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Vladimir Vukovic

T:
01642 738108
Job title:
Research Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in BIM & Energy Reduction in Built Environment
E:
v.vukovic@tees.ac.uk
School/department:
School of Science & Engineering
 
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Research institute:
Technology Futures Institute
 
 
ORCID:
0000-0003-0702-2475

About Vladimir Vukovic

Vladimir Vukovic

Vladimir Vukovic
Research Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in BIM & Energy Reduction in Built Environment, School of Science & Engineering
T: 01642 738108
E: v.vukovic@tees.ac.uk
Research institute: Technology Futures Institute

Dr Vladimir Vukovic (PhD) works as a Senior Research Lecturer in BIM & Energy Reduction in Built Environment. Dr Vukovic joined Teesside University from his post of a Research & Business Director at research intensive SME, Exergy Ltd. There he was responsible for establishing new business lines, scientific/technical coordination and project management in EU collaborative projects focusing on energy efficiency and renewable energy (RESSEEPE, R2CITIES, NAWADES, PROMETHEUS, FFW). Previously, he worked as Scientist and senior project manager within Energy in Buildings research field, Energy Department, Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT). During his time at AIT he defined and coordinated a strategic project focusing on development of the next generation integrative building simulation tool, in collaboration with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. He was also the main AIT technical contact point in a number of international projects (S4EEBMODRIO, SOTHERCO, IEA EBC Annex 60) and acting representative in the Energy Efficient Buildings (E2B) Association. In addition to his research activities, Dr Vukovic was working as external lecturer of Systems Engineering and Simulation course - Modelica/Dymola group, University of Applied Science Technikum Wien, Department of Renewable Energy, Austria.

In line with the interdisciplinary nature of construction and facility management research demands into the issues surrounding sustainability, Dr Vukovic’s academic background spans mechanical  (building services), architectural engineering and computational science. His PhD awarded by the Pennsylvania State University, Department of Architectural Engineering, USA, (2009) establishes methodology for predicting respiratory health impacts of office building environments. This research built upon his previous work including real-time identification of indoor pollutant source locations awarded MSc in Architectural Engineering from the same department, and simulation of fluid flow and heat exchange processes awarded Diploma (equivalent to Master degree) from the University of Belgrade, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Serbia. 

For his outstanding academic and research achievements Dr Vukovic received awards from the Austrian Institute of Technology, American Society of Heating Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), Air and Waste Management Association (A&WMA), The Pennsylvania State University, University of Belgrade, Government of Serbia etc.

Research interests

Dr Vukovic's research interests include sustainable (energy efficient, socially acceptable, environmentally friendly) building design and operation - whole life cycle approach - and in particular: cyber physical system modelling and optimization, predictive controls, indoor environmental quality, energy efficiency implications on occupants' wellbeing and productivity, energy aware social networking enabled through smart metering. He has been researching issues associated with the development of sustainable building environments for more than ten years. 

Currently he has a leading role in a Qatar Foundation project on development of a whole life cycle information flow approach enabled by Building Information Modelling (BIM) protocols and technologies for Qatar construction industry. He is also engaged in leading EC funded H2020 project DR-BOB - Demand Response in Block of Buildings and was previously working in EC funded FP7 project IDEAS - Intelligent Neighbourhood Energy Allocation & Supervision. The project is focused on the development and operation of energy positive neighbourhoods exploring their economic and environmental benefits. 

Dr Vukovic successfully supervised Master and PhD students working towards their degrees in Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering and Process Automation. He currently serves as a Deputy Director of Doctoral Training Alliance (DTA) in Future Energies, initiated by the University Alliance.

Enterprise interests

As an expert in the field of energy efficiency and smart metering systems Dr Vukovic did consulting work for United Nations Development Program within the project Energy Efficiency in Building Sector and Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology within the Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Systems evaluation panel. He also served as Advisory Board member of the EU project TRIBUTE.

Dr Vukovic currently serves as an Expert for EUREKA Secretariat, Belgium, and Advisory Board member of the Energy Innovation Center Teslianum, Serbia.

Dr Vukovic's industry contacts include over 200 SMEs and large multinational companies. He is currently engaged as Knowledge Base Supervisor in InnovateUK supported Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) with Applied Integration.

Publications

Dr Vukovic is author or co-author of more than 20 papers and publications appearing in Energy and Buildings, Applied Thermal Engineering, Building and Environment, Journal of Air and Waste Management Association, Building Simulation, ASHRAE Transactions. He was awarded ASHRAE best paper award for publishing methodology for application of artificial neural networks in identification of indoor contaminant release sources.

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