Researcher

Dr Aysu Kuru Lauriola

My Expertise

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

Fields of Research (FoR)

Architecture, Architectural Science and Technology (incl. Acoustics, Lighting, Structure and Ecologically Sustainable Design), Architectural Design, Building Science and Techniques, Engineering Design, Sustainable Development

Biography

Aysu is Postdoctoral Researcher in Climate Emergency at the School of Built Environment and CRC for Low Carbon Living. Her background is in Building Engineering and Architecture with specialisation on Sustainability and Facade Technology. Her view more

Aysu is Postdoctoral Researcher in Climate Emergency at the School of Built Environment and CRC for Low Carbon Living. 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 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

  • HPA Research Cluster Website Enhancement 

  • Research Seminar Course Enhancement 

  • Wightman Bequest PhD Top-Up Scholarship 

  • Full Scholarship in Undergraduate Degree studies

  • Full Scholarship in Primary School studies 


My Qualifications

  • PhD in Built Environment 

  • Master of Science in Sustainable Building Engineering 

  • Bachelor of Arts in Architecture


My Awards

  • PhD Publication Award

  • 1st Prize and People`s Choice Award in UNSW 2018 3 Minute Thesis Competition 

  • Postgraduate Research Support Travel Grant 

  • High School Exam Achievement 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

The University of Sydney

In Master of Architecture:

  • Induction Studio – MARC5000 
  • Architectural Technology - MARCH5300

In Master of Architectural Science:

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

In Bachelor of Architectural Environments:

  • Design Integration Lab: Energy - BAEN2002 

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 
  • Building Environment 1 - ARCH1161
  • Building Environment 2 - ARCH1361

In Construction and Property Management:

  • Building Services - BLGD2011

In Faculty Interdisciplinary courses:

  • Creating Value for the Built Environment - BEIL0010

 

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Location

Room 204, Tyree Energy Technologies Building