The Human-Oriented Built Environment Lab HOBEL

The Human-Oriented Built Environment Lab (HOBEL) is the research laboratory of Dr. Dusan Licina within the smart living lab in the School of Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering (ENAC) at EPFL.

The focus of HOBEL is centered on advancing the knowledge of the intersections between people and the built environment with an aim to ensure high indoor environmental quality for building occupants with minimum energy input.

The key mission of HOBEL is to improve the knowledge in the domains of indoor air quality, assessment of human exposure to airborne pollutants, dynamics and fate of pollutants in buildings, advanced energy efficient ventilation systems and controls, tools and methods for enhanced building environmental monitoring, thermal comfort of humans and their behavior.

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Tianren Wu joins HOBEL group as a new PostDoc

— Tianren Wu joined HOBEL in April 2021 as a post-doctoral researcher. He obtained a bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Shenyang Jianzhu University, Shenyang, China. He holds a master’s and doctoral degree in Civil Engineering from Purdue University in the United States. In HOBEL, Tianren expects to study indoor air chemistry within the context of the built environment and systematically characterize the impact of building factors on the transport and transformation of indoor air pollutants.

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Claudia Yasmin Gil joins HOBEL team as a new lab administrative assis

— In March 2021, Claudia joined HOBEL in March 2021 as Administrative Assistant.

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HOBEL Seoyeon Evangelos share their research vision as EPFLinnovators

— EPFL Meet our fellows! – Seoyeon Yun & Evangelos Belias

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Radio Télévision Suisse interviewed Dr. Dusan Licina

— The Radio Télévision Suisse (RTS) interviewed Dr. Dusan Licina (HOBEL) about his research on airborne aerosol transmission in buildings and potential implication for the Covid-19 transmission.

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Marouane MERIZAK joins HOBEL group as a new Doctoral Assistant

— Marouane MERIZAK joined HOBEL as a doctoral assistant in October 2020. He holds a double Master’s degree in Air Quality Control, Solid Waste and Wastewater Process Engineering from the University of Stuttgart in Germany and the Federal University of Paraná in Brazil.

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Han-Yun Jhang joins HOBEL group as a new Doctoral Assistant

— Han-Yun Jhang joined HOBEL in October 2020 as a Ph.D. student. She was selected as a winner of the 2020 EPFL – Ministry of Education (MOE) Taiwan Scholarship.

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