With your strong academic background, you are able to demonstrate your excellence in the field of Building Lighting.
The unit Building Physics and Services comprises six main focus areas, namely: Building Acoustics, Building Lighting, Building Materials, Building Performance, Building Physics, and Building Services. Together they constitute the Building Physics and Services research program, with an outstanding international reputation.
The Building Lighting group members are actively involved in the TU/e Intelligent Lighting Institute (ILI), a multidisciplinary team of approximately fifty people working on the development of new concepts for interactive lighting solutions, as well as the requisite technology.
Within its academic field the main responsibility of the Building Lighting research group in research and education is the seamless integration of lighting in the building design, aiming for healthy, comfortable and sustainable buildings. Current research by the assistant professors of the Building Lighting group mainly focuses on the impact of light on building occupants addressing both image-forming and non-image-forming responses to light, and the translation of these research results into design recommendations. A wide range of research methodologies are applied (e.g., computer simulations, sensor technologies, experience sampling, analytical data analyses, (field) experiments involving human subjects).
As a Full Professor, you will have complementary research expertise. Possible research directions could include, but are not limited to:
- Developing (predictive) light simulation models that support lighting designers.
- Sensing and controlling functionalities within smart lighting solutions (indoor and outdoor).
- Artificial intelligence and big data analysis.
- Sustainable, energy-efficient, and circular lighting.
Moreover, in the spirit of the Department, you are going to initiate and maintain cross-over collaborations with the other subdisciplines in the department to leverage the impact of such collaborations on societal challenges, both in education and research. Collaborations with other departments, for example via the TU/e institutes, and with industrial partners are encouraged.
You will be allocated in the unit Building Physics and Services (BPS) and you are expected to force ties with the existing academic staff within the unit BPS, including, but not limited to, the two assistant professors currently employed in the Building Lighting research group. As a professor you are using your leadership skills to excel in supporting the development of talent, considering differences between disciplines, cultures, and backgrounds that come with an internationally oriented university. Finally, apart from research and education, you will share responsibility for the management of the department by involvement in the unit BPS strategy and managerial tasks in the department.