Sustainable Environments Research Group (SERG)

Current PhD students

Research topics currently undertaken by PhD students in the Sustainable Environments Research Group at Liverpool include low carbon architecture, passive cooling techniques, designing for climate change, sustainable retrofitting, thermal comfort, urban environments and life cycle analysis.

Mohammed Abuhussain

PhD Title: The development and assessment of the residential buildings energy code in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Supervisors: Daveed Chow & Steve Sharples


Bushra Al-Ali

PhD Title: Life cycle performance of a SIPS building

Supervisors: Steve Finnegan & Steve Sharples


Ali Al-Graiti

PhD Title: Evaluating the environmental performance of nanomaterials in architecture

Supervisors: Rosa Urbano Gutiérrez & Steve Sharples


Mohammad Alshenaifi

PhD Title: Investigating the impact of architectural form on the performance of a passive downdraft evaporative cooling (PDEC) tower in Saudi Arabia

Supervisors: Steve Sharples & Daveed Chow


Amer Al-Sudani

PhD Title: Improving the environmental conditions in urban squares and adjacent buildings

Supervisors: Steve Sharples & Daveed Chow


Fahad Alyami

PhD Title: Envelope design and thermal comfort performance in a high-rise Office Building in Saudi Arabia

Supervisors: Steve Sharples & Daveed Chow


Yara Ayyad

PhD Title: Outdoor thermal comfort in relation to urban form in Amman, Jordan.

Supervisors: Steve Sharples & Daveed Chow


Qichao Ban

PhD Title: Integrated design strategies for community-based healthcare environments in China

Supervisors: Bing Chen & Steve Sharples


Iona Campbell

PhD Title: Creating cost effective zero carbon module homes

Supervisors: Steve Finnegan & Steve Sharples


Xi Chen

PhD Title: The Energy Retrofit of the Existing Residential Building Stock in Jiangsu Province

Supervisors: Marco Cimillo, Bing Chen & Daveed Choz


Tom Johnson

PhD Title: Developing the world’s first zero carbon safari park

Supervisors: Steve Finnegan & Daveed Chow


Chenfei Liu

PhD Title: Hybrid residential buildings with passive strategies and renewable energies for rural areas in Hunan, China

Supervisors: Steve Sharples & Daveed Chow


Stephanie Oluwatobiloba Ogunrin

PhD Title: The creation of affordable and sustainable good quality housing in south-western Nigeria

Supervisors: Steve Sharples & Daveed Chow


Edgar Pina Hernandez

PhD Title: Sustainable development of mid-rise social housing in Mexico

Supervisors: Steve Sharples & Daveed Chow


Abdelaziz Shalaby

PhD Title: Life cycle performance of an ICF building

Supervisors: Steve Finnegan & Steve Sharples


Roy Sigalingging

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Supervisors: Daveed Chow & Steve Sharples


Sureepan Supansomboon

PhD Title: Classroom facade design optimisation for daylighting in hot-humid climates

Supervisors: Steve Sharples & Rosa Urbano Gutierrez


Wei ZHAO

PhD Title: The Development of Sustainable Rural Houses in the cold region of Henan Province in China

Supervisors: Daveed Chow & Steve Sharples