United Kingdom

Training organisation(s)

Belfast School of Architecture and the Built Environment (Ulster University) | UK

Belfast School of Architecture and the Built Environment (Ulster University) aims to provide students with a supportive environment for their studies enabling them to fulfil their full potential within the dynamic built environment sector. Innovative and world-leading, Belfast School of Architecture and the Built Environment is recognised as leader in architecture and built environment education and research.

Welsh School of Architecture (Cardiff University) | UK

Established in 1920, the Welsh School of Architecture (Cardiff University) combines a strong tradition of architectural education with an international reputation for research excellence in key aspects of the built environment. Its research spans the physical sciences, social sciences, humanities and design to foster excellence in key areas of architecture and the built environment. The Welsh School of Architecture research links with practice, industry and with universities in other countries, and  works closely with local communities to enable the sharing of our expertise to achieve common goals.

Training expert(s)

Dr Eshrar Latif, Assistant Professor

Company: Cardiff University
Main fields or skills: Insulation, Envelope systems, Sustainable (architectural) design, Sustainable buildings materials 

Short Bio: 

Eshrar Latif is an Assistant Professor of in the Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University. Before joining Cardiff University, Eshrar was a Research Officer in the Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering of Bath University working for the HEMPSEC project. The HEMPSEC Project is aimed at expanding the market for a pre-fabricated, pre-dried panelised system of Hemp-lime construction. It assures high quality construction, rapid on-site erection, optimal hygrothermal performance and results in energy and resource efficient buildings.

Eshrar obtained his professional Bachelor of Architecture award from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology in 1999. Between 2000 and 2002, Eshrar worked as a junior architect in Bangladesh.

Eshrar completed his first MSc in Architecture: Advanced Environmental and Energy Studies ( Centre for Alternative Technology and UEL) in 2003. Between 2004 and 2008, Eshrar was involved in numerous architectural design projects in the UK.

Eshrar obtained his second MSc in Planning Practice and Research from Cardiff University in 2009. Eshrar was awarded a PhD studentship by the Technology Strategy Board (TSB) and the industrial partners in the same year. He has completed his PhD on ‘Hygrothermal performance of hemp based thermal insulation materials in the UK’ in November 2013.

Eshrar was awarded a certificate in ‘A systems approach to product and service design’ from Cornell University, College of Engineering in 2010.

Eshrar is also a Certified Passive House Designer.

Email: eshrarlatif(at)hotmail.comLatife(at)cardiff.ac.uk    

Dr Jayanta Deb Mondol, Architectural Engineer and Reader

Company: Ulster University, UK 

Main fields or skills: 

  • Solar power systems for electricity generation;
  • Solar thermal systems for cooling generation; 
  • Solar thermal systems for domestic hot water and/or heating ;
  • Envelope systems

Short Bio:  

Dr Mondol is an Architectural Engineer and Reader in Architectural Engineering Programme at Ulster University and has extensive professional skills in the area of solar technologies, building integrated renewables, concentrating systems, green building design and energy modelling. He has coordinated several research projects in collaboration with industries, R&D Institutes and Universities. He has been involved in many EU funded research projects such as EU Cost Action “Building Integration of Solar Thermal systems” and has published more than 70 research articles.

Email: jd.mondol(at)ulster.ac.uk  
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