PhD defence by Vasilis Soulios
Vasilis will defend his Phd Thesis "Hygrothermal Performance of Hydrophobized Brick and Mortar - Energy renovation through internal insulation – Can hydrophobization improve the moisture safety?"
26.11.2021 kl. 13.00 - 17.00
Denmark is targeting to be independent of fossil fuels by the year 2050. Although the use of renewable energy sources will be increased, it also requires the energy demand from buildings to be reduced. Further, the maintenance of cultural heritage is of primary importance, which often leaves internal insulation as the only feasible option. However, internal insulation is not necessarily moisture safe in Denmark, mainly due to the high wind-driven rain load. A transparent coating for exterior use in buildings could be the solution.
This PhD thesis investigates whether hydrophobization is able to create a transparent coating against rain by leaving the wall elements, brick and mortar, to breathe. It also investigates whether this transparent coating can stay durable in the long run. Based on these studies it discusses whether a robust energy renovation of solid masonry walls is possible by combining hydrophobization with internal insulation.
For a copy of the thesis, please email email@example.com.
- Senior Researcher Martin Morelli, Dept. of the Built Environment, Aalborg University (chairperson)
- Associate Professor Kurt Kielsgaard Hansen, Technical University of Denmark
- Professor Andra Blumberga, Riga Technical University, Latvia
- Supervisor, Senior Researcher Ernst Jan de Place Hansen, Dept. of the Built Environment, Aalborg University
- Co-Supervisor, Research Director Ruut Peuhkuri, Dept. of the Built Environment, Aalborg University
- Senior Researcher Stefan Gottlieb, Dept. of the Built Environment, Aalborg University
- Civil Engineering
13:00 Welcome by moderator
13:05 Lecture and presentation by Ph.D. student
During the break, participants can email questions to the moderator, Stefan Christoffer Gottlieb firstname.lastname@example.org or contact him personally in room. The moderator presents any questions received after the Q&A session with the assessment committee.
14:00 Q&A session with the assessment committee
16:00 End of defence
The assessment committee enters another “room”, evaluates and writes the final assessment.
16:45 The assessment committee re-joins the “Defence room”
and announces its decision.
17:00 End of event
HOW TO PARTICIPATE
This PhD defence will be carried out in hybrid format, meaning you can join on location or online:
Aalborg University Copenhagen
Auditorium (A) 1.008
A.C. Meyers Vænge 15
2450 København SV
Meeting ID: 675 3555 0911
Registration required for both participation formats at email@example.com
Sign-up deadline: 24 November 2021
Department of the Built Environment, Aalborg University
24.11.2021 kl. 12.00