Experiences, responses and health in the built environment

Tuesday April 5, 2022 from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Corona hall in Luna building at TU/e campus

This event is organized in combination with the doctoral thesis defense of Maaike Kompier: “Delving into Dynamic Light – Uncovering visual experiences and neurobehavioral responses to light transitions” which was performed within context of the DYNKA project (dynka.nl).


  • 09:30 Doors open and coffee available
  • 10:00 Opening by Yvonne de Kort
  • 10:10 Marilyne Andersen – Living indoors: daylight as a human need and experience
  • 10:45 Helianthe Kort – The Ageing population; living and participating seen from the perspective of the Built Environment.
  • 11:20 Wouter van Marken Lichtenbelt – Light on Fire
  • 11:55 Closing by Yvonne de Kort


Marilyne Andersen is a Full Professor of Sustainable Construction Technologies and heads the Laboratory of Integrated Performance in Design (LIPID). Her research lies at the interface between science, engineering and architectural design with a dedicated emphasis on the impact of daylight on building occupants. Focused on questions of comfort, perception and health and their implications on energy considerations, these research efforts aim towards a deeper integration of the design process with daylighting performance and indoor comfort, by reaching out to various fields of science, from chronobiology and neuroscience to psychophysics and computer graphics.

Helianthe Kort is a Full Professor and Chair of Building Healthy Environments for Future Users at Eindhoven University of Technology. Her areas of expertise include Technology in medicine and health care, sanitary engineering gerontechnology, domotica and smart technology. Her research has a focus on searching for evidence of the built environment to realize quality of life and positive health for building users. The application domains cover the full healing environment health continuum from prevention at home and work to long-term care and care in hospitals.

Wouter van Marken Lichtenbelt is a professor in Ecological Energetics and Health in the Department of Nutrition and Movement Sciences at the University of Maastricht. His main emphasis is on individual differences in whole body physiology and the underlying mechanisms on cellular level, and on putting the scientific knowledge into practice to create a healthy indoor environment.