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Dr Emmanuel Essah

Portrait of Dr Emmanuel Essah, Associate Professor in the School of Construction Management and Engineering
  • Undergraduate Programmes Director
  • Module Convenor: Building Simulation Module (master's)
  • Labs and workshop activities

Areas of interest

Emmanuel has specific research interests in the effects of airflows and ventilation on moisture transfer within buildings; on energy conservation; and on the consequent implications for the risks and impacts arising from condensation formation in buildings.

Other research interests include:

  • energy demand and management
  • solar energy systems and technologies, and how outputs from photovoltaic modules can be maximised
  • biophilia of indoor environment and building services design.

Research centres and groups

Academic qualifications

  • BSc (Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST))
  • MSc (Reading)
  • PhD (Glasgow Caledonian)
  • PG Academic Practice (University of Reading).

Professional bodies/affiliations

  • Visiting Associate Professor, National Centre for International Research of Low-carbon and Green Buildings, Ministry of Science & Technology, PR China and of the Joint International Research Laboratory of Green Buildings and Built Environments, Ministry of Education, PR China
  • Member, International Advisory Board for the Journal of Design and Built Environment (JDBE), University of Malaya, Malaysia
  • Reviewer, Building and Environment, Building Engineering, Energy in Buildings, Energy Policy, Sustainable Cities and Society, Scientific Committee Member of West Africa Building and Environmental Research
  • Member, The Institute of Physics
  • Member, Energy Institute
  • Fellow, Higher Education Academy.

Selected publications

  • Essah, Emmanuel. A., Sanders, Chris. H, Baker, Paul. and Sasic Kalagasidis, A. (2009). Condensation and moisture transport in cold roofs: effect of roof underlay. Journal of Building Research and Information. 37 (2), pp. 117-128
  • Essah, E.A., Sanders, C.H., Baker, P.H and Kumaraperumal, A. (2009). Effects of varying ventilation, ceiling airtightness and underlay in a cold pitched roof - modelling and simulation. Proceedings of the 9th International Conference and Exhibition, Healthy Buildings 2009, Syracuse, NY, USA
  • Essah, E.A., Sanders, C.H., Baker, P. Galbraith, G.H., and Sasic Kalagasidis, A. (2008). Simulating the energy benefits and reduction in condensation formation that is obtained from houses with Cold Pitched Roofs. Proceedings of the 8th Nordic Symposium on Building Physics, Technical University of Denmark in Lyngby, Denmark
  • Kumaraperumal, A., Sanders, C.H., Baker, P.H., Galbraith, G.H., and Essah, E.A. (2008).Wind-Driven Rain distribution and its hygrothermal effects on two different types of building geometry. Proceedings of the 8th Nordic Symposium on Building Physics, Technical University of Denmark in Lyngby, Denmark
  • Essah, E.A., Sanders, C.H., Galbraith, G.H., and McLean, R.C. (2006). Airflow between houses and their roofs. Proceedings of the 3rd International Building Physics Conference, Concordia University, Montreal-Canada. Research in Building Physics and Building Engineering
  • Essah, E.A., Sanders, C.H., Baker, P.H., Galbraith, G.H., and McLean, R.C. (2006). Comparing experimental measurements and modelling of airflow patterns in a house and its loft space. Proceedings of the Healthy Buildings Conference, Lisbon
  • Essah, E.A. and Sanders, C.H. (2006). Heat and moisture transport between houses and cold lofts - a combination of convection and diffusion. International Energy Agency, Annex 41: Whole building Heat, Air and Moisture response MOIST-ENG, Kyoto-Japan.