School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering


Dr Ashish Shukla FHEA, PhD, MSc, BSc

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Research Associate in Advanced Building Façade

Dr Ashish Shukla completed his PhD from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (ITT Delhi), followed by award of prestigious FCS fellowship to work at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich, in the Department of Architecture. Currently he is Research Associate in Active Buildings at CREST, Loughborough University, UK. Before joining CREST, Ashish was working as Senior Lecturer (Assistant Professor) at Coventry University. He is an accomplished building physicist and a sustainability professional with research interest in building engineering physics, energy management, energy generating building envelopes and energy storage.

His vision is to design self-evolving climate responsive sustainable buildings, which can be achieved by integrated building design aiming to bring new low carbon innovation and improvement to on-site construction practice. To his credit, Dr. Shukla has published more than sixty journals and conference articles and edited three books for reputed publishers. He is also fellow member of UK Higher Education Academy, Editorial board member for Materials Science for Energy Technologies, Elsevier+Kia Publishers and member of EPSRC Peer Review College. 

Key Awards: Renewable energy system, Building energy monitoring, Online/offline monitoring, Heat transfer /building physics lab, Energy and thermal comfort, Wind tunnel, Environmental chamber, Hotbox.

Main Research Interests

  • Active Living Envelopes
  • Modular façade design
  • Active building component modelling and designing
  • Indoor air quality
  • Thermal and mathematical modelling

Grants and Contracts

  • 2020- 2021 – Newton Fund, Newton Bhabha PhD Placement, UK-IIT Roorke, India, ‘Alternate Compliance Approach for Energy Efficient Envelope Design Features in India’ (£8.5k), PI.
  • 2019 – Natural Resources Canada (RNCAN), ‘Capacity Building training for RETScreen Expert, Toronto, Canada’ (£5k), 2019, PI.
  • 2019 –Newton Fund, Researcher Links Workshop Grant, UK-China, ‘Investigation of the Impact of Occupant Behavior on Building Performance in the UK and China’ (£41k), Co-I.
  • 2018- 2019 – Fund Networking Grant Scheme, Academy of Medical Sciences Global Challenges Research ‘Developing Self-powering Residential Houses for South, South East and East Asia’ (£24.6k), Co-I.
  • 2017- 2018 –Newton Fund, Researcher Links Workshop Grant, UK-China, ‘Building energy and technology perspective in China and UK’ (£41.2k), Co-I.
  • 2017- 2018 –Newton Fund, Researcher Links Workshop Grant, UK-Turkey, ‘Recent Advances in energy conservation techniques for buildings: from micro scale to urban level’ (£43.2k),Co-I
  • 2016- 2017 –Coventry University, Pump Prime Mobility Award, UK-IIT Delhi, India, ‘Fabric First-Transforming Building Envelopes’ (£4.1k), PI
  • 2016- 2017 – EPSRC-First Grant Scheme, ‘Active Living Envelopes (ALIVE), (EP/N007557/1) (£100.277k), PI
  • 2012- 2018 –EPSRC, ‘An intelligent digital household network to transform low carbon lifestyles’, EP/K002716/1 Case for Support to the EPSRC (BuildTEDDI) (£669.209k),Co-I
  • 2012- 2018 –KEEN Funding, ‘Energy, economic and environmental investigation of a novel asphalt reuse system’ (£62k), 01, 2014~07, 2015, Co-I
  • 2007 2008 –Swiss Federal Comission- FCS Fellowship “Designing low energy ventilation systems” carbon neutral model for new build housing and for application to the retrofitting of different existing house types’(£40k),PI
  • 2003- 2007 –Ministry of New and Renewable Energy Government of India (MNRE) PhD Studentships fund, ‘Heating/Cooling potential of passive techniques’ (£12k), PI



Selected Publications

1. Muriel Iten, Shuli Liu, Ashish Shukla, Experimental validation of an air-PCM storage unit comparing the Effective Heat Capacity and Enthalpy methods through CFD simulations, Energy, 155, 495-503, (IF: 4.968, Q1)

2. M. Iten, S. Liu, Ashish Shukla, P. D. Silva, Investigating the impact of Cp-T values determined by DSC on the PCM-CFD Model, Applied Thermal Engineering, Vol. 117, 5 May 2017 (IF:3.771, Q1)


1. Shiva Gorijan, Ashish Shukla, Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conversion: Technologies, Applications and Environmental Impacts, Paperback ISBN: 9780128196106, Academic Press, Aug 2020.

Recent Publications

1. A. R. Mazhar, S. Liu, Ashish Shukla, Numerical analysis of rectangular fins in a PCM for low-grade heat harnessing. International Journal of Thermal Sciences; Volume 152, June 2020; (IF:3.488, Q1)

2. A. R. Mazhar, S. Liu, Ashish Shukla, Experimental study on the thermal performance of a grey water heat harnessing exchanger using Phase Change Materials, Renewable Energy, Vol.146, Feb 2020. DOI:10.1016/j.renene.2019.08.053 (IF:5.439, Q1)

3. Cheng Zeng, Shuli Liu, LiuYang, Xiaojing Han, Ming Song, Ashish Shukla, Investigation of a three-phase thermochemical reactor through an experimentally validated numerical modelling, Applied thermal Engineering, Vol.162, Nov 2019. (IF:4.725, Q1)

4. X. Han, S. Liu, C. Zeng, L. Yang, Ashish Shukla, Y. Shen, Investigating the Performance Enhancement of Copper Strips on Trapezoidal Thermochemical Reactor, Renewable Energy, 2020. (IF:5.439, Q1)

5. A. R. Mazhar, S. Liu, Ashish Shukla, An Optimizer Using the PSO Algorithm to Determine Thermal Parameters of PCM: A case study of grey water heat harnessing, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol.144, Dec, 2019. DOI:10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2019.118574 (IF:4.346, Q1)

6. O. Iweka, S. Liu, Ashish Shukla, Energy and Behaviour at home: A review of intervention methods and practices, Energy Research & Social Science, Aug. 2019 (IF:5.525, Q1)

7. Georgina Wood, Rosie Day, Emily Creamer, Dan Van Der Horst, Atif Hussain, Shuli Liu, Ashish Shukla, Obiajulu Iweka, Mark Gaterell, Panagiotis Petridis, Nicholas Adams, Victoria Brown, Sensors, sense-making and sensitivities: UK household experiences with a feedback display on energy consumption and indoor environmental conditions. Energy Research & Social Science; 55:93., DOI:10.1016/j.erss.2019.04.013 (IF:5.525, Q1)

8. Lishan Sun, Shuli Liu, Liya Yao, Wei Luo, Ashish Shukla , A completive research on the feasibility and adaptation of shared transportation in mega-cities – A case study in Beijing. Applied Energy, 230,1014-1033 (IF:7.900, Q1)



External Collaborators

  • Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, India
  • Tsinghua University, China
  • Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing, China
  • Technical University of Construction Bucharest, Romania
  • Delhi Technological University, India
  • University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
  • Tarbiat Modares University, Iran
  • Phase Change Products Ltd., UK
  • Invisible Systems, UK
  • Tata Steel, UK
  • University of Science, Engineering and Technology, China
  • Edinburgh University, UK
  • University of Birmingham, UK
  • Aston University, UK
  • University of Portsmouth, UK

External Appointments 

  • Editorial Board Member for Material Sciences for Energy Technology
  • Technical Co-Chair, ASA2019, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, India
  • Technical Committee member BeyondLimitsTurkey, University of Ankara Turkey, 18-19 October 2018
  • PhD Thesis Examiner, NIT, Patna India
  • PhD Thesis Examiner, MANIT, Bhopal, India
  • Member EPSRC peer review college


Athena Swan Bronze award

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