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As the principal investigator and leader of the research program ‘Empathic Environment’, an ongoing interdisciplinary study into technological and social aspects of smart healthy neighborhoods, Mohammadi aims to develop an evidence-based framework for embedding emerging technologies (such as domotics, AI, robotics and IoT) into architectural concepts and systems. Therefore, it is essential to create a delicate balance between architecture, technology and the actual needs and preferences of (end) users. By implementing these (design) principals and methods in several Living Labs throughout the Netherlands, her chair aims to explore the next generation smart homes, and to examine the impact of these interventions on the socio-spatial context and real life of users. For her research, she received grants from different organizations, e.g. Interreg Europe programme (IV), Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO), Netherlands Organization for Health Research and Development (ZonMW), and Province of North Brabant.

Prof. Veronica Soebarto is the leader of the Sustainability research stream at the School and initiated the Environment & Building Research Unit. She also leads the Green Urban Futures research theme of the Environment Institute, and the Sustainable Built Environment research theme of the Faculty of Engineering, Computer, and Mathematical Sciences. Her research interests include building thermal/energy simulation; environmental monitoring; sustainable building design and assessments; human thermal comfort Green space and well-being; age-friendly built environment; and social dimension of sustainability and sustainable design.

Dr. Shuichi Hokoi is the Professor and Ph.D. supervisor of the School of Architecture in Southeast University located in Nanjing, China, as well as the vice dean of the International Demonstration Architecture School in the university since March 2017. Dr. Hokoi’s research field is Architectural Environmental Engineering, including protection of architecture heritage, energy-saving in architecture, the thermal environment in architecture, and so on. He hosted 3 Natural Fund Key Projects (equal to the National Natural Science Fund Key Projects in China) and 13 Project on the Natural Fund (equal to the National Natural Science Foundation Project.) in JSPS. He has released approximately 120 academic dissertations, 800 meeting dissertations, and published 14 academic monographs.

Dr. Takashi Asawa, is an Associate Professor of Transdisciplinary Science and Engineering at Tokyo Institute of Technology. Field of Specialization: Urban and built environment/ Thermal environment/ Remote sensing/ Urban greening/ Heat transfer simulation. His research interest includes Remote Sensing of Urban Environment - clarify the actual situation of urban heat island and green by remote sensing observation from aircraft; Thermal Environment Simulation - Detailed reproduction of urban areas and buildings on computers and numerical simulation to clarify the characteristics of heat and airflow; The effect of relaxing green heat environment - Conduct research using various approaches from experiments, actual measurements to numerical analysis, to the question "How can we plant buildings and cities greening out high?"; Passive design - Conducted research from the viewpoint of environmental engineering about passive design that effectively controls air and heat inside and outside the building.

Regan Potangaroa is a Professor of Architectural Science at the School of Architecture. His research partnerships and collaborative work include Mātauranga Māori National Science Challenge (lead by Dr. Jon Proctor Massey University), Transformation of the Building Industry (lead by Prof Suzanne Wilkinson at Auckland University); RedR Australia (lead by Paula Fritzgerald and FranciscoMonteiro); Climate Change and Green Architecture (with Prof Santosa at ITS University Surabaya, Indonesia), the Māori Response (with Maire Kipa at te Pūtahitanga o te Waipounamu in Christchurch and Riria Allen at Te Tai O Marokura Health & Social Service in Kaikōura), Drone Research (with Gareth Curtis at Skysurv based in Wellington) and the Centre for Disaster Resilience, Recovery, and Reconstruction (based at Auckland University).

Prof. Dr. Ir.Vincentius Totok Noerwasito MT is professor at Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (ITS) Surabaya and as head of Architectural Design Laboratory. His research interests are mostly related to Architecture Design with Embodied Energy in Low-Income Building, research in building materials, for example, Bamboo Walls and Compressed Earth Block Walls. Prof. Noerwasito has been involved in several Research Based on Community Services by designing training for low-cost building materials. For the last 10 years, Prof. Noerwasito has been awarded three Intellectual property (HAKI) by Direktorat Jenderal Kekayaan Intelektual (DJKI) of Indonesia. According to Google Scholar, Prof. Noerwasito has published 1 book, 77 articles, and received 45 citations, h-index 4, and Scopus index is 1 with 3 documents and 1 citation.

Furumori Koichi is a First-class Qualified Architect and CEO of Furumori Koichi Architectural Design Office, Kitakyushu, Japan. Member of Architectural Institute of Japan, Japan Federation of Architects & Building Engineers Associations, and Japan Institute of Architects. Some of his outstanding projects are Hogan House and Myoenji Columbarium ( He is also awarded JIA Sustainable Architecture Award Excellent prize (2016), Good Design Award (2019), Fukuoka prefectural cityscape award (2020). He is also teaching design studio at Kyushu University, Kyushu Institute of Technology, and The University of Kitakyushu as a part-time lecturer.

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