switzerland [cv @EMPA]

Prof. Claude-Alain Roulet
Internationally know expert in Indoor Environment Quality, former leader of the Indoor Environment Quality and Health group at the EPFL Solar Energy and Building Physics Laboratory [cv @EPFL]

Prof. Arno Schlueter
Full Professor of Architecture & Building Systems at the Institute of Technology in Architecture (ITA), ETH Zurich, Switzerland, Principal Investigator at the Singapore-ETH Future Cities Lab (FCL), Co-founder and board member of design and engineering office KEOTO.ch [cv @ETHZ]

Dr. Andreas Schueler
Group leader "Nanotechnology for solar conversion" at EPFL Solar Energy and Building Physics Laboratory [cv @epfl]

Prof. Koen Steemers
Professor of Sustainable Design and Director of Studies at Cambridge University, UK. Former appointments: Head of Department of Architecture of Cambridge University, Director of the Martin Centre for Architectural and Urban Studies, President of PLEA International, Cambridge University, UK [cv @CU]

Prof. Matthias Sulzer
Head of Swiss Competence Center for Energy Research - Future Energy Efficient Buildings & Districts (SCCER-FEEBD) at EMPA, Lecturer at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH, Zurich) and at Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Switzerland (HSLU), Switzerland [cv @EMPA]

Prof. Jacques Teller
Director of LEMA (Local Environment Management and Analysis) and Professor of Urban Planning at the University of Liege as well as head of ArGEnCo department –Architecture, Geology, Environment and Construction.Liège University, Belgium [cv @ULG]

Prof. Evelina Trutnevyte
Head of Renewable Energy Systems Group, University of Geneva [cv @Unige]

Prof. Thanos Tzempelikos
Professor of Civil (Architectural) Engineering with courtesy appointment in Mechanical Engineering at Purdue University, USA, and a leading group member of the Center for High Performance Buildings, Purdue University, USA [cv @Purdue]

 

Programming committee

Prof. Jean-Louis Scartezzini
Director of EPFL Solar Energy and Building Physics Laboratory, Professor of Building Physics, Chair of CISBAT 2021 [cv @EPFL]

Dr. A. Bollinger
Senior Scientist in Urban Energy Systems at EMPA, Switzerland [cv @linkedin]

Dr Jonathan Chambers
Post-doctoral researcher at University of Geneva [cv @unige]

Prof. Achim Geissler
Professor for Energy Efficient and Sustainable Building at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW) and leader of the Building Group at the Institute of Energy in Building, School of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geomatics. Board member of IBPSA Switzerland.

Prof. Zoltán Nagy
Assistant Professor at the Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, USA [cv @UTexas]

Dr Jérôme Kaempf
Senior researcher in Energy Informatics at IDIAP Research Institute, Switzerland [cv @IDIAP]

Dr Christof Knoeri
Senior researcher in the Group for Sustainability and Technology (SusTec) at the Department of Management, Technology and Economics of ETH Zurich and an associate researcher at the Sustainability Research Group, at the University of Leeds EPFL, Head of Thermal Engineering for the Built Environment Lab [info @ETHZ]

Dr Andreas Schueler
Leader and founder of the Nanostructured Materials for Energy Conversion group at the EPFL Solar Energy and Building Physics Laboratory. [cv @EPFL]

Prof. Evelina Trutnevyte
Head of Renewable Energy Systems Group, University of Geneva [cv @Unige]

Dr Roberto Castello
Research fellow at the EPFL School of Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Solar Energy and Building Physics Lab [cv @EPFL]

Conference Chair


Prof. Jean-Louis Scartezzini
Solar Energy & Building Physics Lab
LESO-PB, EPFL, Lausanne

Prof. JL Scartezzini portrait

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