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Dr Paula M. Esquivias

Editorial Board Member

University of Valladolid

Brief Bio

Dr. Paula M. Esquivias is a building scientist with a background on Architecture and Architectural Engineering working on the field of sustainable building design and environmental modelling. She works as Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Valladolid (UVa), Spain, where she is actually researching about optimization of building thermal systems, and she is also Coordinator of the Proper Master on Eco-efficient Refurbishment of Buildings and Neighbourhoods of the University of Seville (US), Spain. Previously she has been participating in several research projects at the University of Seville (US), Spain, covering aspects such as daylighting and visual comfort, thermal conditioning, thermal systems, renewable systems and passive strategies for thermal comfort. She has been also invited as visiting scholar at DeMonfort University, Leicester, UK, to work on Climate-based Daylight Metrics supervised by Prof. John Mardaljevic. Her main research line is the effect of solar radiation on buildings and human comfort, covering mainly visible and infrared radiation and their interconnection. This interest has been continuously reflected in her research, teach and practise activities, started in 2007. She has published several research papers in reputed international journals and congresses about those topics and has also reviewed research papers for several high ranked international scientific journals.

Research areas


Postdoctoral researcher
University of Valladolid
Paseo del Cauce nÂș 59, Valladolid 47011, Spain
Email: paula.esquivias@uva.es
Tel: +34-983-423000 (ext.: 4412)


Solar radiation entering through openings: coupled assessment of luminous and thermal aspects
Journal: Energy and Buildings
Published: 2018

Optimization method for perforated solar screen design to improve daylighting using orthogonal arrays and climate-based daylight modelling
Journal: Journal of Building Performance Simulation
Published: 2017

A comparison of closed-form and finite-element solutions for heat transfer in a nearly horizontal, unglazed flat plate PVT water collector: Performance assessment
Journal: Solar Energy
Published: 2017

Climate-based daylight analysis of fixed shading devices in an open-plan office
Journal: Lighting Research and Technology
Published: 2016

Analysis of the accuracy of the sky component calculation in daylighting simulation programs
Journal: Solar Energy
Published: 2015

Climate-based daylighting analysis for the effects of location, orientation and obstruction
Journal: Lighting Research and Technology
Published: 2014

Towards Energy Demand Reduction in Social Housing Buildings: Envelope System Optimization Strategies
Journal: Energies
Published: 2012

Daylighting design with lightscoop skylights: Towards an optimization of proportion and spacing under overcast sky conditions
Journal: Energy and Buildings
Published: 2012