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Dr Vicki Stevenson SFHEA, Chartered Energy Engineer, FEI MIMMM

Dr Vicki Stevenson

SFHEA, Chartered Energy Engineer, FEI MIMMM

Senior Lecturer

Email:
stevensonv@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 0927
Location:
Room T .06, Bute Building, King Edward VII Avenue, Cardiff, CF10 3NB
Available for postgraduate supervision

Responsibilities

I am currently leading the Environmental Design of Buildings MSc course, as well as supervising a number of PhD students in topics related to sustainable materials and construction.

External activities

Committee Member (previously Chair, Vice Chair, Membership & Education Officer) for South West and South Wales branch of Energy Institute.

Previous projects

  • Built Environment Sustainability Training 2013-2015
  • Welsh Energy Sector Training 2011-2013
  • Sustainable Building Envelope Demonstration (SBED) 2009-2013
  • Delivery of Sustainable Hydrogen (EPSRC SUPERGEN XIV) 2008-2013
  • Low Carbon Research Institute (LCRI) 2006-2008
  • Sustainable Environmental Improvements in the Commercial Sector (2007)

After several years as an industrial researcher and completing my Eng D in glazed thermal solar collectors, I joined the Welsh School of Architecture in 2006. Since then, I have been involved in a range of research and engagement/dissemination projects including:

  • Built Environment Sustainability Training
  • Welsh Energy Sector Training
  • Low Carbon Built Environment
  • Sustainable Building Envelope Demonstration
  • Development of Sustainable Hydrogen
  • Sustainable Environmental Improvements in the Commercial Sector

During this time I have led two MSc courses and a number of related modules.  I've also supervised numerous MSc dissertation students and PhD students in related topics.

Professional memberships

  • Senior Fellow - Advance HE
  • Fellow of Energy Institute
  • Chartered Energy Engineer
  • Member of Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining
  • Chartered Engineer

Academic positions

  • 2019 - current: Senior Lecturer, Cardiff University
  • 2015-2019: Lecturer, Cardiff University
  • 2013-2015: Project Manager - Welsh Energy Sector Training, Cardiff University
  • 2008-2013: Research Associate, Cardiff University
  • 2006-2008: Research Assistant, Cardiff University
  • 2000-2002: Product Manager, IQE
  • 1992-2002: Research Officer, British Steel / Tata

Committees and reviewing

  • Grant reviewer EPSRC
  • Grant reviewer Cambridge Centre for Digital Built Britain
  • Journal reviewer - Energy and Building
  • Member of Energy Institute College

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MSc Course Leader:

  • Environmental Design of Buildings (Since Sept 2017)
  • Theory & Practice of Sustainable Design (2016)

MSc Lecturing

  • Passive Design
  • Environmental Design Application
  • Environmental Design Practice
  • Low Carbon Footprint
  • Earth & Society
  • Sustainable Buildings
  • Building Practice and Procurement
  • Sustainable Design Practice
  • Efficient Services

MSc Dissertation supervision

  • Whole life energy in design
  • Embodied energy/carbon in design
  • Energy efficient refurbishment design
  • Impact of prefabricated construction on waste
  • Environmental impact of vegetated (green) roofs / facades
  • Passive Design - Use of thermal mass to improve comfort
  • Investigating barriers to use of sustainable materials
  • Passive and active strategies for Zero/low carbon buildings
  • Social sustainability

PhD Supervision

  • Technological Innovation Systems - hydrogen from waste - complete
  • The architectural and environmental integration of transpired solar thermal in commercial and residential building envelopes - complete
  • Affordable Nearly-Zero Energy Townhouse for China's Future Low-Carbon Housing Development
  • Embodied energy and carbon (EEC) in building design within BIM-enabled building projects
  • Effective control, monitoring and performance evaluation of live Transpired Solar Collectors
  • Vernacular Design Principles of Residential Building as Low Energy Design Approach Life Cycle Sustainability
  • Analysis of Flood Victims Shelter in Malaysia

Research interests

I have a strong interest in sustainable materials and construction. This includes:

  • The circular economy, whole life cost and embodied energy of construction materials.
  • The holistic sustainability of construction materials
  • The relationship between energy saving / low energy technologies in buildings and occupant comfort

Main expertise

  • occupant comfort and sustainability of the built environment

Supervision experience

Supervised 2 PhDs to completion. Currently primary supervisor for 4 PhDs and co-supervisor for 3 PhDs

Additional supervision interests

Happy to consider related architectural science topics, for example:

  • Sustainable materials
  • Embodied energy / water and carbon footprint of materials in construction
  • Indoor air quality in buildings

Current supervision

Amalia Banteli

Amalia Banteli

Research student

Adedamola Ojerinde

Adedamola Ojerinde

Research student

Kenan Zhang

Kenan Zhang

Research student

Noor Aalhashem

Noor Aalhashem

Research student

Chinedu Onyekwere

Chinedu (Esther) Onyekwere

Research student

Past projects

Co-Supervisor for Jennifer Baxter "Technological Innovation Systems - hydrogen from waste" (awarded 2013)

Supervisor for Hasan AlFarra "Architectural Integration of Transpired Solar Thermal Technology in Building Envelopes and Associated Technological Innovation Analysis" (awarded 2014)