UCL Energy Institute
Rob completed his doctorate in early 2012 at the Institute of Energy and Sustainable Development (IESD), at De Montfort University, Leicester. His thesis research investigated the “Characterisation of Space Use and Electricity Consumption in Non-domestic Buildings”, with particular relevance to the estimation of internal gains resulting from the operation of electrical appliances. The profiles of characteristics are for use at the urban scale.
Rob began his higher education with the Open University, before going full-time at the University of Birmingham, from where he graduated with a BSc (hons) in Sustainable Technology, in 2005. Rob remained, for a short while, at the University where he worked in its own Power Station. Then, prior to enrolling at the IESD, Rob was a Knowledge Transfer Partnership Associate, employed by London South Bank University, developing an online building log book application.
Rob is working on the EPSRC-funded project “New Empirically Based Models of Energy Use in the Building Stock.” In association with Prof Philip Steadman, of the Bartlett, Rob is researching the non-domestic aspects of the project.