Max Eastwood

MEng, MArch

Pronouns: He/him
  • Doctoral Researcher

Research groups and centres

Research and expertise

As a Doctoral Researcher with the Building Energy Research Group (BERG), I am investigating the measured thermal performance of dwellings. The main focus of my research is the variability of the Heat Transfer Coefficient of dwellings. This encompasses experiments in a pair of test houses alongside extensive analysis of secondary data.

Current research activity 

  • R3 Doctoral Researcher, ERBE CDT - Quantifying the variability of the measured Heat Transfer Coefficient (HTC) of dwellings

Recent publications

  • Accurate Measurement of Dwelling Thermal Performance: Why it Matters, video for Buildings & Cities PhD competition, available at
  • Eastwood, Max; Roberts, Ben M; Li, Matthew; Allinson, David (2023). A method for quantifying the variability of the heat transfer coefficient due to inter-dwelling heat transfer using a matched pair of test houses. Loughborough University. Conference contribution.


I am a final-year Doctoral Researcher in Energy Resilience and the Built Environment (ERBE), with the School of Architecture, Building, and Civil Engineering (ABCE) at Loughborough University. My research focuses on the measured thermal performance of dwellings.

I have previously completed degrees in Architecture and Environmental Design (MEng) and Architecture (MArch) at the University of Nottingham. This was followed by a period working as an architectural assistant in Nottingham and Manchester, where I worked on projects across different scales and sectors, including commercial, education, and residential. This highlighted the discrepancies which exist between buildings as designed and as built, and drove me to learn more about the impact this has on their energy performance.