The Architectural Engineering Research Group is an interdisciplinary group working in the field of sustainability and building physics. The group is involved in both pure and 'close to industry' research with a wide portfolio of UK, European and international activities.
Our research experience and expertise include: solar thermal, thermal and electric storage systems, passive/active architectural cooling systems and environmental and economic assessment of products and services.
The group benefits from a dedicated laboratory offering mechanical/thermal physical testing including solar simulators, climatic chamber, and an advanced renewable technologies recycling centre. The group also offers computer-based simulations including computational fluid dynamics, structural finite element analysis (mechanical/thermal), building thermal/energy efficiency simulations, buildings services simulations and general optimisation studies.