Muhyiddine Jradi, PhD, is an Associate Professor in Energy Engineering and the leader of the Energy Modelling and Simulation Group at the Center of Energy Informatics at the University of Southern Denmark. He has a mechanical engineering background and received his PhD degree in Sustainable Building and Energy Technologies from the University of Nottingham, in 2014. Dr Jradi’s main research interests include energy efficient systems, building energy modelling and simulation, energy renovation, multi-generation systems, energy systems numerical modelling and simulation, renewable energy and energy storage. Dr Jradi is currently leading and taking part in multiple international research projects in collaboration with industrial partners and public parities. In addition, he is serving as a member of multiple journal editorial boards and international conferences’ scientific committees. He has received multiple awards including the Dean of Engineering Research Scholarship for International Excellence from the University of Nottingham and the Sakkal Renewable Energy Award from the American University of Beirut. Dr Jradi research work has led to more than 110 academic publications in leading journals and international conferences.
Dr Lucelia Rodrigues is an Associate Professor at the Department of Architecture and Built Environment of the University of Nottingham, where her teaching has a strong focus on environmental design and sustainability. Her work has always been very cross-disciplinary, aiming to inform the sustainable practice of architecture and enhance the quality of the built environment. She is particularly interested in the resilience of communities and buildings in a changing climate and has been involved in several projects focused on different aspects of sustainability, particularly energy and comfort. She is the University's leader for the Sustainable and Resilient Cities research area.