Senior Lecturer, School of Built Environment
My area of expertise is focused on the interface of the Building Technology and Public Health. I have been leading a few intervention studies where we investigated the relationship between domestic heaters, ventilation, and the level of pollutants (mould, bacteria, chemicals, and moisture) in homes and in classrooms. These studies had a strong sympathy for vulnerable communities with low income, Māori and Pasifika communities being particularly at risk through a higher burden of disease.
In collaboration with NIWA, BRANZ and industry, we have developed the SKOMOBO project (SKOol MOnitoring BOx), a low-cost monitoring platform for indoor environment monitoring. Recently, we started to investigate the performance of solar ventilation system for school environment.
- Indoor Air Quality;
- Low-cost monitoring/IoT;
- School environment.
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.
12 April 2018
A low-cost, low power consumption indoor environment monitoring device, called SKOMOBO (SKOol Monitoring Box), was developed. SKOMOBO includes the sensors to monitor temperature/relative humidity, carbon dioxide, particulate matter (PM) and motion (PIR). SKOMOBO was developed using the open source software on Arduino Pro Mini.