Mikael Boulic (Massey University)

Mikael Boulic

Senior Lecturer, School of Built Environment

Massey University

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.


Research interests

  • Indoor Air Quality;
  • Ventilation;
  • Wellbeing;
  • 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.