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Dr Alan Dunn

Senior Lecturer

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    020 7815 7133
  • School/Division:
    Built Environment and Architecture / Civil and Building Services Engineering

Alan Dunn joined LSBU in 2007 from the University of Hong Kong after a gap year (which actually lasted eight years) living self-sufficiently in France.

Alan is interested in everything, which has led to a diverse range of research activities including artificial intelligence (Expert Systems), solar-powered absorption refrigeration, dynamic performance of VAV terminal units, modelling of CHP systems, embodied energy of datacentres and the performance of thermal performance of vernacular Chinese buildings.

He has run four Knowledge Transfer Partnerships, started a company based on a patent for the co-firing of industrial waste, and been involved in many consultancy projects including the air conditioning of the HK Shanghai Bank HQ, the design of the ventilation for the Eastern Harbour Tunnel in Hong Kong, and unwittingly in the early 1980s an ice-storage system to cool Saddam Hussein’s bunker in the event of a nuclear strike.

Alan teaches the following modules:

  • Renewable Energy Technology 1 (Solar and wind)
  • Renewable Energy Technology 2 (Biomass, fuel cells, small hydro)
  • Integrated Building Design
  • Project and Business Management
  • Passive Building Design

Alan is a member of the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineering (MCIBSE) and is registered as a Chartered Engineering (CEng) with the Engineering Council.

Alan's memberships have included:

  • Examinations, Training and Technical Committees for the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) and the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE)
  • Editor of the HKIE Transactions
  • member of Hong Kong Government committees on fire safety and energy in buildings
  • member of CNAA (HK)
  • CIB Working Group W-79 Control of building services
  • British Standards Committees
  • HK Polytechnic Advisory Committee