Dr Maria Lopez Zambrano

B.Eng., M.Sc., PhD

Contact Details

Postdoctoral Researcher
Civil Engineering Department.
School of Engineering & Informatics
Alice Perry Building
NUI Galway
E: maria.lopezzambrano@nuigalway.ie


I am a Building Engineer graduate from Polytechnic University of Valencia and I hold a degree in Arquitectura Tecnica from University of Seville. I completed my PhD in on “Evaluation System for retrofitting solutions for energy saving in Historic Buildings”. The research carried out in order to design a strategic tool to help in decision-making; with the aim of tackling, the problem of retrofitting buildings that are officially protected as Cultural Heritage Interest (B.I.C in Spanish). I worked as a researcher too with the Sensors and Actuators research group at Polytechnic University of Madrid. In addition I have industry experience as a Site Construction Manager and Health and Safety coordinator. 

Research Interests

Energy Policy, Low carbon Opportunities, Building Energy Modelling, BIM, Retrofitting Solutions, Sensors, Heritage. 

Research Projects

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