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.
- Iten, M., Liu, S., and Shukla, A. (2016) ‘A review on the air-PCM TES application for free cooling and heating in the buildings’. Renewable & Sustainable Energy Review 61, 175-186.
- Li, Y., Liu, S., and Shukla, A. (2016) ‘Experimental analysis on use of thermal conductivity enhancers(TCEs) for solar chimney applications with energy storage layer’. Energy and Buildings 116, 35-44.
- Shukla, A., Shuli, L., and Yaqin, Z. (2014) ‘Investigations on the integration and acceptability of GSHP in the UK dwellings’. Building and Environment 82, 442-449.
- Huang, X., Liu, S., Zhao, W., and Shukla, A. (2014) ‘Feasibility study on merging biogas into natural gas pipe-network in China’. International Journal of Sustainable Energy.
- Singh, R., and Shukla, A. (2013) ‘A review on methods of flue gas cleaning from combustion of biomass’. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 29, 854-864.
- Shukla, A., and Bull, R. (2012) ‘Performance study of DISPLAY database: Trends in municipality buildings’. Energy and Buildings 47, 285-291.
- Shukla, A., Nchelatebe Nkwetta, D., Cho, Y.J., Stevenson, V., and Jones, P. (2012) ‘A State of art review on the performance of transpired solar collector’. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 16 (6), 3975-3985.
- Brown, N., Wright, A.J., Shukla, A., and Stuart, G. (2009) ‘Longitudinal analysis of energy metering data from non-domestic buildings’. Building Research and Information 38 (1), 80-91.
- Shukla, A., Tiwari, G.N., and Sodha, M.S. (2009) ‘Embodied energy analysis of adobe house’. Renewable Energy 34 (3), 755-761.
- Shukla, A., Tiwari, G.N., and Sodha, M.S. (2008) ‘Experimental study of effect of an inner thermal curtain in evaporative cooling system of a cascade greenhouse’. Solar Energy 82 (1), 61-72.
- Shukla, A., Tiwari, G.N., and Sodha, M.S. (2006) ‘Thermal modeling for greenhouse heating by using thermal curtain and an earth-air heat exchanger’. Building and Environment 41 (7), 843-850.
- Tiwari, G.N., Akhtar, M.A., Shukla, A., and Emran Khan, M. (2006) ‘Annual thermal performance of an greenhouse with an earth-air heat exchanger: An experimental validation’. Renewable Energy 31 (15), 2432-2466.
- 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.