Dolaana Khovalyg

Laboratoire d'ingénierie du confort intégré
Passage du Cardinal 13b
CH-1700 Fribourg

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Fields of expertise

  • Thermal engineering and thermodynamics
  • Energy performance of buildings (HVAC, DHW)
  • Human thermal comfort
  • Personalized comfort systems


Best Conference Paper Award

Best Paper Award at the International Building Physics Conference 2021 (IBPC 2021) for the paper "Towards Multifunctional Building Elements: Thermal Activation of a Composite Interior GFRP Slab"


Best Journal Paper Award

Best Paper Award from journal "Building and Environment" for the paper "Quality criteria for multi-domain studies in the indoor environment: Critical review towards research guidelines and recommendations"


Teaching & PhD


Civil Engineering


Urban Thermodynamics

This course introduces the analysis of urban areas from a thermodynamics perspective, considering the heat exchange between different urban elements (buildings, vegetation, water surfaces, ground, and environment). Urban heat island effect and outdoor comfort topics are also discussed.

Thermodynamics of comfort in buildings

This course provides an integrated approach to analyzing human indoor thermal comfort by examining the correlation between human thermoregulation, heat exchange with the indoor environment, overall and local thermal sensation of occupants.

Building energetics

The course presents the fundamentals of energy demand in buildings while emphasizing the need for the comfort of occupants (thermal and air quality). In addition, trade-offs between energy and comfort are discussed.

Mission Asclepios: Terrestrial lunar base

This ENAC week provides students the opportunity to conduct an analysis of the interior conditions of an analog lunar base used by Asclepios to conduct simulated space missions, and to learn more about the challenges of designing controlled interior spaces in extraterrestrial environments.