Mr Giorgos Petrou
Research Fellow in Building Physics and Urban Modelling (Environmental Change and Health)
Bartlett School Env, Energy & Resources
Faculty of the Built Environment
- Joined UCL
- 6th Nov 2017
Over the last few years, Giorgos has developed a keen research interest on aspects regarding the monitoring and modelling of the indoor environment, especially relating to indoor overheating. His modelling experience includes data-driven statistical methods, dynamic thermal simulation models and the integration of the two for the purposes of forward and inverse uncertainty propagation.
Giorgos' recent work has focused on the following research topics:
- Modelling of indoor overheating risk using CIBSE's TM59
- Indoor overheating risk within the English housing stock and care home settings (NERC-funded ClimaCare project)
- Modelling uncertainties, approaches and their impacts
- Bayesian calibration of building energy models
Giorgos' interests include:
- Indoor Environment
- Building Modelling & Calibration
- Bayesian Methods
- Uncertainty Analysis
- Programming and machine learning
Over the last few years, Giorgos has contributed to several MSc modules taught within BSEER. Some of his teaching activities include:
- The delivery of lectures on the topics Building Physics and Thermal Comfort, Sensitivity and Uncertainty Analysis, and Parameteric Analysis using EnergyPlus, jEPlus and Python.
- The development and delivery of tutorials on Python and its integration with jEPlus and EnergyPlus.
- The delivery of tutorials on Research Concepts.
- The marking of assignments for multiple modules and MSc dissertations.
Giorgos has also been the lead or secondary supervisor to four MSc students.