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Research interests

Dr Steve Lo is currently a Senior Lecturer in Sustainable Environmental Engineering.

His areas of teaching and research interest include; High performance adaptive building envelopes, building and façade integrated PV.

Dr Steve Lo gained an MSc in Energy Conservation and the Environment at the Cranfield University in 1985 and subsequent research at Cranfield on the long-term performance of passive solar energy systems led to the award of a PhD in 1990.

Dr Lo has wide industrial experience, having previously worked for the Environmental Section of the R&D department of Wimpey Homes and at the Rutherford-Appleton Laboratory of the UK Science and Engineering Research Council. He also has extensive experience in the design, installation and subsequent monitoring of thermosyphon solar water heating systems, roof-space solar energy collectors and thermosyphoning air panels and large-scale photovoltaic arrays.

He is the author of 30 conference papers, 17 journal publications and has made significant contributions to the chapter of a book on Advances in Solar Energy.

Dr Lo is currently the Director of Studies for the Postgraduate Diploma/MSc in Façade Engineering and is a member of the European Façade Network and is on the Board of the Society of Facade Engineering.


Grant activity:

  • KTP to:Develop an innovative, experimentally validated, analytical design tool, that optimizes low-velocity acoustic attenuation and screening solutions in low-carbon buildings for current and future climate scenarios. (£88,132) Funded
  • Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO):Incentive Fund Open Access Journals, with Delft Technical University, Ostwestfalen-Lippe University of Applied Sciences, Lucerne University, Tecnalia and University of the Basque Country. (€120,600) Funded
  • FP7 collaboration with Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) to: Investigate intelligent wireless integration of adaptive selective vacuum glazing façade based performance layers with heating and ventilation systems. (€ TBC)

Willing to supervise doctoral students

Interested in supervising students studying:

  • Adaptive building envelopes
  • Lifetime low-carbon façade solutions
  • Multi-functional façade layers
  • FIPV 

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KTP with Mach acoustics

Lo, S. & Shea, A.

Innovate UK


Project: Central government, health and local authorities

Research Output

Thermal environment perceptions considering length of stay for cardiovascular inpatients in hospitals: a statistical approach

Alotaibi, B. & Lo, S. (ed.), 23 Oct 2019, Materials Science and Engineering: 4. IAQ and Indoor Environmental Quality. 4 ed. IOP Publishing, Vol. 609. p. 1-7 7 p. 042081. (IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access

Critical Success Factors: The Development of a Conceptual Framework for Demolition Contractors

Copping, A., Osaily, Y. & Lo, S., 3 Sep 2018, Association of Researchers in Construction Management 2018 Annual Conference.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Use of a whole building heat and moisture transfer building simulation tool to evaluate moisture buffering capacity of clay plasters in hot-humid climates

Mohammad, S. & Lo, S., 3 Jul 2017, NCEUB2017. Brotas, L., Roaf, S. & Nicol, F. (eds.). Edinburgh, Vol. 3. p. 3667-3674 8 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access


Experimental Assessment and Thermal Characterisation of Lightweight Co-Polymer Building Envelope Materials

Author: Dimitriadou, E., 11 Mar 2015

Supervisor: Lo, S. (Supervisor) & Shea, A. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD


Integrating Lean Construction, BIM and Quality: A New Paradigm for the Improvement of Chinese Construction Quality

Author: Zhang, X., 3 Apr 2019

Supervisor: Emmitt, S. (Supervisor) & Lo, S. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD


Passive and renewable low carbon strategies for residential buildings in hot humid climates

Author: Al Shamsi, Y., 29 Nov 2017

Supervisor: Lo, S. (Supervisor) & Natarajan, S. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD