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PhD defence by Vasilis Soulios

PhD defence by Vasilis Soulios

Vasilis will defend his Phd Thesis "Hygrothermal Performance of Hydrophobized Brick and Mortar - Energy renovation through internal insulation – Can hydrophobization improve the moisture safety?"

Tidspunkt

26.11.2021 kl. 13.00 - 17.00

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THESIS SUMMARY

Denmark is targeting to be independent of fossil fuels by the year 2050. Although the use of renewable energy sources will be increased, it also requires the energy demand from buildings to be reduced. Further, the maintenance of cultural heritage is of primary importance, which often leaves internal insulation as the only feasible option. However, internal insulation is not necessarily moisture safe in Denmark, mainly due to the high wind-driven rain load. A transparent coating for exterior use in buildings could be the solution.

This PhD thesis investigates whether hydrophobization is able to create a transparent coating against rain by leaving the wall elements, brick and mortar, to breathe. It also investigates whether this transparent coating can stay durable in the long run. Based on these studies it discusses whether a robust energy renovation of solid masonry walls is possible by combining hydrophobization with internal insulation.

For a copy of the thesis, please email inst.build.phd@build.aau.dk.

ASSESSMENT COMMITTEE

  • Senior Researcher Martin Morelli, Dept. of the Built Environment, Aalborg University (chairperson)
  • Associate Professor Kurt Kielsgaard Hansen, Technical University of Denmark
  • Professor Andra Blumberga, Riga Technical University, Latvia

PHD SUPERVISORS

  • Supervisor, Senior Researcher Ernst Jan de Place Hansen, Dept. of the Built Environment, Aalborg University
  • Co-Supervisor, Research Director Ruut Peuhkuri, Dept. of the Built Environment, Aalborg University

MODERATOR

  • Senior Researcher Stefan Gottlieb, Dept. of the Built Environment, Aalborg University

GRADUATE PROGRAMME

  • Civil Engineering

 

PROGRAMME

13:00         Welcome by moderator

13:05         Lecture and presentation by Ph.D. student

13:50         Break
During the break, participants can email questions to the moderator, Stefan Christoffer Gottlieb scg@build.aau.dk or contact him personally in room. The moderator presents any questions received after the Q&A session with the assessment committee.

14:00         Q&A session with the assessment committee

16:00         End of defence
The assessment committee enters another “room”, evaluates and writes the final assessment.

Approx.
16:45         The assessment committee re-joins the “Defence room”
                   and announces its decision.

17:00         End of event



HOW TO PARTICIPATE

This PhD defence will be carried out in hybrid format, meaning you can join on location or online:

Location
Aalborg University Copenhagen
Auditorium (A) 1.008
A.C. Meyers Vænge 15
2450 København SV

Online
Zoom
https://aaudk.zoom.us/j/67535550911  
Meeting ID: 675 3555 0911
Passcode: 910048

REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Registration required for both participation formats at inst.build.phd@build.aau.dk

Sign-up deadline: 24 November 2021

See invitation in pdf format


Arrangør

Department of the Built Environment, Aalborg University

Adresse

Hybrid format

Tilmelding inden

24.11.2021 kl. 12.00

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