Hannes’ current research is across civil and environmental engineering and focusses on resource efficiency in the construction and operation of buildings. More specifically, he is interested in exploring trade-offs between service, emissions, energy, and cost amongst design options in both construction and operational phases. He contributes to the development of a software tool which permits to optimise realistic building designs for embodied emissions and costs.
Hannes graduated with an MSc in Mechanical Engineering from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, before obtaining a PhD at Imperial College London in Aeronautical Engineering. Currently, Hannes holds a Research Associate position at the University of Cambridge as part of the Use Less group and UK FIRES.