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Mr Giorgos Petrou

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

Research summary

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

Teaching summary

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.

Biography

Giorgos Petrou is a Research Fellow in Building Physics and Urban Modelling at the Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering (IEDE) at the Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment. Giorgos is the UCL researcher of the Health Protection Research Unit (HPRU) on Environmental Change and Health, funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). He is also involved in the ClimaCare project, funded by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC).

Giorgos graduated with a Physics BSc degree from the University of Warwick, where he received the Seymour Prize for Excellence in the Physics BSc degree along with the top mark of the graduating class of 2016. In 2017, he was awarded an MRes in Energy Demand Studies with a distinction from UCL. Currently, he is close to submission of his PhD in the Bayesian calibration of the UCL English Housing Stock model for summer indoor overheating risk assessment.

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