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2020 Planning Committee

Technical Symposium Chair

Tim DwyerProf Tim Dwyer CEng FIMechE FCIBSE FASHRAE
Tim is visiting professor of Building Services Systems at the Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering, UCL. He is Chair of the CIBSE Technical Symposium, Technical Editor for the CIBSE Journal and an educational and technical consultant.

Volunteer Committee Members

Colin Biggs, NuAire, CIBSE Patrons Representative
Host university representative, University of Strathclyde

Eleonora Brembilla, Loughborough University​ 
Dr Eleonora Brembilla is a Research Associate at Loughborough University. Her current project – funded by CIBSE – focuses on the verification of solar radiation data accuracy in climate files for advanced daylight simulation. Eleonora received her PhD from Loughborough University, where she investigated the ‘Applicability of Climate-Based Daylight Modelling’. Prior to her PhD, Eleonora completed an MSc in Building Engineering+Architecture at Politecnico di Milano, Italy.

JEREMY-COCKROFT-150.jpgJeremy Cockroft, University of Strathclyde​
Host representative University of Strathclyde. Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Strathclyde Energy Systems Research Unit.  Consultancy management, marketing and product management, and building simulation developer are some previous roles.

Steve Comstock​, ASHRAE 
Steve Comstock is ASHRAE’s manager of business development EMEA, based in Brussels.  He has more than 40 years’ experience publishing technical content and developing training for the HVAC&R industry

Mehreen Gul, Heriot-Watt University
Dr Mehreen Gul is an Assistant Professor in Architectural Engineering in the School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh. Her key research areas include performance of photovoltaics (monofacial and bifacial), building performance evaluation and the UK energy efficient retrofit services sector and strategies to increase retrofit activity.

Abigail Hathaway, University of Sheffield
Past host University Academic, University of Sheffield

Ewan JonesDamien Kane, Arup, Scotland Region Representative 
Damien, a Senior Engineer with Arup & CIBSE Scotland regional representative, has 20 years’ experience within the building services industry. He has developed a passion for the built environment with a particular interest in building physics, digital engineering advancements and low carbon/low energy building design

Charlotte Mercer, Cundall
Charlotte is an Electrical Engineer at Cundall and is a member of the CIBSE Young Engineers Committee for London.

mark-phillipson150.jpgMark Phillipson, Glasgow Caledonian University​
Mark Phillipson is Programme Leader for undergraduate teaching of Building Services Engineering at Glasgow Caledonian University.  He teaches to a range of students (undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral level students) on the environmental performance of buildings. Current research interests include: occupant discomfort within buildings; application of district heating solutions incorporating renewable technologies; and, climate driven material durability issues.

Benny Skelton, Cyclone Group,
Chicago and ASHRAE Representative

mike-smith-square.jpgMike Smith, Engineer
Mike worked at BSRIA for 30 years and was the Engineering Director from 1999 to 2019 when he retired.  He is an active Member of several CIBSE Committees and has been involved in the Technical Symposium since the beginning.


Hywel DaviesDr Hywel Davies - CIBSE Technical Director
Hywel is responsible for technical input to CIBSE Knowledge Portal & Publications, co-ordination between CIBSE Groups and Societies, development of CIBSE input to policy consultations from government and the devolved administrations in Scotland, Ireland and Wales.

Mike SmithAnastasia Mylona, Research Manager, CIBSE
Anastasia is an architect and a chartered engineer that completed a PhD research on the environmental performance of buildings and systems. She is currently employed by CIBSE as their Head of Research developing the Institution’s R&D agenda and supervising its funded research portfolio towards developing new knowledge for its members. Anastasia has over ten years’ experience in the area of environmental design and more specifically adapting the built environment to the impacts of climate change.