The Physical Characterisation of Buildings (PCB) Group investigates the energy performance of buildings. Primarily addressing (hygro)thermal performance and ventilation, the group applies physics and statistical techniques to both develop methods for the evaluation of the thermodynamic behaviour of buildings and to derive a greater appreciation of the performance of the built stock.
For information about areas of research we undertake, and for the topics for which we are available for consultancy projects, please see our research methods and analysis.
We are always interested in working with good PhD students who want to undertake research closely aligned to our interests. Fully funded studentships are available to work in our area through the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Energy Demand (LoLo). Self-funded students and those with alternative scholarships are also welcome to get in touch: contact Cliff Elwell.