Projects per year
Dan’s interests are in innovative building materials and how these can be used for the improvement of the indoor environment quality for improved occupant health and wellbeing. He has a wide experience with natural building materials including earth, straw bale and other inorganic and organic materials. Dan’s approach is to consider holistically the use of these materials, investigating their material properties for structural and indoor environment regulation.
Dan’s research work initially centred on physical, mechanical and structural characterisation, but has developed to include work on micro-structural analysis, heat and moisture transfer in porous materials, life-cycle appraisal, environmental monit
toring and testing and most recently indoor environmental quality. Recent projects he has been a part of have included
• The construction and testing of BaleHaus, an innovative prefabricated straw bale house,
• Development of Stabilised extruded earth units.
• ECO-SEE: Eco-innovative, Safe and Energy Efficient wall panels and materials for a healthier indoor environment, FP7.
He has been the recipient of best journal-paper award from the Institution of Civil Engineers.
Willing to supervise PhD
- Innovative renewable construction materials
- Hygrothermal performance of materials
- Indoor Air Quality
- Health and Wellbeing of building occupants
Civil Engineering, Doctor of Philosophy, University of Bath
Civil Engineering, Master of Engineering, University of Bath
1/11/18 → 31/07/19
Project: Other › Internally Funded Research
1/12/17 → 30/11/19
Project: Research council
1/07/17 → 30/06/19
Project: EU Commission
Research Output per year
Research output: Contribution to conference › Paper
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Conference contribution
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article