Dr Vicki Stevenson Chartered Energy Engineer FEI MIMMM

Dr Vicki Stevenson

Chartered Energy Engineer FEI MIMMM


+44 (0)29 2087 0927
Room T .06, Bute Building, King Edward VII Avenue, Cardiff, CF10 3NB
Available for postgraduate supervision


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

  • 2015 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

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:

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

During this time I have supported a number of MSc teaching modules and dissertation students as well as supervising PhD students in related topics.











MSc Lecturing

  • Efficient Services
  • Environmental Design Application
  • Environmental Design Practice
  • Low Carbon Footprint
  • Passive Design
  • Sustainable Buildings

Past teaching responsibilities have included Leader of the MSc in Theory and Practice of Sustainable Design for 1 year.

MSc Dissertation supervision

  • Thermal mass
  • Biomass Heat pumps
  • Sustainability codes
  • Zero/low carbon buildings
  • Sustainable materials
  • Social sustainability
  • Embodied energy and carbon in construction Industrial building refurbishment

PhD Supervision

  • Technological Innovation Systems - hydrogen from waste - complete Low carbon transformation of rural settlements in Guangdong Province, China
  • The architectural and environmental integration of transpired solar thermal in commercial and residential building envelopes - complete
  • Whole building embodied energy and carbon calculation potential and its inclusion to early-stage design through Building Information
  • Modelling Effective Controlling of 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 embodied energy and sustainability of construction materials.
  • The potential of hydrogen as a sustainable energy vector.
  • The application of solar thermal fa├žades.

Main expertise

Sustainable Buildings (Materials and Energy focus)

Supervision experience

Supervised 2 PhDs to completion. Currently supervising 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
  • Energy efficient building refurbishment
  • Renewable energy in the built environment

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