This research blog represents information and activities provided by Prof. Dr. Susanne Gosztonyi.
Susanne is working in the field of energy efficient architecture with focus on responsive building envelopes, renewable energy technologies, and biomimetics. Her research is based on the exploration of the “4th dimension in design” – the use of physical principles to design energy efficient and sustainable building solutions. For this, she combines methods from architectural engineering, climate-sensitive design, and biomimetics with digital simulation and manufacturing in order to develop performative solutions. The understanding and transferability of biological phenomenons to architectural engineering and design are the central topic of this blog.
The blog displays information spanning from personal research concepts and results to university lectures and public presentations, from visions to solutions of others working in the mentioned fields. The blog is of personal, non-commercial character and does not represent any official view of organisations or associations. Enjoy your reading!
Prof. Dr. Susanne Gosztonyi works as a lecturer and research group leader at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Switzerland. Previously, she worked for many years as scientist at Lund University, Energy and Building Design, in Sweden, and at the Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT) in Vienna. She also taught courses at the University of Applied Sciences Technikum in Vienna and did guest lectures at the Vienna University of Technology and Danube Univeritsy Krems. Prior to her research career, she worked as an architect for international architectural offices in Europe, Australia and South America.
Susanne holds a PhD in Architectural Engineering from the Delft University of Technology and a MSc in Architecture and Urban Planning from the Vienna University of Technology. She also completed postgraduate studies in the Master 'Climate Engineering' of the Danube University Krems in Austria.
She is active as advisory board member for EU projects, scientific conferences and networks, and conducts peer-reviews for scientific journals and research project submissions. Furthermore, she is an active member of the European Facade Network efn.
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