Welcome Dr. Veronika Shabunko from National University of Singapore, Singapore to be committee member!
Dr. Veronika Shabunko, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Industry-Driven Sustainable Development, Energy Efficiency and Conservation, Smart Grids, Green Building Codes, Zero Net Energy Buildings, Renewable Energy, Low Carbon and Sustainable cities
Dr. Veronika Shabunko is specialized in interdisciplinary research focused on Smart and Sustainable cities, Zero-Energy Buildings (ZEB) based on energy efficiency and conservation measures and innovative high-performance building integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) systems, development of techno-economic solutions and reliable integration of renewable energies into the infrastructure in urban scale. Her research aims to make a difference towards sustainable development of densely populated cities and to overcome the climate change crisis. She is a scientific lead of the working group for establishment of relevant national regulations and standards for innovative BIPV technologies in Singapore with governmental and regulatory bodies, and an active contributor for International Energy Agency on Photovoltaic Power Systems, IEA-PVPS Task 15 on “Enabling framework for the acceleration of BIPV”.
She started with Bachelor in Electromechanical Engineering in 2005 and obtained Master in Mechatronics from Novosibirsk State Technical University (NSTU) in the Russian Federation, and Ph.D. in Energy Studies from University of Brunei Darussalam in 2015. She was then a researcher at the Brunei National Energy Research Institute (BNERI) in Energy Efficiency and Conservation (EEC) Department. Number of the research has been conducted on energy efficiency standards and labelling, minimum energy performance standards (MEPS), development of feed-in tariff (FIT) and building energy systems for residential buildings.
During her time at SERIS, she was Principal Investigator (PI) for real-world BIPV façade testbeds at NUS campus under Ministry of National Development – Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-City administrative committee Green building – related R&D Program, as well as a co-PI for a NUS and City Development Limited (CDL) joint project so-called “Tropical Technology Laboratory” to identify main challenges for acceleration and deployment of BIPV in different climate zones and countries. She is a lead for “Building Integrated PV assessment” for the “Update to Solar Photovoltaics (PV) Roadmap Study” funded by Prime Minister’s Office of Singapore - Strategy Group. Her research has been involved in many applied research projects, industry projects for building industry and government authorities, her research approaches cover experimental work in ISO 9001 certified laboratories, indoor and outdoor monitoring as well as high precision measurements under international standards. She is a member of several standing committees under SEAS, IBPSA, IEA and guest lecturer at the School of Design and Environment at NUS.