Project Manager

Lada Hensen Centnerová

I want to help people to feel good in buildings, which should support their health and wellbeing.

Group / Unit
Building Services
Department / Section
The Built Environment
Floor / room

Research Profile

Lada Hensen Centnerová is a researcher, teacher and manager in the Building Physics and Services unit of the Department of the Built Environment. She is a member of both the Built Environment Team for Health and the Smart Cities Program at TU/e. Her research focuses on indoor environment quality (especially thermal comfort and indoor air quality), how this would affect health and wellbeing, and how this can be optimized in design and operation of buildings. As an indoor environment expert she wants to make people feel better in buildings. In her view buildings primarily exist to provide a good indoor environment; sustainability and fossil energy consumption are important considerations but secondary. 

Academic Background

Lada Hensen Centnerová graduated in Civil Engineering at the Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava (Slovakia) with a specialization in Building Services Systems in 1992. She then became assistant professor in the Department of Microenvironmental and Building Services Engineering at the Faculty of Civil Engineering of the Czech Technical University in Prague (Czechia), where she obtained her PhD degree in 2001. In 2016 she started working at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e, the Netherlands), initially as a project manager at the Smart Cities Program and since January 2018 as an assistant professor in the Building Physics and Services unit of the Department of the Built Environment. Next to this function, she started as operational manager of the PDEng program Smart Buildings & Cities in 2019. In this capacity, she is responsible for the daily operation of the post-master PDEng designers program Smart Buildings & Cities (SB&C) of the Stan Ackermans Insitute. Also, she is the current president of the Dutch chapter of the International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate ( and also the current chairman of the editorial board of TVVL Magazine (Dutch Society of Building Services Engineers). 

Current Educational Activities

Ancillary Activities

  • Board member (chairman) of the editorial board of TVVL Magazine, TVVL
  • Board member (president) of the Dutch chapter of ISIAQ (International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate),