Dr. Xu, L.

Luyi Xu is a Post-Doctoral Researcher in the Applied Ergonomics section and Design at the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering. Since August 2020 she has been working on the "Data-driven Optimisation of Renovation Concepts" project. Luyi's research within the project focuses on user-centered design and behavioural modeling for residential buildings. The project is a part of the IEBB (Integrale Energietransitie Bestaande Bouw) innovation program.

Academic Background

Luyi obtained her doctorate at Eindhoven University of Technology, the Department of Built Environment. Her dissertation presented the development of a modelling and simulation approach with the focus on systematic quality assurance to support decision-making in designing a new generation of district heating and cooling systems.


  • 2015 ─ 2020
    PhD, Building Performance, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
  • 2011 ─ 2014
    MSc, HVAC Engineering, Tianjin University, China
  • 2007 ─ 2011
    BSc, Built Environment and Equipment Engineering, Tianjin University, China


  • 2015
    Assistant Project Manager, Built Environment Group Ltd, Tianjin, China
  • 2014
    Project Engineer, Built Environment Group Ltd, Tianjin, China
  • 2011 ─ 2014
    Research Assistant, Tianjin University, China

Secondary employment

Post-Doctoral Researcher at Eindhoven University of Technology

Luyi Xu

Present on: Mon-Tue-Wed