Dr Vicki Stevenson Chartered Energy Engineer FEI MIMMM

Lecturer, Director of Health, Safety and Environment

+44 (0)29 2087 0927
T .06, Bute Building
Research group:
Architectural Science Group


Vicki is currently leading the Theory and Practice of Sustainable Design MSc course as well as leading modules such as Passive Design for the Environmental Design of Buildings MSc course.

Vicki also supervises a number of PhD students in topics related to sustainable materials and construction.

External activities

Committee Member (previously Chair, Vice Chair, Membership & Education Officer) for South West and South Wales branch of Energy Institute
Women into Science, Engineering and Construction (WISE) in Wales Committee Member (Chair 2009-2012)

Other information

Previous Projects:
2015 Built Environment Sustainability Training
2013-2015: Welsh Energy Sector Training
2011-2013: Sustainable Building Envelope Demonstration (SBED)
2009-2013: Delivery of Sustainable Hydrogen (EPSRC SUPERGEN XIV)
2008-2013: Low Carbon Research Institute (LCRI)
2006-2008: Sustainable Environmental Improvements in the Commercial Sector

Research interests

Vicki has a strong interest in sustainable materials and construction. This includes:

  • The embodied energy and sustainability of construction materials.
  • The potential of hydrogen as a sustainable energy vector.
  • The application of solar thermal façades.

Research projects

Research supervisor

Main expertise

Sustainable Buildings (Materials and Energy focus)

Supervision experience

Supervised 2 PhDs to completion.  Currently supervising 3 PhDs

Additional supervision interests

Happy to consider related architectural science topics, for example:

  • Sustainable materials
  • Embodied energy / water and carbon footprint of materials in construction
  • Energy efficient building refurbishment
  • Renewable energy in the built environment

Teaching profile

MSc Lecturing
Efficient Services
Environmental Design Application
Low Carbon Footprint
Passive Design
Sustainable Buildings

MSc Dissertation supervision
Thermal mass
Heat pumps
Sustainability codes
Zero/ low carbon buildings
Sustainable materials
Social sustainability
Embodied energy and carbon in construction
Industrial building refurbishment

PhD Supervision
Technological Innovation Systems – hydrogen from waste – complete
Low carbon transformation of rural settlements in Guangdong Province, China
The architectural and environmental integration of transpired solar thermal in commercial and residential building envelopes – complete
Whole building embodied energy and carbon calculation potential and its inclusion to early-stage design through Building Information Modelling
Effective Controlling of Transpired Solar Collectors
Vernacular Design Principles of Residential Building as Low Energy Design Approach
Life Cycle Sustainability Analysis of Flood Victims Shelter in Malaysia.

After several years as an industrial researcher and completing her Eng D in glazed thermal solar collectors, Vicki joined the Welsh School of Architecture in 2006. Since then, she has been involved in a range of research and engagement/dissemination projects including Sustainable Environmental Improvements in the Commercial Sector, Development of Sustainable Hydrogen, Sustainable Building Envelope Demonstration, Low Carbon Built Environment, Welsh Energy Sector Training and Built Environment Sustainability Training. During this time she supported a number of MSc teaching modules and dissertation students as well as supervising PhD students in related topics.