Dusan Licina is a Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Indoor Environmental Quality at the School for Architecture, Civil, and Environmental Engineering (ENAC) at EPFL. He leads the new smart living lab’s research group Human-Oriented Built Environment Lab (HOBEL) in Fribourg since 1 June 2018.
Dusan’s research and teaching are driven by the need to advance knowledge of the intersections between people and the built environment in order to ensure high indoor environmental quality for building occupants with minimum energy input. The key mission of Dusan’s lab is to improve the knowledge in domains of indoor air quality, assessment of human exposure to airborne pollutants, dynamics and fate of pollutants in buildings, advanced energy efficient ventilation systems and controls, tools and methods for enhanced building environmental monitoring, thermal comfort of humans and their behavior.
Throughout his career, Dusan specialized in air quality engineering, focusing on sources and transport of air pollutants in buildings, human exposure assessment, and optimization of building ventilation systems with an aim to improve air quality. Dusan completed my joint Doctorate degree at the National University of Singapore and Technical University of Denmark. He was formerly master and bachelor student in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Belgrade, Serbia. Prior to joining EPFL, Dusan worked for 3.5 years in the USA, first he was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of California Berkeley, and then he served as director on the standard development team at International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) in New York.
He is the author of multiple papers published in peer-reviewed journals and international conferences and the recipient of several honors and awards including: ASHRAE’s Ralph G. Nevins Physiology & Human Environment, ASHRAE’s Grant-in-Aid for outstanding researchers, President’s Graduate Fellowship at National University of Singapore. Dusan also serves as an ad hoc reviewer for several peer-reviewed journals, as well as an active board member of various scientific and professional groups, where he examines the future of built environment with an aim to improve human health and well-being.
Fields of expertise
Indoor air quality
Human exposure assessment
Building ventilation and control
Building IoT sensing
Human thermal comfort
Human behavior and interactions
Energy efficient buildings
Teaching & PhD
- Civil Engineering,
- Doctoral Program in Civil and Environmental Engineering
- Doctoral Program in Mechanics
The course presents the main methodological topics of energy management in the building by emphasizing on the thermal energy requirements for the the users' comfort. The technical installations are modelled as well. Finally the economic and environmental ...
This course provides a fundamental knowledge of an emerging area - indoor air quality. This course also gives an overview of ventilation strategies and airflow distribution strategies tuned to ensure the highest level of air quality in buildings.