A group of Executive Masters students from the Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chausees, the Paris Institute of Technology, were engaged in a four day study visit from 27th to 30th April at Leeds Beckett University. The purpose of the visit was to learn about the research and work of the CeBE team working within the Leeds Sustainability Institute and also explore some of the local area.
The Dean of the Arts, Environment & Technology faculty, where the Institute sits, Professor Mohammad Dastbaz gave a welcoming address to the students who then embarked on a packed schedule of presentations, visits and activities. The students were treated to presentations on LSI research into building behaviour, thermal bridging, and closing the performance gap. In addition, Mark Warner, Sustainability Manager at Leeds Beckett University, gave an insight into the environmental improvements in the university estates and Anthony Smith presented his research on solving civil engineering problems using biomicrobial solutions.
The group were also treated to some activities outside of the classroom,visiting the Little Kelham development in Sheffield and the Energy House at Salford University.
Dr Lindsay Smales also took the group on a walking tour of Leeds & the heritage town of Saltaire.
The LSI has a long standing relationship with the Paris Institute of Technology which continues to be highly productive & collaborative, fostering a robust exchange of ideas, knowledge & best practice on sustainable research, practices and technology.
The Doctorate of Engineering (DEng) is a programme of research based on the advanced study of engineering or applied sciences and professional practice in engineering, It is intended for candidates with relevant professional experience and supported by structured learning. The aim of the course is to blend the practical experience within the working environment with a part-time research degree. The key themes of the DEng are Energy, Sustainability and Building Performance.
Current Student Profiles
Stephen Wise, Technical Development Manager, Knauf Insulation.
Stephen has worked for the business for 13 years and held his current post for 6 years. His responsibilities include managing the Knauf’s research portfolio in the UK and working on CEN and British Standards Committees on subjects including product standards and in-situ testing. He also has been heavily involved in the government’s industry engagement process for the last 4 revisions of Part L. He was the chair of the Construction Products Association Technical Committee for several years standing down in 2014 and is currently chair of The Thermal Insulation Manufacturers and Suppliers Association. He has worked closely with Leeds Beckett University since 2009 notably on the development of solutions to Party Wall Bypass. Since starting his D.Eng he doesn’t have any spare time but if he did he would probably spend it working on the refurbishment of a 150 year old house in the Pennines and for pleasure he likes to walk in the hills.
Mark Burrows, BSc(Hons) MSc CEnv CEng CMVP FEI FLSI, Energy Solutions Specialist, Siemans Industry UK & I
Mark is currently undertaking a D.Eng research degree in the field of industrial energy data analytics. His research centres on analysing and understanding the barriers to the uptake of energy data analytics, as a tool for energy reduction within industrial manufacturing businesses within the UK. Day to day, Mark is an energy management specialist with varied experience in the management and delivery of energy, carbon and wider sustainability services to both public, but mainly, large-scale industrial energy users. He leads on the conception, delivery and review of energy management services for Siemens. This includes the design, management and verification of energy performance contracts. Mark is a Fellow of the Energy Institute, Fellow of the Leeds Sustainability Institute, a Chartered Engineer, Chartered Environmentalist and Certified Measurement and Verification Professional.
4 years minimum
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