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Prof Robert Lowe
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  • Chair of Energy and Building Science
  • Bartlett School Env, Energy & Resources
  • Faculty of the Built Environment
Robert Lowe is a physicist with a broad interest in the field of buildings, energy and sustainability, and in the role of research in the transformation of building energy performance. He joined UCL as Professor of Energy and Building Science in 2006. In 2009, with Prof Tadj Oreszczyn, he established the UCL Energy Institute, which he directed from August 2014 to January 2018. He is Director of the London-Loughborough EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Energy Demand (2008-), and of its successor, the EPSRC-SFI Centre for Doctoral Training in Energy Resilience and the Built Environment (ERBE). He was the first chair of the SAP Scientific Integrity Group (2012-14). Among his many research projects, he has been co-investigator on UCL-Energy’s Centre for Energy Epidemiology, one of six EPSRC-funded Energy End-use Demand Centres, and has directed a major BEIS-funded project on the field performance of domestic heat pumps, at the time of writing, the largest such project to have taken place in Europe. He leads the EPSRC Decarbonisation of Heat Challenge, within the Centre for Research into Energy Demand Solutions. He sits on the Board of the BBA, and the Advisory Council of the National Energy Foundation. He served on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Building Research & Information from 2000-2018.
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Module leader for Theory Measurement and Interpretation, core module in MRes in Energy Demand Studies.

01-MAY-2001 – 31-JAN-2006 Professor School of the Environment Leeds Metropolitan University, United Kingdom
01-MAY-1990 – 30-APR-2001 Principal Lecturer School of the Environment Leeds Polytechnic, United Kingdom
01-JAN-1987 – 30-APR-1990 Senior Lecturer Department of Architecture and Landscape Leeds Polytechnic, United Kingdom
01-OCT-1984 – 31-DEC-1986 Lecturer Department of Building Science Sheffield University, United Kingdom
01-SEP-1982 – 01-SEP-1984 Research Assistant/Fellow Energy Research Group Open University, United Kingdom
Academic Background
1985   Doctor of Philosophy Open University
1981   Master of Arts Not stated
1977   Bachelor of Arts Not stated
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