Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering

Dr Stephen Lo

Contact details

Room: 6E 2.15
Tel: +44 (0) 1225 386941

PhD supervision

Interested in supervising students studying:

  • Adaptive building envelopes
  • Lifetime low-carbon façade solutions
  • Multi-functional façade layers
  • FIPV

Dr Stephen Lo

MSc, PhD


Dr Steve Lo is currently a Senior Lecturer in Sustainable Environmental Engineering.

His areas of teaching and research interest include; High performance adaptive building envelopes, building and façade integrated PV.

Dr Steve Lo gained an MSc in Energy Conservation and the Environment at the Cranfield University in 1985 and subsequent research at Cranfield on the long-term performance of passive solar energy systems led to the award of a PhD in 1990.

Dr Lo has wide industrial experience, having previously worked for the Environmental Section of the R&D department of Wimpey Homes and at the Rutherford-Appleton Laboratory of the UK Science and Engineering Research Council. He also has extensive experience in the design, installation and subsequent monitoring of thermosyphon solar water heating systems, roof-space solar energy collectors and thermosyphoning air panels and large-scale photovoltaic arrays.

He is the author of 28 conference papers, 11 journal publications and has made significant contributions to the chapter of a book on Advances in Solar Energy.

Dr Lo is currently the Director of Studies for the Postgraduate Diploma/MSc in Façade Engineering and is a member of the European Façade Network.


Grant activity:

  • KTP to:Develop an innovative, experimentally validated, analytical design tool, that optimizes low-velocity acoustic attenuation and screening solutions in low-carbon buildings for current and future climate scenarios. (£88,132) Funded
  • Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO):Incentive Fund Open Access Journals, with Delft Technical University, Ostwestfalen-Lippe University of Applied Sciences, Lucerne University, Tecnalia and University of the Basque Country. (€120,600) Funded
  • FP7 collaboration with Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) to: Investigate intelligent wireless integration of adaptive selective vacuum glazing façade based performance layers with heating and ventilation systems. (€ TBC)

Teaching units

  • AR50161 Research methods
  • AR10003 Building Environment 1
  • AR20297 Environmental Design 2
  • AR50377 Glass & Glazing
  • AR50351 Thermal Performance of Facades
  • AR50347 Daylight and Shading
  • AR50349 Natural Ventilation in Buildings
  • AR50379 Thermal Analysis of facades
  • AR50348 Health comfort & productivity in Buildings
  • AR50350 RE Sources & low carbon techniques


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