Elahe TavakoliPhD Student
Postgraduate Student MTU Cork Energy Transition Energy Policy & Modelling
Elahe is a PhD student in the Department of Process, Energy and Transport Engineering at Munster Technological University (MTU). Elahe’s current work for the RESILIENCE project is under the supervision of Dr. Paul O’Sullivan and Dr. Adam O’Donovan and it specifically, concentrates on systematic building sample selection, systematic mapping of indoor environments, modelling and prediction of indoor environments in low or nearly zero-energy school buildings in Ireland. With regard to her experience of research and publishing papers in scientific journals and international conferences, her working experience in the field of building energy simulation, statistical analysis and modelling, she also aims at developing her knowledge on high-performance building design, construction and operation in order to mitigate overheating risks through her doctoral studies and via close collaboration with industry. In her second year of study, she completed a scientific journal article which is published with Elsevier in Building and Environment journal and has also presented her work at AIVC international conference 2022.
She is a full-time PhD student in the Department of Process, Energy and Transport Engineering at Munster Technological University (MTU) in Ireland. She is working in a team environment in delivering the ongoing national study of overheating risk and indoor thermal resilience of low-energy Irish Schools, funded through a research grant from the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI).
Elahe has received her M.Sc. Degree in Architecture and Energy from Shahid Beheshti University of Tehran (SBU), in which she has carried out in-depth research on the building energy performance gap, modelling, simulation, analysis of the energy consumption and design optimization. Her Master’s thesis has mainly focused on the energy performance gap and the way occupants’ behaviour affects the energy consumption of residential buildings. The result of her master’s thesis has been published as two journal papers in the Energy Journal of Iran and Frontiers journal.