Visiting Scholars

CBE has many ongoing collaborations with students, faculty, and professionals from around the world. Our current visiting scholars include:

Haida Tang   Lorenza Pistore is a PhD student at the Free University of Bolzano (Italy), attending the PhD Programme in Sustainable Energy and Technologies in the Faculty of Science and Technology. In 2015, she awarded the 2nd Cycle Master Degree in Architecture at University Iuav of Venice, with a master thesis entitled “Problems of indoor environmental quality in high school buildings”. She has attended international conferences presenting work related to IEQ and energy consumption in school buildings. At the 2016 Purdue Conferences, she received an award in the student paper competition, under the “High Performance Buildings” sections, with her paper “From energy signature to cluster analysis: an integrated approach.” Her research focuses on Indoor Environmental Quality and post occupancy evaluation surveys, in addition to energy performance assessment in public buildings.
     
  Veronica Soebarto is an Associate Professor in the School of Architecture and Built Environment at the University of Adelaide in South Australia. She received her PhD in Architecture from Texas A&M University in 1996 and Master of Architecture from the same university in 1992. She is the leader of the Sustainable Built Environment research group at the School and her research interests span from environmental performance assessments of buildings, building performance simulation, building monitoring, human thermal comfort, to the social dimension of sustainable design. Her current research relates to planning and design of the built environment to support ageing well. While at CBE she will further investigate the issue around thermal comfort of the elderly. Veronica is an At Large Director of IBPSA (International Building Performance Simulation Association), a Vice President of the Architectural Science Association, an Editorial Board member of Journal of Building Performance Simulation and Associate Editor of Architectural Science Review. She is currently a Guest Editor of Energy & Buildings for the Special Edition on “Energy Performance to IEQ” and Co Guest Editor of Journal of Healthcare Engineering for the Special Edition on “Design, Technology and Engineering for Aged Care”.