Environment, Sustainability and Technology

Recently completed ESTA PhD projects

Dr Mohammed Abuhussain
PhD Title: An Assessment of the Saudi Residential Buildings Envelope Code Under the Current and Future Climate Change Scenarios: The Case for Jeddah in the Hot and Humid Climate Region.
Supervisors: Daveed Chow & Steve Sharples
PhD awarded: October 2020


Dr Mohammad Alshenaifi
PhD Title: Optimizing the performance of Passive Downdraught Evaporative Cooling (PDEC) towers for Saudi housing: investigating the impact of architectural form.
Supervisors: Steve Sharples & Daveed Chow
PhD awarded: October 2020


Dr Yara Ayyad
PhD Title: Outdoor thermal comfort and airflow in relation to urban form in Amman, Jordan: a residential setting analysis.
Supervisors: Steve Sharples & Daveed Chow
PhD awarded: October 2020


Dr Roy Sigalingging

PhD Title: Applying the Passivhaus standard to terraced housing in Jakarta, Indonesia – analysis for a hot and humid tropical climate, PhD, 2020

Supervisors: Daveed Chow & Steve Sharples

PhD awarded: June 2020


Dr Fahad Alyami

PhD Title: The impact of passive façade design treatments on the thermal performance of office buildings in Saudi Arabia for current and future climates

Supervisors: Steve Sharples & Daveed Chow

PhD awarded: May 2020


Dr Edgar Pina Hernandez

PhD Title: An investigation of the thermal comfort and climate change resilience of bioclimatic design strategies for free running social housing in San Luis Potosi City, Mexico

Supervisors: Steve Sharples & Daveed Chow

PhD awarded: October 2019


Sureepan Supansomboon

MPhil title: Classroom façade design for daylighting in hot-humid climates

Supervisors: Steve Sharples & Rosa Urbano Gutiérrez

MPhil awarded: June 2019


Dr Stephanie Ogunrin

PhD title: A parametric analysis of the thermal properties of contemporary materials used for house construction in South Western Nigeria, using thermal modelling and relevant weather data

Supervisors: Steve Sharples & Daveed Chow

PhD awarded: March 2019


Dr Qichao Ban

PhD title: Integrated design strategies for sustainable evidence-based healthcare design,

Supervisors: Bing Chen & Steve Sharples

PhD awarded: January 2019


Dr Amer Habib Al-Sudani

PhD title: Analyzing the influence of urban morphology on thermal microclimate in a temperate maritime climate

Supervisors: Steve Sharples & Fei Chen

PhD awarded: October 2018


Dr Yahya Lavaf Pour

PhD Title: Self-shading façade geometry to control summer overheating in UK Passivhaus dwellings for current and future climate scenarios

Supervisors: Steve Sharples & Carl Hopkins

PhD awarded: August 2017


Dr Mai Khalfan

PhD Title: An assessment of the Passivhaus standard for a hot and arid climate: a case study in Qatar

Supervisors: Steve Sharples & Rosa Urbano Gutierrez

PhD awarded: June 2017


Dr Mahmoud Elkhatieb

PhD Title: Climatically adaptive building surfaces for optimised environmental performance

Supervisors: Steve Sharples & Daveed Chow

PhD awarded: May 2017