dr.ir. P. (Pieter-Jan) Hoes - Expertise

Hoes, dr.ir. P.
Address :
Technische Universiteit Eindhoven
P.O. Box 513
Department :
Department of the Built Environment
Section :
Building Physics and Services
Positioncategory :
Assistant Professor (UD)
Position :
Assistant Professor
Room :
VRT 6.25
Tel :
+31 40-247 2273
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Email :

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  • D14410 - Building technology
  • Building performance simulation
  • Energy in the built environment
  • Indoor environment



Pieter-Jan Hoes is an assistant professor in the unit Building Physics and Services of the Department of the Built Environment at the Eindhoven University of Technology. He is also operational manager of the PDEng program Smart Buildings and Cities (SB&C).

His research focuses on computational design optimization of high performance buildings (energy, comfort). He is interested in design support methodologies that make use of computational models in an efficient and effective way. These methodologies are based on multi-objective design optimization, uncertainty and scenario analysis and risk analysis. Main topics of interest related to high performance buildings are performance robustness, energy flexibility and occupant behaviour influences.

In 2007 Pieter-Jan Hoes graduated from the Eindhoven University of Technology on a master thesis about occupant behaviour modelling in building performance simulation (this research is published in an international journal). After his graduation he work as a building (physics) engineer in industry. In 2009 he started as a PhD candidate at the Eindhoven University of Technology. In 2014 he defended his PhD research titled ‘Computational performance prediction of the potential of hybrid adaptable thermal storage concepts for lightweight low-energy buildings’. After finishing his PhD research he continued in the same chair as post-doctoral researcher and from 2016 as assistant professor. Next to this function, he started as operational manager of the PDEng program Smart Buildings & Cities in January 2014.