Researcher

Dr Aysu Kuru

My Expertise

  • Transdisciplinary collaboration: ​​​​​​Bringing experts together from the fields of engineering, design and life science. 
  • Topics: Building performance simulation, performance assessment and implementation of high-performing building envelope systems with a particular interest in environmental responsiveness and biomimetics

Field of Research (FoR)

Biography

Aysu is Postdoctoral Researcher in High-Performance Architecture at the School of Built Environment. Her background is in Building Engineering and Architecture with specialisation on Sustainability and Facade Technology. Her expertise involves...view more

Aysu is Postdoctoral Researcher in High-Performance Architecture at the School of Built Environment. Her background is in Building Engineering and Architecture with specialisation on Sustainability and Facade Technology. Her research experience is defined by transdisciplinary collaboration, bringing experts together from the fields of engineering, design and life science. Her expertise involves building performance simulation, performance assessment and implementation of high-performing building envelope systems with a particular interest in environmental responsiveness and biomimetics.


My Grants

  • Higher Degree Research Support Funding $6,000AUD
  • HPA Research Cluster Website Enhancement $2,000AUD
  • Higher Degree Research Support Funding $6,000AUD
  • HPA Research Cluster Website Enhancement $2,000AUD
  • Wightman Bequest PhD Top-Up Scholarship $45,000AUD
  • Full Scholarship in University (Turkey) $70,000AUD
  • Full Scholarship in Primary School (Turkey) $80,000AUD

My Qualifications

  • PhD in Built Environment 
  • Master of Science in Sustainable Building Engineering 
  • Master of Architecture 
  • Bachelor of Architecture

My Awards

  • PhD Publication Award $5,000AUD
  • 1st Prize and People`s Choice Award in UNSW 3 Minute Thesis Competition $1,500AUD
  • Postgraduate Research Support Travel Grant $3,600AUD
  • Research Seminar Course Enhancement $4,500AUD
  • High School Exam Achievement (Turkey) 2% Percentile Rank in 2,5 million participants 

 


My Research Activities

Aysu's current research activities are oriented to:

  • Design and technical development of biomimetic adaptive façades
  • Thermal and visual comfort analyses of advanced envelope systems
  • Building energy modelling and performance assessment 

My Research Supervision


Supervision keywords


Areas of supervision

  • Biomimetic design
  • Adaptive facades 
  • High performance building envelopes
  • Building performance assessment

My Engagement

Representative at the following committees:

  • UNSW Built Environment Faculty Board
  • UNSW BE Research Committee
  • UNSW BE Health and Safety Committee
  • UNSW BE Higher Degree Research Cohort

Member of:

  • Union of Chambers of Turkish Engineers and Architects, Affiliate Licensed Architect, Registration #48047
  • The Australian and New Zealand Architectural Science Association (ANZAScA)
  • International Building Performance Simulation Association Australiasia (IBPSA) 
  • Green Building Council Australia (GBCA)
  • Living Future Institute of Australia (LFIA)
  • Sustainable Built Environments Conference Sydney 2016 Postgraduate Student Co-Chair and Scientific Committee Member
  • UNSW BE High-Performance Architecture Research Cluster

My Teaching

2020 - Current

Academic: Lecturer, Tutor and Grader

The University of Sydney

In Master of Architecture:

  • Advanced Technologies 2 - MARCH5101

In Master of Architectural Science:

  • Sustainable Building Design Practice - DESC9148
  • Daylight in Buildings – DESC9169

In Bachelor of Architectural Environments:

  • Design Integration Lab: Energy - BAEN2002

2016 - Current

Academic: Lecturer, Lead Tutor and Grader

UNSW Sydney

In Master of Architecture:

  • Major Design Studio - ARCH7202
  • High Performance Building Systems - ARCH7213
  • Architectural Environment and Building Services - ARCH7809
  • Architecture and Urbanism in Asia - ARCH7220

In Bachelor of Architectural Studies:

  • Architectural Design Studio 3 – ARCH1201
  • Architectural Science and Building Environment 1 - ARCH1161
  • Architectural Science and Building Environment 2 - ARCH1361

In Construction and Property Management:

  • Building Services - BLGD2011

In Faculty Interdisciplinary courses:

  • Creating Value for the Built Environment - BEIL0010

2013

Teaching Assistant

Ecole Nationale Superieure d`Architecture de Montpellier

In Bachelor of Architecture:

  • l`Arte e l`Architecture: Modelisation sur Norman Foster e Ellsworth Kelly

2011

Teaching Assistant

Bahcesehir University

In Bachelor of Arts in Architecture:

  • Design Studies 1

 

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Location

Room 204, Tyree Energy Technologies Building