My area of expertise is computational modeling and simulation for optimizing design and operation of high-performance buildings in terms of (renewable) energy use and indoor environmental quality. The focus is on widening the scope of building simulation to allow for multi-scale and multi-physics problems, and for incorporating optimization under uncertainty approaches. This is directly related to societal challenges such as energy transition and climate adaptation of buildings and neighbourhoods.

The best way to predict the future is to (virtually) create it.”


I am full professor emeritus of building performance in the Building Physics & Services unit at  Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). In addition to my ongoing activites at TU/e, I'm also full professor of environmental engineering in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Czech Technical University, Prague. I'm still supervising several graduate students, and am active as external PhD examiner at several international universities, co-editor-in-chief of the Journal for Building Performance Simulation, as well as reviewer and/or editorial board member of other peer reviewed scientific journals and expert evaluator of national and international research projects.

I'm proud to be a Fellow of the International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA), Fellow of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), Fellow of the Federation of European Heating, Ventilation and Air-conditioning Associations (REHVA) and of having received several other national and international scientific and practice awards.


Ancillary Activities

  • Board committee member, IBPSA - International Building Performance Simulation Association
  • Founding co-editor Journal of Building Performance Simulation, Taylor & Francis
  • Member editorial board Energy and Buildings, Elsevier
  • ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer, American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers
  • BJ Max foundation - member of the board, BJ Max stichting
  • Honorary professor in Building Physics Research, Institut Teknology Bandung, Indonesia, BANDUNG INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY