Professor de Dear is the Director of the University of Sydney's Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) Laboratory. Professor de Dear is a world leader in the thermal comfort field and he accumulates decades of experience in IEQ, field and laboratory studies and international thermal comfort standards. Prof de Dear’s landmark research on the adaptive model still remains as one of the most influential work in the thermal comfort field internationally.
Dr Candido is a Lecturer in Architectural Technology at the University of Sydney and she leads the BOSSA project. An architect by training, she holds a PhD in Civil Engineering from the Federal University of Santa Catarina (Brazil) and in Environmental Science from Macquarie University (Australia). Her research expertise and interest relate to Indoor Environmental Quality, Post-Occupancy Evaluation, workspace design, Activity-Based Working (ABW), thermal comfort and natural ventilation.
Dr Kim is a Research Associate at the IEQ Lab. He received his PhD in Architectural Science from the University of Sydney and his project focused on the impact of IEQ factors on occupant comfort. His background includes research on human thermal comfort, building performance assessment and building envelope systems.
Dr Zhang is a Research Associate at the IEQ Lab. She received her BArch in Architecture from Xi’an Jiaotong University, China in 2009 and MSc in Sustainable Building Technology from University of Nottingham, UK in 2010 and MArch in Xi’an Jiaotong University in 2012. She received his PhD in Architectural Science from the University of Sydney and her expertise relates to human thermal comfort, cognitive performance and productivity in field and laboratory settings.
Associate Professor Thomas heads the Environmental Studies strand at the School of Architecture at UTS. Thomas focuses her research on interrogating and transforming contemporary design practices to be responsive to global concerns for climate change, zero carbon development and high quality living/work environments.