Assistant Professional Researcher


Center for the Built Environment
390 Wurster Hall #1839, Berkeley CA 94720-1839

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Thomas Parkinson, PhD, is Assistant Professional Researcher at the Center of the Built Environment, having joined as a Postdoctoral Scholar in 2018 as part of the SinBerBest program. Thomas’ research efforts are directed towards high performance buildings that enhance occupant comfort and wellbeing. His current interests include human thermal comfort and physiology, indoor environmental quality, application of sensor technologies to built environments, and psychophysics. He received his PhD in Architectural Science from the University of Sydney, focused on thermal perception in dynamic environments. Following this, he worked as a Lecturer in Architectural Science and led the technical development of the SAMBA IEQ Monitoring System.