Dennis Loveday

Dennis Loveday

Centre Deputy Director (LoLo CDT)

Dennis Loveday

Centre Deputy Director (LoLo CDT)
Loughborough University


Dennis Loveday holds the E.ON UK / RAEng Research Chair in Low Carbon Energy Technology in the Department of Civil and Building Engineering at Loughborough and is the Director of the Sustainability Research School, which involves leadership of the multidisciplinary research activities of over 40 academics. He has 20 years’ experience of project leadership, including, research into occupant thermal comfort and, most recently, as PI for the £2m CALEBRE project, research concerned with refurbishing solid wall houses. Having played a leading role in the successful bid by the Midlands Energy Consortium (MEC) to host the Energy Technologies Institute at Loughborough, he chaired the MEC’s Science Group that recently secured £3m of funding to set up the Midlands Energy Graduate School (MEGS), to enhance cross-institutional collaboration in research and training.

Dennis also holds the position of Deputy Director of the London Loughborough Centre for Doctoral Research in Energy Demand (CDT) at Loughborough University.


Graduate of the Department of Physics, Aston University (BSc 1977; PhD 1983).
Lecturer in Building Physics, Sheffield Hallam University, 1983-1987.
Appointed as Lecturer in Building Services Engineering, Loughborough University, 1988.
Promoted to Senior Lecturer, 1991.
Promoted to Reader, 1995.
Awarded Personal Chair, 2001.
Head of the Building Services Engineering Research Group since 1999. Currently also the Deputy Director of the London Loughborough Centre for Doctoral Research in Energy Demand (CDT).
Professional Affiliations

Chartered Physicist
Member of the Institute of Physics
Chartered Engineer
Member of the Institute of Energy
Member, American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)
Member, International Solar Energy Society
Broad Interests and Expertise

Human thermal environments
Indoor climates
Human/environment interaction and building services engineering
Research Interests

Applied heat transfer
Human thermal comfort
Low and renewable energy systems
Research Group

Building Energy Research