Staff

Prof. Peter Boelhouwer

Peter Boelhouwer has been professor of Housing Systems since 2001. He is primarily concerned with housing policy. ‘How can you make policy for the housing market?’ and ‘How can you evaluate policy?’ are important questions at this time. The research of his chair focuses on such things as housing-choice processes, reform of the housing market and price movements, but also on the international comparative study of housing systems. The effects of the abolition of mortgage interest deduction, the relationship between building production and price movements and the positioning of the housing-association sector are all discussed and dissected.

Ir. Paula van den Brom

Paula van den Brom is a PhD candidate at Delft University of Technology. She finished her Masters  in Building Physics and Architecture at the Delft University. After her Masters she worked as an MEP consultant. Since 2015 she works as a PhD candidate on a research towards Residential energy consumption and the influence of the occupant.

Prof. Ellen van Bueren

Ellen van Bueren is professor Urban Development Management at the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment at Delft University of Technology. Her research and teaching focuses on the organisation and management of sustainable urban (re)development projects. The integrated and technology driven character of todays projects urges a variety of stakeholders to collaborate in an innovative way.

Prof. Edwin H.W. Chan (Guest Speaker)

Prof. Edwin Chan is a Professor and Associate Head (Research) at the Building and Real Estate Department of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.   Edwin Chan studied Architecture in England and then learnt Law in London and Hong Kong. He is a Chartered Architect, Surveyor and Engineer, and is a qualified Barrister-at-Law.  He has carried out a wide range of research relating to sustainable urban development including: Urban renewal, Heritage conservation; Green building; Transaction costs analysis; and Community issues. He has published over 100 international journal papers and many book chapters, and serves as an editorial board member of research journals. He plays active roles in professional bodies and serves a number of government committees, including the Town Planning Board and the Housing Authority.  He is a non-Panel Reviewer of RGC Public Policy Research (PPR) Funding Scheme, HKSAR.

Dr. Darinka Czischke

Darinka is Assistant Professor at the TU Delft. In 2014 she was awarded the Delft Technology Fellowship to develop her own research programme on “Collaborative Housing”. Darinka holds a PhD in Architecture (TU Delft), an MSc in Regional and Urban Planning (London School of Economics, LSE) and a B.A. (Hons) Sociology (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile). Previously, she ran her own consultancy and worked as Director of the Building and Social Housing Foundation - BSHF (2013), Research Director of the European Social Housing Observatory at CECODHAS Housing Europe (2004-2010), and as a research associate at the LSE Cities Programme (2002-2004). Darinka is a joint coordinator of the ENHR working groups “Policy and Research” and “Collaborative Housing”.

Prof.dr.ir. Andy van den Dobbelsteen

Andy van den Dobbelsteen is Professor of Climate Design & Sustainability and head of the Architectural Engineering + Technology department. He works in the field of sustainable built environments, focusing on the themes carbon neutrality, circularity and climate adaptation. Whereas education is mostly focused on smart bioclimatic design of buildings, his research in particular focuses on sustainable energy systems for cities of the future. Andy was main faculty advisor for the TU Delft Solar Decathlon 2014 team, creating the Prêt-à-Loger house. During his career at TU Delft he has managed and carried out many research projects. He has also sat on various committees and juries and has published and presented a huge volume of work, both in academia and beyond, at a national and international level.

Prof. Marja Elsinga

Marja Elsinga finished her master in housing ecology at Wageningen University and her PhD (cum laude) in housing at Delft University of Technology. She is a full professor in Housing Governance at TUDelft and visiting professor at Tongji University in Shanghai. She has a wide experience in teaching students (bachelor, master and PhD) and professionals. She has more than 20 years of experience in housing research and published on topics such as housing policy, social housing, housing affordability and housing equity release. Moreover, she has a wide experience in editing books and as a member of editorial board of journals and an Encyclopaedia on Housing and Home.

Ir. Faidra Filippidou

Faidra Filippidou is a PhD candidate at the department OTB-Research for the Built Environment of the Faculty of Architecture, Delft University of Technology. She holds a diploma (combined BSc & MSc) in Mechanical Engineering from Democritus University of Thrace, in Greece, and a MSc in Sustainable Energy Technology from the faculty of Applied Sciences, Delft University of Technology. At the end of 2013 she started her PhD on the topic of achieving energy neutrality through energy renovations in the existing housing stock.

Job Taiwo Gbadegesin

Job Taiwo Gbadegesin has been engaged in teaching and research in the Faculty of Environmental Design and Management of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria before his PhD pursuit at TU Delft. He has about seven years of experience in teaching and research in property valuation, property development, property management, land economics and housing. His singular and collaborative research experience are more in developing countries. His Bachelor dissertation was on property valuation in a global context and Master degree research was on Public Private Partnership (PPP) for infrastructure and housing development.  He has published in scholarly journals including Built Environment and Asset Management (BEPAM, Emerald Group Ltd), Property Management (Emerald Group Ltd), Journal of Facilities Management (Emerald Group Ltd), Journal of Construction Project Management and Innovation (South Africa), Real Estate Finance (US) and International Journal of Housing and Market Analysis (Emerald Group Ltd), in the areas of residential property (Housing) management, PPP, Landlords/Tenants attitude in rental housing, facilities management, rental default, ethnicity in tenant selection, housing market and others. He has also delivered papers in conferences including West African Built Environment Research (WABER), CIB, ENHR and others. In addition, Mr. Job Taiwo is an Associate (chartered member) of the Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyor and Valuer (ANIVS) and a corporate member of the Nigerian Estate Surveyors and Valuers Registration Board of Nigeria (RSV-ESVARBON) with years of professional experiences. Currently, He is a Doctoral student at OTB-Research for the Built Environment, Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, Delft University of Technology. (TU Delft)

Prof. Vincent Gruis

Vincent Gruis is professor of Housing Management. He lectures in BSc and MSc courses on Management in the Built Environment and conducts research and consultation in the area of housing management and urban renewal. Vincent specializes in corporate governance, organization and asset management for social landlords.

Dr. Marietta Haffner

Marietta Haffner (PhD), an economist by origin, has more than two decades of experience in conducting European comparative studies that cover subjects in housing finance and economics, housing policy, taxation, and affordability. These studies mostly contextualise the operation of housing systems in different countries from different angles. She is cooperating in three European projects at the moment on the topics of pensions and homeownership, social protection of citizens and the cost-effective policies. She has honorary research appointments at RMIT Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (Australia) and at the University of Cambridge (UK). Next to conducting research, Marietta Haffner is involved in different roles in scientific journals in the field of housing: Housing Studies (management board) and Journal of Housing and the Built Environment (international expert team). Presently, she is office coordinator of the European Network for Housing Research (ENHR).

Dr. John L. Heintz

John L. Heintz is an associate professor in the department of Management in the Build Environment. His research interests include rethinking education for the management of building projects, design thinking, and  strategic management of architectural firms.

Dr. Joris Hoekstra

Joris Hoekstra is specialized in social housing, housing policy and international comparative housing research. He works as a senior researcher at TU Delft (The Netherlands) and is a visiting professor at the University of the Free State in Bloemfontein (South Africa).  He also serves as managing editor of Journal of Housing and the Built Environment and is editor of Urban Studies Research.

Dr. Laure Itard

Laure Itard is associate professor at the department OTB-Research for the Built Environment of the Faculty of Architecture of the Delft University of Technology. Her main research subject is the assessment of energy policies for the built environment, with a strong focus on direct assessment of actual energy use in large houses samples and on the development of models for the relationships between energy consumption, comfort perception, occupant behaviour, household characteristics and building’s physical characteristics.  She is also Professor of Applied Sciences at the Hague University of Applied Sciences, where she is conducting research on building energy management and diagnose systems. She is currently supervising 4 PhD students,  coordinating or teaching 4 courses and is involved in several European and national projects as well as in contract research for diverse clients.

Philip Koppels

Philip Koppels, an Urban and Regional Economist of origin, is assistant professor in the department of Management in the Build Environment. He lectures in BSc and MSc courses on Management in the Built Environment and conducts office market research, from both micro and macro perspective, with an emphasis on the value-in-use and value-in-exchange relationship.

Dr. Erwin Mlecnik

Erwin Mlecnik, PhD. Civ. eng. arch., has more than 20 years of practical experience in sustainable construction and low energy architecture. His research and education activities focus on how to deliver high performance buildings and how to improve construction processes by supply chain collaboration. He is a frontrunner and an expert for the market adoption of innovative building concepts, such as passive houses and energy flexible buildings.

Dr. Queena Qian

Queena Qian is a tenure-tracked Assistant Professor at OTB Research for the Built Environment. She is also the recipient of Delft Technology Fellowship (2014, The Netherlands), Endeavour Australia Cheung Kong Fellowship (2013, Australia) and Fulbright scholarship (2010, USA). Her research interests are: green building promotion, building energy efficiency and energy retrofits, Transaction costs analysis; and age friendly urban development issues.

Dr. Ad Straub

Ad Straub is working at Delft University of Technology since 1991. He is key topic leader Innovation in housing renovation and maintenance processes, part of the sub-programme Organisational Strategies of the research program Housing in a changing society. His research includes methods and instruments for professional technical management of real estate, performance specifications in renovation and maintenance, life cycle costing, chain integration and collaborative relationships and business models for sustainable housing renovation. Ad Straub teaches at the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment and at the Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management, and chairs professional courses for maintenance managers.

Prof. Henk Visscher

Henk Visscher is professor of Housing Quality and Process Innovation and coordinator of the Sustainable Housing Quality section of OTB Research for the Built Environment, and director of the Graduate School of Architecture and the Built Environment. He is coordinator of several international working groups (CIB, ENHR, EFL) on energy efficient housing and building regulations. Many national and international research projects were initiated and coordinated by him.

Prof. Hans Wamelink

Hans Wamelink, PhD, is Professor of Design & Construction Management in the Department ‘Management in the Built Environment, Delft University of Technology (TUD) since 2006. After finishing his PhD at the TUD he worked for ten years as an assistant professor and researcher at the Faculty of Technology Management of the Eindhoven University of Technology (TUE). Apart from his academic career, Hans was owner-director of Infocus and senior consultant at DHV, both companies specialized in consultancy and building management. His research focus is on co-operation in the supply chain, new ways of contracting and process innovation.

Taozhi Zhuang

Taozhi Zhuang is a PhD candidate at OTB Research for the Built Environment. With keen interest in urban studies, he had his undergraduate and master studies at School of Construction Management and Real Estate, Chongqing University in China, and conducted some consultant projects in the field of urban renewal. He joined TUD in 2015 as a PhD candidate. Based on his academic background and consultant experience, he is now doing research about the decision making of urban renewal.