Postgraduate Research Student Profiles

Aysu Kuru

Biomimetic adaptive building skins for thermal comfort: an approach towards multi-functionality

‘Biomimetic adaptive building skins for thermal comfort: an approach towards multi-functionality’ is the title of Aysu Kuru’s thesis within the area of architectural science and technology.
Kuru’s research, under the supervision of Dr Philip Oldfield, Dr Francesco Fiorito and Associate Professor Stephen Bonser, investigates how biological mechanisms can translate into the design of multi-functional biomimetic adaptive facades. 
The aim of the research is to create a framework to develop multi-functionality in biomimetic adaptive facades, as well as to design, test and prototype a multi-functional biomimetic adaptive facade component improving thermal comfort.