Job: Associate Professor
School/department: School of Engineering and Sustainable Development
Research group(s): Institute of Energy and Sustainable Development (IESD)
Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH, United Kingdom
T: +44 (0)116 257 7957
Dr Birgit Painter is a long-term member of the Institute of Energy and Sustainable Development (IESD), with particular interests in building performance evaluation and smart/advanced built environment.
Following the award of the degree of Diplom-Ingenieur in Environmental Technology (TH Lübeck, Germany), Birgit first joined the IESD as a research student, and completed a PhD project with a focus on personal exposure to particulate matter. She has subsequently been involved in various research activities regarding building performance evaluation, looking at visual and thermal comfort, and linking qualitative performance data to human factors. Birgit has experience in environmental monitoring, particularly regarding the design and execution of long-term data collection campaigns.
Birgit is programme leader for the IET accredited course MSc Engineering Management. She teaches on the IESD’s MSc courses, as module leader for Sustainable Buildings, and supervises PhD and MSc projects.
Institute of Energy and Sustainable Development
Click here for a full listing of Birgit Painter's publications and outputs.
Building performance assessment - multidisciplinary work in environmental science, including:
Sustainable built environment, Energy in buildings, Passive building design
PhD – De Montfort University
Dipl.-Ing. (FH) – University of Applied Sciences, Lübeck, Germany
Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education (PGCertHE) - De Montfort University
MSc Engineering Management
MSc Energy and Sustainable Development
MSc Energy and Sustainable Building Design
MCIBSE - Member of the Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers
FHEA - Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
Affiliate Member of the Society of Light and Lighting (SLL)
EC-glazing – A retrofit case study (the VIEW project), Clephan Building DMU, ongoing, supported by SAGE Glass and Saint Gobain.
Nagah Ali, PhD, Full time, 2ndsupervisor
Shafiaa Alghamdi, PhD, Full time, 2ndsupervisor
Nittalin Phunapai, PhD, Full time, 2ndsupervisor
Royal Academy of Engineering Industrial Fellowship ‘Integrated building performance’, 2017-18
Quantifying Visual Discomfort in the Daylit Workplace using a High Dynamic Range (HDR) Imaging Approach, EPSRC, 2007-2010, First grant (Principal investigator), EP/E027148/1, £183,000.
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