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Scholarly Work

Gert Guldentops and Steven Van Dessel, “A numerical and experimental study of a cellular passive solar façade system for building thermal control”, Solar Energy, Volume 149, June 2017, Pages 102-113 (2017)
Guldentops Gert, Van Dessel Steven, “Experimental and numerical study of building skins using small greenhouse cells and phase change materials” Proceedings of the 11th Conference on Advanced Building Skins, 10-11 October 2016, Bern, Switzerland
Zabeti Targhi, S. Van Dessel, “Potential contribution of urban developments to outdoor thermal comfort conditions: The influence of urban geometry and form in Worcester, Massachusetts, USA” International Conference on Sustainable Design, Engineering and Construction - ICSDEC 2015, 10 - 13 May 2015, Chicago, USA
Van Dessel Steven, Tahar El-Korchi, “Performance based design of a net-zero-energy house” Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Sustainable Built Environment, December 12-15, 2014, Kandy, Sri Lanka.
New WWl memorial at Green Hill Park

Steven Van Dessel, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, and his students were highlighted in The Telegram & Gazette (scroll down to last graph) for designing the new WWl memorial at Green Hill Park, which was unveiled yesterday.

Too Hot, Too Cold? Scientists Search For The Optimal Temperature For Learning

Forbes reported online about research led by Shichao Liu to study the optimal indoor conditions for learning. Liu, Jacob Whitehill and Steven Van Dessel received $299,991 develop technologies that detect and boost student engagement in lessons by controlling classroom temperature, ventilation, and lighting.