UCL Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering

Dr Dimitrios Rovas

Dr Dimitrios Rovas

Associate Professor

Bartlett School Env, Energy & Resources

Faculty of the Built Environment

Joined UCL
1st Feb 2016

Research summary

Research Interests
Smart Buildings, Simulation and optimization of energy systems, renewable energy, whole building simulation and control, Building Information Modelling (BIM), Building Energy Management Systems, Building Analytics, numerical analysis, finite-element methods, computational science and engineering. 


Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Doctorate, Doctor of Philosophy |
National Technical University of Athens
Other higher degree, Master of Engineering |


Dr Dimitrios Rovas received his undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens; he received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in the area of reduced-basis and finite-element methods, working under the supervision of Prof. Anthony T. Patera. He was research associate at the Laboratory for Numerical Analysis of the University of Paris VI, France (UPMC). He held Assistant Professor positions in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA, and in the Department of Production Engineering and Management at the Technical University of Crete, Greece. From 2013-2015 he was a member of the Systems Integration Group at the Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics in Germany. He is currently a Lecturer in Building Simulation and Optimisation, at The Bartlett School of Environment, Energy and Resources at University College London. His research interests are in the areas of building physics, smart buildings, design and simulation of building energy management systems, building simulation, building information modelling and development of middleware and data integration platforms for data access and analytical processing of sensor information. He was the academic manager of the UK Centre for Moisture in Buildings. Currently, he is the programme leader for the MSc in Smart Buildings and Digital Engineering.