Richard Buswell

Richard Buswell

Reader in Building Energy Systems

Richard Buswell

Reader in Building Energy Systems
Loughborough University



1989 – 1994: Building Services coordinator for Sir Robert McAlpine Ltd.
1994 – 1996: BEng Environmental Systems Engineering.
1996 – 2000: PhD in Uncertainty in models of real systems.
2000 – 2006: Post doctorate research at Loughborough University.
2007 – date: Lecturer in Building Services Engineering at Loughborough.

Broad Interests and Expertise

I am interested in people and their relationship/interaction/impact upon buildings, technology and energy.

My current research projects and industrial background is multi-disciplinary focused and understanding these interfaces interests me. Technically my research experience is in the management and installation of Building Services systems, modelling energy and processes and the uncertainty associated with this in particular. I also have experience with data mining, optimisation and fault detection/condition monitoring.

Additive manufacturing offers a new approach to the conception and design of building components and how they perform in terms of energy and in terms of the physical aesthetic. I’m interested in exploring these processes in terms of full scale manufacturing and in the value of smaller scale modelling and their use in the construction,


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