Graduation of two LoLo Loughborough students

Graduation of two LoLo Loughborough students
23rd July 2021 Mae Oroszlany

On a beautiful sunny day, in a charming  marquee set midst the greenery of the Loughborough campus, Stephen Watson and Ben Roberts had their doctoral status ratified.

The graduation ceremony on July 19th, was the final step in their LoLo journey to becoming fully qualified independent researchers.

The awards of Doctor of Philosophy are especially merited as both completed their degrees within the funded period and with either very minor or no modifications to their theses. And both produced journal articles based on their research which have gained widespread recognition and impact.

Both Stephen and Ben are now fully funded research Associates within the Building energy Research Group in the School of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering at Loughborough. Stephen is the lead researcher in the work with the Active Building Centre and has won his own Fellowship funding through the Centre for Research into Energy Demand Solutions. He has also contributed important analysis to work on overheating in English homes. Ben has been central to the success of the SMETER project but has also secured his own funding to further his work on the validation of models for predicting overheating in dwellings.

The Loughborough Director of LoLo, Kevin Lomas, said “It was a real pleasure to see two of our most able LoLo students graduating in the presence of their families. For all present, it was a wonderful to be able to gather in a Covid-safe setting to celebrate their success.”

For more information about the Centre for Doctoral Training in Energy Resilience and the Built Environment, see here.