Dr. Ashish Shukla

In 2015, Ashish was awarded an EPSRC first grant proposal in the topic of “Active Living Envelopes “ALIVE”. Ashish’s research experience is in building engineering physics, energy management, energy generating building envelopes and solar thermal engineering. He completed his PhD in building physics from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (ITT Delhi), investigated the heating and cooling potential of passive technologies for buildings, including extensive experimentation and modelling techniques. 

Ashish was awarded a post-doctoral fellowship at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich, in the Department of Architecture working on two projects: low exergy ventilation systems; and shallow geothermal ground energy use. Subsequently, he has a range of funded projects that include EPSRC, TSB (now Innovate UK), Welsh Assembly Government, Low Carbon Research Institute, E.On, De Montfort University, Tata Steel and Cardiff University.

With more than 30 research papers in journals and at international conferences, Ashish also is a reviewer for 6 journals in the field of sustainable energy. He has supervised MSc dissertations in low carbon technology solutions for the built environment, and a PhD on phase change material energy for free heating/cooling of buildings.

  • Active-LIVing Envelopes (ALIVE). This project develops previous theoretical work on responsive building envelopes by Dr. Shukla. The proposed design incorporates many novel features, and its in-lab performance will be tested and evaluated.
  • Macismo RAP project. Development of independently heating technology for the RAP by use of Infra-red heating mounted to Conveyors and/or mobile Cold Mixing equipment. This method of heating in combination with our Rapfix™ additive will facilitate the reuse of up to 100% RAP.
  • Sustainable Building Envelope.
  • Biomass boiler exhaust gas cleaning. To clean pollutant (PM10, PM2.5) by design of mop fan for use in biomass exhaust gas cleaning.
  • Energy Demand Response Project (EDRP). To analyse half hourly data for utility for better demand/supply management.
  • CaRB. Project vision was to create an innovative, public domain, socio-technical model of energy use in buildings applicable at national, regional, city and community level. It will predict current carbon emissions and the changes resulting from energy efficiency measures, the deployment of renewable energy technologies and the use of non-technical interventions.
  • ADAM - Adaptation and Mitigation Strategies: supporting European climate policy. ADAM aims at a better understanding of the trade-offs and conflicts that exist between adaptation and mitigation policies.
  • CYBER Display. The objective of CYBER Display was to show that the overall aim of the European Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD), reducing the consumption of buildings in Europe, can significantly be accelerated if local authorities can stimulate behavioural change by communicating the performances of their buildings to politicians, technicians, building users, different municipal departments and the public.
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QS Five Star Rating 2020 and University of the year shortlisted
Coventry City of Culture 2021