Dolaana Khovalyg

EPFL Laboratoire d'ingénierie du confort intégré
EPFL ANTENNE FRIBOURG
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1700 Fribourg

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Office:  GC A1 344
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Administrative data

Fields of expertise

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

Awards

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"

2021

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"

2022

Teaching & PhD

Teaching

Civil Engineering

PhD Programs

Courses

Urban Thermodynamics

The course analyzes urban neighborhoods from a thermodynamics perspective, emphasizing heat exchange among buildings, vegetation, water, ground, environment, and people. A group project highlights the Urban Heat Island effect and mitigation strategies for human comfort and building performance.

Thermodynamics of comfort in buildings

This course provides an integrated approach to analyzing indoor human thermal comfort by examining the correlation between the outdoor environment, thermodynamic processes in buildings, human thermoregulation, and the local thermal sensation of occupants.

Energy and comfort in buildings

(Coursebook not yet approved by the section)