Educating the Engineers of the Future

Educating the Engineers of the Future

On 14th March 2018, Dr Owen Connick, Consulting Manager at Breathing Buildings, will lead a workshop on applications of fluid mechanics in the built environment at Imperial College London. Breathing Buildings are delighted to once again be at the forefront of teaching and communicating the latest ideas about natural and hybrid ventilation, to the next generation of world-leading engineers.


Owen Connick

Dr Owen Connick, Consulting Manager at Breathing Buildings

Forming part of the Engineering Fluid Mechanics MSc programme, the workshop aims to enable engineers to explore how technical knowledge can be applied more practically in real engineering projects, helping to prepare and equip them for the transition from academic study, to industrial application.

Owen Connick is Consulting Manager at Breathing Buildings, where he heads up the design and consultancy teams. After a first degree in Aerospace Engineering at Imperial College London, Owen stayed in academia and completed his PhD on the fluid mechanics of hybrid natural ventilation. Owen’s experience and expertise include the use of simple analytical models, and the use of water bath modelling to simulate buoyancy-driven flows in a laboratory environment. Since joining Breathing Buildings, Owen has developed significant expertise in the application of Dynamic Thermal Modelling to simulate thermal comfort and air quality in real buildings, with a particular focus on schools and UK design regulations. Owen has presented at numerous CIBSE/ASHRAE seminars, and is keen on many aspects of sustainability in the built environment.

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