In Alphabetical Order of Family Names
Dr. Runa Hellwig is a professor at the E2D Energy Efficiency Design Group at the Faculty of Architecture and Building at Augsburg University of Applied Science, Germany. She received a Masters degree (Dipl.-Ing.) from University of Stuttgart, a doctoral degree from Technical University of Munich and a habilitation degree from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in 1995, 2005 and 2015 respectively.
She has 20 years of experience in several well-known research groups in Germany at University of Kassel, Technical University of Munich, Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics, Augsburg University of Applied Sciences in the area of building physics, indoor environment focusing on thermal comfort and building services. From 2014 to 2016 she was Associate Professor at the National University of Singapore (NUS), Department of Building and held the position of Cluster Director of the Solar and Energy Efficient Buildings (SEEB) cluster at the Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS).
She has been carrying out application-oriented research projects and services for the construction and aviation industry, public customers in the laboratory as well as on-site measurement and monitoring projects. She made the adaptive model of thermal comfort well-known in Germany. Her research and expertise focusses on the interrelation between human comfort and performance, indoor environmental conditions, building service operation modes, building envelope and building energy performance. Besides her temperate climate background her recent work covers also tropical equatorial climate conditions. She has been teaching and working in interdisciplinary teams in order to enhance integrated design of resilient and sustainable buildings.
She has been a member of several national and international working groups and advisory boards of professional organizations and governmental initiatives.
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Born in Düsseldorf and grown up in its neighbourhood, Marcel Schweiker studied architecture at the University of Kassel including an exchange year at the Universidad de Europea de Madrid and internships in architectural offices in Germany and New Zealand. After the graduation in 2006, he joined the Department of Environmental and Information Sciences of Tokyo City University in Japan within the framework of a MEXT-scholarship. He graduated in 2010 with a PhD on occupant behaviour for cooling and heating in a residential context. The same year, Marcel Schweiker joined the Building Science Group within the Faculty of Architecture of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. Since then his work focussed on research with respect to adaptive thermal comfort and occupant behaviour in an office environment. He was in charge of design, construction and commissioning of the LOBSTER field laboratory and related research projects. He was and is active member of different international working groups within the framework of IEA EBC Annexes (Energy in Buildings and Communities program of the International Energy Agency) and is leading interdisciplinary research projects with and without industrial partners. His teaching activities are focusing on the interaction between design, comfort, and energy use.
Christoph van Treeck
RWTH Aachen University
Christoph van Treeck (Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil.) is full professor for energy efficient and sustainable building at RWTH Aachen University in Germany. Before he joined RWTH in 2012, he was head of the Simulation Group of the Department Indoor Environment at the Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics in Germany and associate professor (Privatdozent) at the Technische Universität München. He has a Ph.D. in computational civil engineering, and is specialized in the fields of computational fluid mechanics, thermal comfort related issues, building performance simulation, and building information modeling. In 2009, van Treeck received the Fraunhofer Attract Award. He is member of several international standardization committees at DIN and ISO level, member of buildingSmart, member of the European Energy Research Alliance (EERA) within the Smart Cities Joint Program, and serves as reviewer of several international conferences as member of the scientific committees. As well, he serves as member of the board of directors of the International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA) and he is a member of the editorial board of IBPSA’s Journal of Building Performance Simulation.