School of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering


Professor Dennis Loveday BSc PhD CPhys MInstP CEng MInstE

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Graduate of the Department of Physics, Aston University (BSc 1977; PhD 1983).
Lecturer in Building Physics, Sheffield Hallam University, 1983-1987.
Appointed as Lecturer in Building Services Engineering, Loughborough University, 1988.
Promoted to Senior Lecturer, 1991.
Promoted to Reader, 1995.
Awarded Personal Chair, 2001. 
Head of the Building Services Engineering Research Group, 1999-2007.
Director, Sustainability Research School, 2006 –

Broad interests and expertise

  • Human thermal environments
  • Indoor climates
  • Human/environment interaction and building services engineering

Professional affiliations

  • Chartered Physicist
  • Member of the Institute of Physics
  • Chartered Engineer
  • Member of the Institute of Energy
  • Member, American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)
  • Member, International Solar Energy Society

Research interests

  • Applied heat transfer
  • Human thermal comfort
  • Low and renewable energy systems
  • Member, International Scientific Advisory Board to E.ON Energy Research Centre, Aachen, Germany, 2008 –
  • Member, UKERC Research Committee, 2009 –
  • Member, Steering Committee, Midlands Energy Consortium (MEC), 2007 –
  • Chair, Midlands Energy Consortium Science Sub-Committee, 2011 –
  • Leader, Loughborough University academic team input to E.ON Challenge 100 Initiative, 2009 – 2010
  • Invited Member of the Guide C Steering Committee, Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE), and invited Principal Author of Section 3: Heat Transfer