wsa staff

Ashish Shukla
Research Associate (Building Physicist)

Alain Chiaradia

Research Group: Architectural Science Group


Postal Address:
SBEC, operation Centre
Shotton Works, Desside,
Flintshire, CH5 2NH

Telephone: 01244892546

Research Interests
Ashish Shukla is based at the Sustainable building envelope centre (SBEC) at TATA STEEL in Shotton and working for the Welsh School of Architecture (WSA), joined school in November 2010.He is working on research project to investigate innovative energy generating building facades. 

Dr. Shukla holds a Ph.D. degree (2007) in Building Physics from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India. The research adopted both experimental and theoretical methods to study the behaviour of passive buildings and green houses. After completing his Ph.D., in 2007, he joined Centre for Energy Policy and Economics (CEPE) and the Department of Architecture of Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich as Postdoctoral Fellow.  His work at CEPE involved using building simulation and energy modelling to study the impact of warmer climate and energy efficiency measures on the energy demand of Switzerland and other European countries. At the Department of Architecture, ETH, Zurich, he was involved in the design of low exergy decentralised ventilation systems.

Before joining WSA Dr. Shukla was working with IESD, De Montfort University as part of the CaRB team. The aim of the Carbon Reduction in Buildings (CaRB) project is to create innovative models for energy use in UK dwellings and non-domestic buildings. Ashish's responsibilities involved data collection on overall building energy use, internal conditions, and processing data from questionnaire and physical surveys. During his term in IESD, he was involved in various research and consultancy projects. Dr. Shukla’s main research interests include energy-exergy analysis, solar thermal, monitoring, ground heat exchangers and thermal/mathematical modelling.