UCL Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering

Dr Samuel Stamp

Dr Samuel Stamp

Lecturer (Teaching)

Bartlett School Env, Energy & Resources

Faculty of the Built Environment

Joined UCL
1st Sep 2012

Research summary

Sam's interest and expertise in field measurements and monitoring has led to his involvement in a range of research projects and expert groups, investigating aspects of energy, environmental performance and air quality in domestic and non-domestic buldings. Current projects include:

  • Indoor air quality in London's Nurseries, ESPRC IAA with Greater London Authority
  • The role of ventilation design and operation on the ingress of nitrogen dioxide and particulate matter in city centre offices. CIBSE
  • The impact of COVID-19 lockdown on households' environmental control behaviour, indoor air quality and energy use. UCL KEI
  • Minimising Building Envelope Heat Losses through Functional Gradation, Bartlett Reasearch Grants Scheme
  • Expert member of the CEN Technical Committee 89 WG - Thermal performance of buildings - In-situ testing of completed buildings
Previous Projects include:
  • QUASIMODO - Quality of Indoor Air on urban Sites Matched with Outdoor air quality Datasets to improve health outcomes, EIT Digital
  • Total Performance of Low Carbon Buildings in China and the UK, EPSRC
  • BRE 100 Homes Building Performance Evaluation, Crest-Nicolson.
  • NHBC Co-heating Field Trials.
  • Derwenthorpe Post-construction testing, Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust

Teaching summary

Sam is part of the teaching team for a recently established undergraduate (MEng EAD) a multidisciplinary collaboration with the Bartlett School of Architecture and Civil and Geomatic Engineering. The innovative course aims to combine architectural knowledge and vision with a robust understanding of engineering for the built environment. Within this course, Sam acts as module leader for:
  • Building Physics and Environment – A year 1 module, here the aim is to develop student understanding of key building physics principals and the role they play in achieving satisfactory indoor environmental conditions. This covers aspects of natural ventilation, thermal comfort, building acoustics and daylighting. 
  • Sense, Sensing and Controls – A year 3 module, this module integrates the human-centred process of designing an extensive engineering solution for environmental control systems. It provides an overview of the psychological and technical considerations that underpin design requirements and application through computer simulation of control systems with particular focus on building technologies.

Sam has previously led modules on a Sustainable Building Design minor programme, leading modules of the Energy Context and Building Engineering Physics to a range of engineering students. He has also teaching activities and supervised dissertations for the Environmental Design and Engineering MSc.


University College London
Doctorate, Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy | 2017
University College London
Doctorate, Doctor of Philosophy | 2015
University College London
Other higher degree, Master of Research | 2011
University of Bristol
Other higher degree, Master of Science | 2008


Dr Samuel Stamp is a Lecturer (Teaching) in Building Performance at the Institute of Environmental Design and Engineering, which sits within the Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment. He is a building physicict with a particular interest in testing, monitoring and measuring the performance of buildings. This extends to areas such as the performance gap, building heat loss, indoor environmental quality, occupant behaviour and indoor air quality. 

Previously, Sam trained as a physicist before working in off-grid pico-hydropower in South-East Asia. Sam then completed a PhD in Energy and Buildings at UCL, examining the uncertainties in whole building heat loss (or co-heating) tests. 

Sam also manages IEDE's measurement and monitoring equipment, supporting wider research, PhD and teachign activities. Most recently this includes the addition of reference grade air quality instruments for particulates and NO2/NOx. Any enquiries for equipment or collabration on monitoring projects can be made through IEDE_research.equipment@ucl.ac.uk.

Sam is happy to heat from prospective PhD students interested in building performance, indoor environmental quality, indoor air quality or thermal performance, using either monitoring or modelling approaches.