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Michael Lauring

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR -- COORDINATOR OF RESEARCH GROUP

Architect, PhD on the subject of sustainable housing. Lectured at the Schools of Architecture in Aarhus and Copenhagen, worked as practicing architect and as consultant at Danish Center of Urban Ecology. Since 2007 at Aalborg University, now Associate Professor at Create. Researches, publishes and teaches sustainable architecture and architectural history.

Personal links: ORCiD and Scopus
Phone: 9940 9944
E-mail: mlau@create.aau.dk

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Runa T. Hellwig

PROFESSOR​

Since 20 years+ applied research in Indoor Climate, Building Physics and Energy Efficiency; Collaboration with research, public sector and industry; Current interests: Personal control over indoor climate, Overheating, Sufficiency in indoor climate and Resilience

Personal links: ORCiD, ScopusResearchGate and GoogleScholar
Phone: 9940 3627
E-mail: rthe@create.aau.dk

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Lars Brorson Fich

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

Trained as an architect. After working as a practitioner for 24 years he changed career to research and teaching and is now leading a research project on how the design of space can influence the body’s stress systems.

Personal links: ORCiD and Scopus
Phone: 9940 7135
E-mail: lbfi@create.aau.dk

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Tenna Doktor Olsen Tvedebrink

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

Educational background combining architecture, design-engineering, sensory science, food sociology, and user experiences. This hybrid perspective results in research and teaching interests exploring social sustainability and how the built environment affect human health and wellbeing. As part hereof a specific focus on concepts of embodiment, emotions, empathy, and atmospheres. As well as how research-based knowledge is translated into creative design thinking processes using design ethnographic tools like storytelling, personas, scenarios, and storyboarding. She also teaches architectural history and supervise projects on cultural heritage in both BSc and MSc level.

Personal links: ORCiDTwitter, Google Scholar, Scopus and ResearchGate
Phone: 9940 7002
E-mail: tdol@create.aau.dk

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Luis Filipe dos Santos

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

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E-mail: lfds@create.aau.dk

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Mads Brath

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

Primary objective: To study how architectural design ’solutions’ and design ‘problem’ processes can be investigated in co-evolution through developing adaptive robotic fabrication processes that interactively respond to human and material behaviour. Specific thematic interests: Data-driven and performance-based architecture with a specific focus on the potential of adaptive robotics and how these can influence creative cognitive design processes. This is being explored through development of both computational design algorithms and physical demonstrators.

Personal links: ORCiDScopus and ResearchGate
Phone: 2364 6930
E-mail: mbje@create.aau.dk

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Christiane Berger

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

Personal links: Scopus and ResearchGate
Phone: 9940 7947
E-mail: chbe@create.aau.dk

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Zakaria Djebbara

POSTDOCTORAL​ RESEARCHER

Architect (cand.polyt.), currently a postdoc at CREATE. Research includes the integration of embodied cognitive neuroscience with phenomenology, predictive processing and active inference. Zak mainly operates through electroencephalography for brain imaging and virtual reality for environmental immersion in addressing how affordances of the space neurophysiological balances. Such estimations require statical (Bayes optimal) models of the brain.

TL;DR: Zak tries to understand how the brain is affected by the built environment through a combination of affordances, EEG-VR and statistical models of the brain.

Personal links: ORCiDTwitter, ScopusResearchGate, and personal webpage.
Phone: 2871 5556
E-mail: zadj@create.aau.dk

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Kemo Usto

PH.D. FELLOW

Primary Objective: Developing and Expanding Tectonic design theory into radically ecological directions by way of interdisciplinarity. Alongside, it is equally crucial to develop normative design methods while also providing more general elaboration of methodology of the tectonic approach to architecture and design.
The current research is dealing with linking tectonic theory to MFA-methodology and Ecological Design (forestry) – supported by the philosophy of phenomenology – to develop a new or different building culture with a new and radical approach to materials, along their use and consumption, without sidelining spatial and phenomenological qualities.

Personal links: Scopus
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E-mail: kust@create.aau.dk

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Avishek Das

PH.D. FELLOW

Avishek is presently Ph.D. Fellow at Aalborg University, Denmark at Department of Architecture, Design & Media Technology.

Personal links: ORCiDScopus and ResearchGate
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E-mail: adas@create.aau.dk

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Esther Sántha

INDUSTRIAL PHD FELLOW

Primary objective: Exploring and investigating the relationship between architectural quality and socio-economic value creation for different stakeholders (users, developers, as well as society as a whole) in the built environment. Specific thematic interests: Describing and valuating architectural quality using tectonics as an overall theoretical framework across the disciplines of architecture, anthropology and economics to support the decision-making process in the architectural design phase, that contributes to the improvement of the design in the future, enabling architects to design with the highest possible added socio-economic value in their practice.

Phone: 4196 3520
E-mail: essa@create.aau.dk

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Jesper Thøger Christensen

STUDY ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

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E-mail: jtc@create.aau.dk

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Dylan Chau Huynh

RESEARCH ASSISTANT

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E-mail: dchu@create.aau.dk

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Asbjørn Christian Carstens

RESEARCH ASSISTANT

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E-mail: acca@create.aau.dk

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Joel Peter Weber Letkemann

RESEARCH ASSISTANT

Joel P.W. Letkemann is a Canadian architect and educator based in Denmark. After teaching for several years at the Aarhus School of Architecture, Joel completed a PhD there under the title “Elaborate Strategies of Indirection: Science Fictioning in Architectural Education.” Joel’s research interests include science fiction and utopian scholarship and their impetus to sustainable architectural thinking, critical and feminist pedagogies, liberatory practices in architecture, digital culture and practices, and critical theory. After earning a BA(Honours) in English from the University of Winnipeg, Joel earned a professional M.Arch from the University of Manitoba, followed by post-professional Master’s degrees from Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, and ETH Zürich.

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E-mail: jpwl@create.aau.dk

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Thomas Vang Lindberg

RESEARCH ASSISTANT

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E-mail: tvl@create.aau.dk

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