20122020

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Research interests

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 monittoring and testing and most recently indoor environmental quality. 

Willing to supervise doctoral students

  • Innovative renewable construction materials
  • Hygrothermal performance of materials
  • Indoor Air Quality
  • Health and Wellbeing of building occupants

Education/Academic qualification

Civil Engineering, Doctor of Philosophy, University of Bath

Award Date: 1 Sep 2013

Civil Engineering, Master of Engineering, University of Bath

Award Date: 1 Jul 2010

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Projects

Research Output

Compressive strength of novel alkali activated stabilised earth

Holur Narayanaswamy, A., Walker, P., Venkatarama Reddy, B. V., Heath, A. & Maskell, D., 30 Jun 2020, In : ASCE Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering. 32, 6, (ASCE)MT.1943-5533.0003188.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Experimental Study of Moisture Buffering with Simultaneous Indoor RH and Temperature Variation

Maskell, D. & Lim, K., 14 Sep 2020, (Acceptance date).

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Manufacture and characterisation of prototype straw bale insulation products

Platt, S., Maskell, D., Walker, P. & Laborel-Preneron, A., 20 Jun 2020, (Acceptance date) In : Construction and Building Materials.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Mechanical and thermal properties, and comparative life-cycle impacts, of stabilised earth building products

Narayanaswamy, A. H., Walker, P., Venkatarama Reddy, B. V., Heath, A. & Maskell, D., 20 May 2020, In : Construction and Building Materials. 243, 118096.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Thesis

Development of Stabilised Extruded Earth Masonry Units

Author: Maskell, D., 12 Dec 2013

Supervisor: Walker, P. (Supervisor) & Heath, A. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

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Development of Straw Bale Building in Northern China

Author: Yin, X., 3 Oct 2018

Supervisor: Lawrence, R. (Supervisor) & Maskell, D. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

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