Students attend VELUX Daylight Academic Forum
5 May 2017
Two PhD students from the Welsh School of Architecture were chosen to attend the 4th VELUX Academic Forum in Berlin on 2 May 2017. The VELUX Daylight Academic Forum is held every 2 years and is dedicated to PhD students working with daylight research.
Ahmad Kotbi and Clara-Larissa Lorenz met with 21 fellow PhD students from 10 countries to share their research with each other and a panel of leading scientific experts from around the world.
Ahmad Kotbi’s PhD is investigating geometries to enhance daylight illumination and minimise the carbon footprint of girls’ schools in Saudi Arabia. Clara-Larissa Lorenz is looking into integrating considerations for the prevention of overheating, glare and reduced energy consumption for artificial lighting within the Passivhaus framework.
The VELUX Daylight Academic Forum is held in connection with the biennial VELUX Daylight Symposium. The aim of the forum is to provide an opportunity for PhD students to discuss their current research projects and to receive critical feedback at an early stage of a research project. The forum creates space and time for students to discuss research methodology and how they can arrive at better results with their experiments.
To find out more about the VELUX Daylight Academic Forum or Symposium, please visit the Daylight website.