Manfred Plagmann (BRANZ)

Manfred Plagmann

Principal Scientist (BRANZ), Co-Director (He Kainga Oranga/Housing and Health Research Programme)

BRANZ, He Kainga Oranga/Housing and Health Research Programme

Trained in physics, chemistry and management science, Manfred is working in applied building science and interacts with many national and international stakeholders. He is involved in international research programme on indoor air quality, pollutants and ventilation.

Manfred is happy to co-supervise Masters and PhD students.

 

Research interests

  • Ventilation and air purification technology and their practical application in New Zealand;
  • Indoor air quality and health impact;
  • Energy use to create a healthy indoor environment;
  • Moisture transport and fungal growth on building materials;
  • Occupant behaviour as it impacts energy use and indoor environmental conditions;
  • Sensing technology and analysis;
  • Numerical modelling, optimisation and data science.

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Publications

18 March 2020

This study investigates the thermal efficiency of a solar air heater (SAH), when it was mounted on a custom-made support frame, and was operated under different air mass flow rate.

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