7 Sep 2021
Leading built environment expert set to join Loughborough as Visiting Professor
The Head of Building Performance Services at BRE (Building Research Establishment) and Loughborough alumnus, Dr Shamir Ghumra is joining the School of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering as a Visiting Professor.
Dr Ghumra, an expert on sustainability challenges in the built environment, has held several senior roles at BRE, including Head of Responsible Sourcing and Director of BREEAM – the world’s leading sustainability assessment method for masterplanning projects, infrastructure and buildings.
Speaking about his appointment, Professor Chris Goodier, Director of the EngD Centre for Innovative and Collaborative Construction Engineering in the School of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering, said: "As one of our most successful EngD graduates, we are delighted that Shamir will be joining as a Visiting Professor within the School. BRE are one of our most important strategic partners and we have had many successful collaborative research projects with them. Shamir’s appointment will enable us to consolidate and grow this relationship in future years."
Dr Ghumra added: "I hope to be able to provide market and industry insight to the strategic direction of the School of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering. My role will focus on ESG Leadership & Strategy at a time when the sense of urgency and action has bever been greater."