High Performance Building Simulation

Welcome to my personal academic website! I am Jan Hensen, emeritus full professor of building performance in the Department of the Built Environment, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands, and also part-time full professor in environmental engineering in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague.

My research and teaching focus on computational modeling and simulation for optimizing design and operation of high-performance buildings in terms of energy use and indoor environmental quality.

I was the scientific director of the Smart Buildings and Cities post-master program. I am or have been participating in many international research projects. I am on the scientific advisory board of several international energy institutions; external examiner at 15 international universities and reviewer for 18 international peer reviewed scientific journals; reviewer of national and international research projects in the European Commission, USA, UK, Canada, Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Austria, Belgium, Liechtenstein, China, Hong Kong, Kuwait, Qatar, etc.

I am past-president and Fellow of the International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA), Fellow of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), Fellow of the Federation of European Heating, Ventilation and Air-conditioning Associations (REHVA) and have received several other national and international scientific and practice awards. I have been or am advisor of around 40 PhD students and about 95 final year MSc students. I have authored or co-authored 10 books or chapter in books, over 70 scientific journal papers, more than 250 academic conference contributions and about 100 professional magazine articles. I am on the editorial boards of Building and Environment, Energy and Buildings, International Journal of Low-carbon Technologies and I am the founding co-editor of the Journal of Building Performance Simulation.