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Prof Dejan Mumovic
4th floor
UCL Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering (UCL IEDE)
Central House
14 Upper Woburn Place London
London
WC1H 0NN
Appointment
  • Professor of Building Performance Analysis
  • Bartlett School Env, Energy & Resources
  • Faculty of the Built Environment
Biography

Professor Dejan Mumovic MEng MSc PhD CEng FCIBSE MASHRAE

Director of UCL Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering (UCL IEDE)

EPSRC Engineering Doctorate Centre in VEIV Co-Director (Built Environment)

Chair of the Delivery Team: MEng Engineering and Architectural Design (MEng EAD)


Dejan is a building scientist with a background in heating, ventilation and air conditioning engineering and the extensive experience of monitoring and modelling work in the field of the built environment. In the last 15 years Dejan has led, co-led or  significantly contributed to 40 projects, 8 of them undertaken for the  DCLG Building Regulations Division (under the Buildings Operational  Performance Framework). He has published over 120 peer reviewed publications including two publications focusing on complex built environments: CIBSE TM57: 2015 Integrated School Design and A Handbook of Sustainable Building Design and Engineering – An Integrated Approach to Energy, Health and Operational Performance (first edition: Earthscan, 2009; second edition: Taylor Francis, 2018).

Dejan is a cofounder and long standing board member of two specialist groups: IBPSA-England (an affiliate of the International Building Performance Simulation Association) and CIBSE School Design Group. Dejan also sits on the editorial advisory boards of the Taylor & Francis' Intelligent Buildings International, SAGE's BSERT and Elsevier’s International Journal of Sustainable Built Environments. He has edited a Special Issue of Taylor & Francis’ Intelligent Buildings International: Designing Intelligent School Buildings: What do we know? (2015)

He is an Honorary Professor at Roma Tre University, a PhD examiner for Glasgow Caledonian University, Newcastle University, Kings College London, University of Sheffield, Exeter University and Loughborough University, and was a member of an External Programme Review Panel at Greenwich, Ulster and Glagow Caledonian University. Dejan is a reviewer for 17 scientific journals and funding bodies in the UK, Belgium, Ireland,Netherlands and Serbia. He was a member of the Construction and Engineering Jury for Solar Decathlon Europe 2010: Towards Energy Efficient Buildings.

Research Groups
Research Summary

Dejan’s research focuses on the development of appropriate techniques necessary for evaluating built environment issues holistically. This involves the development and application of modelling and simulation techniques, monitoring, the use of existing data sources, and the development and testing of non-standard methodologies to investigate different hypotheses. He is currently leading a group of 11 Research Associates and doctoral students. Dejan's research group's main scientific contribution centers on three main areas, namely:


A.    building performance analysis including the application and development of advanced modelling techniques utilizing performance data and simulation as a design driver

Selected Papers:
    
Hawkins D., Hong, S., Raslan, R., Mumovic, D., Hanna, S. (2012) Determinants of Energy Use in UK Higher Education Buildings Using Statistical and Artificial Neural Network Methods, International Journal of Sustainable Built Environment, 1, 50-63.

Dasgupta, A., Mumovic, D., Prodromou, A. (2011) Operational vs. Designed Performance of Low Carbon Schools in England: Bridging a Credibility Gap; ASHRAE HVAC & Research Journal; Volume: 18, Issue: 1-2, pp. 37-50

B.    building stock performance analysis including the development of semi-empirical bottom-up physically disaggregated building stock models as well as top-down statistical modelling studies

Selected Papers:

Hong, S., Paterson, G., Mumovic, D., Steadman, P. (2013) Improved Benchmarking Comparability for Energy Consumption in Schools, Building Research and Information, 1-15. DOI: 10.1080/09613218.2013.814746.

Kavgic, M., Mumovic, D., Summerfield, A., Stevanovic, Z. and Ecim-Djuric, O. (2013) Uncertainty and Modelling Energy Consumption: Sensitivity Analysis for a City-Scale Domestic Energy Model, Energy and Buildings, 60:1-11.

C.    environmental and behavioural factors in a non-residential sector in sustainable environmental design and engineering including the impacts on health and performance

Selected Papers:

 

Mumovic, D., Crowther, J., Stevanovic, Z. (2009) Analysis of Local Concentration Gradients in a Complex Built Environment: Implications for Air Quality Management Areas, The International Journal of Environment and Waste Management; Volume 4, No. 1/2, pp. 140-155

 

Mumovic, D., Palmer, J., Davies, Orme, M., Ridley, I., Oreszczyn, T., Judd, C., H.A. Medina, Pilmoor, G., Pearson, C., Critchlow, R., Way, P., (2009) Winter Indoor Air Quality, Thermal Comfort and Acoustic Performance of Newly Built Schools in England, Building and Environment; Volume 44, Issue 7, pp. 1466-1477

 

Dejan is taking the UCL lead on the large EU Commission project School Indoor Pollution and Health: Observatory Network In Europe (SINPHONIE). He is a Co-Investigator on the EPSRC’s Centre for Energy Epidemiology grant significantly contributing to the portfolio of research and knowledge transfer projects related to non-residential buildings.

If you are interested in any of these research topics Dejan’s research group has produced two solid review papers:

Chatzidiakou, L., Mumovic, D., Summerfield, A.J., (2012) What do we know about Indoor Air Quality in School Classrooms? A critical review of the literature, Intelligent Buildings International, 4(4), pp 228-259.

Kavgic, M., Mavrogianni, A., Mumovic, D., Summerfield, A., Stevanovic, Z. and Djurovic-Petrovic, M., (2010) A Review of Bottom-up Building Stock Models for Energy Consumption in the Residential Sector, Building and Environment, 45(7) 1-15.

Teaching Summary

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Module Leader: Natural and Mechanical Ventilation of Buildings (postgraduate)
Module Leader: Efficient Building Services (postgraduate; delivered by Professor Tim Dwyer)
Module Leader: Building Engineering Physics (undergraduate)

Dejan is interested in multidisciplinary curriculum development and development of innovative teaching materials which challenge the ‘silo mentality’ approach to building design, whilst promoting awareness of the technical options available to engineers and architects, and their suitability for various building-related applications.


Dejan was Deputy Director of the CIBSE accredited MSc in Environmental Design and Engineering (2008-2014). In academic 2010/2011 the course was awarded CIBSE Happold Brilliant Award for ‘excellence in the teaching of building services engineering’. He is leading two postgraduate modules: Natural and Mechanical Ventilation in Buildings and Efficient Building Services. Since joining UCL Dejan has successfully supervised 49 MSc and 9 MRes dissertations mostly focusing on various aspects of building performance analysis from the design stage when performance is simulated (hygrothermal performance of building components, whole building performance evaluation) through to the post-occupancy stage when combination of monitoring (indoor air quality, ventilation, energy) and occupant satisfaction (BUS, TPS, participant observation) methods is used to analyse building performance.

Dejan’s key teaching ambition is to promote architectural engineering as a single field of study in the UK aimed at developing technically highly skilled professionals capable of designing, engineering and evaluating energy efficient and healthy buildings. He has helped to establish the Royal Academy of Engineering Centre of Excellence in Sustainable Building Design at UCL and leads the development of the first undergraduate module in architectural engineering (Building Engineering Physics) specially developed by the Bartlett for an undergraduate programme in civil engineering at the UCL Faculty of Engineering launched in 2014.


Dejan served as the Faculty MRes Tutor (Chair of the Bartlett Master of Research Committee) in 2010-2015 period.


Selected Book Chapters:

Mumovic D. (2012) Engineering and Construction in the 21st Century Context: More for Less, in Solar Decathlon Europe 2010, edited by: S. Rodriguez, SDE TISE, Madrid, Spain.

Mumovic D., Hong S., Wilton, O., (2009) Designing Natural Ventilation for Urban Buildings in A Handbook of Sustainable Building Engineering and Design – An Integrated Approach to Energy, Health and Operational Performance of Buildings,  edited by D. Mumovic and M. Santamouris, Earthscan Publishers, London. ISBN: 9781844075966

Lakkas, T., Mumovic D. (2009) Sustainable Cooling Strategies in A Handbook of Sustainable Building Engineering and Design – An Integrated Approach to Energy, Health and Operational Performance of Buildings,  edited by D. Mumovic and M. Santamouris, Earthscan Publishers, London. ISBN: 9781844075966

Appointments
01-OCT-2014 Professor of Building Performance Analysis UCL Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering UCL, United Kingdom
01-OCT-2010 – 01-OCT-2014 Senior Lecturer in Architectural Engineering The Bartlett School of Graduate Studies UCL, United Kingdom
01-OCT-2007 – 01-OCT-2010 Lecturer in Environmental Design and Engineering The Bartlett School of Graduate Studies UCL, United Kingdom
01-OCT-2005 – 01-OCT-2007 RCUK Academic Fellow The Bartlett School of Graduate Studies UCL, United Kingdom
15-NOV-2003 – 01-OCT-2005 Research Fellow The Bartlett School of Graduate Studies UCL, United Kingdom
Academic Background
2007 PGCLTHE Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education – Built Environment University College London
2004 PhD Doctor of Philosophy – Built Environment Glasgow Caledonian University
2000 MSc Master of Science – Energy Systems and the Environment Glasgow Caledonian University
1999 MEng Master of Engineering – Mechanical Engineering University of Belgrade, Yugoslavia
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