UCL Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering

Dr Rokia Raslan

Dr Rokia Raslan

Associate Professor

Bartlett School Env, Energy & Resources

Faculty of the Built Environment

Joined UCL
1st Jul 2006

Research summary

Rokia's research work has involved a number of major projects funded by such organisations as the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI), the Institute of Sustainability (IfS) the Greater London Authority (GLA) and the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). This work has included the development of new technologies and design solutions for energy efficient buildings and their practical application through innovative construction practices.

The £3 million ETI Consumer Response and Behaviour Project, part of the Smart Systems and Heat (SSH) technology programme, lead to a comprehensive study focused on heat and energy consumption in the UK. As part of a consortium with Frontier Economics and Savills, she lead UCL’s work on assessing the transferability of the Energiesprong (‘Energy jump’) model to the London market for the GLA. Together with Passivsystems, she worked on a pilot with Authority for Electricity Regulation in Oman to study the energy consumption of the Omani Housing Stock and is currently undertaking work on key BEIS projects informing the design and implementation of built-environment innovation activity for the UK Government.

Teaching summary

As part of her role as an Associate Professor in Building Performance Simulation at UCL IEDE, Rokia is the module leader on  the Advanced Building Simulation and Low Energy Housing Retrofit modules and previous lead on the Methods of Environmental Analysis  module for the Environmental Design and Engineering MSc. Degree course. She has also taught on the Environmental Systems Engineering MSc. course run by the Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering (CEGE) at UCL and the Low Carbon Building Design and Modelling MSc. at Loughborough University.

In addition to her teaching activities, Rokia supervises a number of students at postgraduate level across the Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment. This includes the EDE MSc. course, MRes program at the Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Energy Demand Reduction as well the MArch program the Bartlett School of Architecture. At doctoral level, she supervises several PhD students across UCL at UCL IEDE (where she was the Institute PhD Lead), UCL Energy Institute in addition to EngD. students on the VEIV program. She has also supervised at postgraduate level at the École Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Paris (Mines ParisTech) and is currently an external supervisor at doctoral level at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid ((UPM) & Beirut Arab University (BAU).

Prior to joining UCL, she taught for a number of years at Alexandria University, the Arab Academy for Science and Technology (AAST) and was recently a Visiting Professor at Beirut Arab University.


University College London
Doctorate, Doctor of Philosophy | 2010
Alexandria University , Egypt
Other higher degree, Master of Science | 2003
Alexandria University , Egypt
First Degree, Bachelor of Science (Honours) | 2000


Rokia is Vice Dean for Innovation and Enterprise at the Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment at University College London and an Associate Professor in Building Performance Simulation at the UCL Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering (UCL IEDE). She trained as an architect specialising in environmental and energy efficient building design and completed a PhD degree at the Bartlett School of Graduate Studies, UCL that examined the applicability of building energy simulation in the context of legislative compliance. 

As a member of the multi-disciplinary Complex Built Environment Group (CBES), her research interests include the computational modelling, analysis and monitoring of the energy performance of the domestic and commercial building stock, development of building analysis models, delivery of retrofit strategies and the application of energy policy and legislation in the built environment.

Rokia has several years experience in academia, through her work both as a Research Associate at UCL Energy Institute and an assistant lecturer at  Alexandria University in Egypt. She has also been extensively involved  in UK sustainable design consultancy, contributing to a number of international projects and  master plans for leading architectural firms such as Foster + Partners , KPF and MAKE .

In addition to previous memberships on the DECC Green Deal (Task 2) Advisory Group and the UKGBC Zero Carbon Non-Domestic Task Group, she is currently a board member of the CIBSE Building Energy Simulation Group & Future Homes Group,  IBPSA-England and the UK (alternative) member on the Executive Committee of the International Energy Agency Energy in Buildings and Communities (IEA EBC) Programme.