Dr Magdalena Hajdukiewicz

MEng, PhD Eng

Contact Details

 
researcher

Biography

Magdalena Hajdukiewicz is a graduate of Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland where she obtained a Master of Civil Engineering. The topic of her dissertation was 'Technological and economic analysis of a deep retrofit of a large residential precast concrete building'. In 2013 she completed her PhD, as part of the NEMBES project, under the supervision of Dr. Marcus Keane at NUI Galway. The topic of her PhD thesis was 'Formal calibration methodology relating to CFD models of naturally ventilated internal environments'. 
Currently, Magdalena is a senior postdoctoral researcher and an adjunct lecturer in the College of Engineering and Informatics at NUI Galway. Magdalena is involved in a number of research projects, including Built2Spec (funded by the EC under the Horizon 2020 programme), and nZEB-RETROFIT (funded by the Science Foundation Ireland).

Research Interests

Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD); 
CFD modelling and physical measurements of indoor environments;
Physical measurements of structural and environmental performance of buildings;
Control optimisation of energy efficient buildings;
Thermal comfort analysis;
Weather monitoring;

 
                  

Research Projects

  Project Start Date End Date
Built to Specifications: Self-Inspection, 3D Modelling, Management and Quality-Check Tools for the 21st Century Construction Worksite 01-JAN-15 31-DEC-18
Achieving nearly zero-energy buildings - A lifecycle assessment approach to retrofitting existing buildings 01-SEP-14 31-AUG-18
The influence of advanced structural building component properties on indoor environments 22-APR-13 21-APR-15
Formal calibration methodology relating to CFD models of naturally ventilated internal environments 01-JUL-09 30-SEP-12

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2015) 'Real-time monitoring framework to investigate the environmental and structural performance of buildings'
Hajdukiewicz, M; Byrne, D; Keane, MM; Goggins, J (2015) 'Real-time monitoring framework to investigate the environmental and structural performance of buildings'. Building And Environment, 86 :1-16 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2013) 'Calibrated CFD simulation to evaluate thermal comfort in a highly-glazed naturally ventilated room'
Hajdukiewicz, M; Geron, M; Keane, MM (2013) 'Calibrated CFD simulation to evaluate thermal comfort in a highly-glazed naturally ventilated room'. Building And Environment, 70 :73-89 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2013) 'Formal calibration methodology for CFD models of naturally ventilated indoor environments'
Hajdukiewicz, M; Geron, M.; Keane, MM (2013) 'Formal calibration methodology for CFD models of naturally ventilated indoor environments'. Building And Environment, 59 :290-302 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
(2015) 14th International Conference of the International Building Performance Simulation Association. BS2015
Hajdukiewicz, M.; O’Connor, P.; O’Neill, C.; Coakley, D.; Keane, M.M.; Clifford, E. (2015) Real-time control of occupants thermal comfort in buildings 14th International Conference of the International Building Performance Simulation Association. BS2015 Hyderabad, India, , 07-DEC-15 - 09-DEC-15 [Details]
(2015) The Advanced Building Skins Conference
Moran, P., Goggins, J., & Hajdukiewicz, M (2015) Achieving nearly zero-energy buildings - A lifecycle assessment approach to retrofitting buildings The Advanced Building Skins Conference Graz, Austria, [Details]
(2014) International Conference on Construction Materials and Structures (ICCMATS 2014)
Hajdukiewicz, M; Lebrene, J; Goggins, J (2014) The environmental performance of a reinforced precast concrete slab with void forming system International Conference on Construction Materials and Structures (ICCMATS 2014) Johannesburg, South Africa, , 24-NOV-14 - 26-NOV-14 [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2014) Civil Engineering Research in Ireland (CERI 2014)
Hajdukiewicz, M; Goggins, J (2014) The influence of heat transfer and storage in structural precast building components on indoor environments . In: Nanukuttan, S; Goggins, J eds. Civil Engineering Research in Ireland (CERI 2014) Belfast, Northern Ireland, , 28-AUG-14 - 29-AUG-14 [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2014) Civil Engineering Research in Ireland (CERI 2014)
Goggins, J; Newell, S; King, D; Hajdukiewicz, M (2014) Real-time monitoring of a hybrid precast and in situ concrete flat slab system . In: Nanukuttan, S; Goggins, J eds. Civil Engineering Research in Ireland (CERI 2014) Belfast, Northern Ireland, , 28-AUG-14 - 29-AUG-14 [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2013) The 11th REHVA World Congress & 8th International Conference on IAQVEC (CLIMA 2013)
Hajdukiewicz, M; Geron, M.; Keane, MM (2013) Evaluation of various turbulence models to predict indoor conditions in a naturally ventilated room The 11th REHVA World Congress & 8th International Conference on IAQVEC (CLIMA 2013) Prague, Czech Republic, , 16-JUN-13 - 19-JUN-13 [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2013) The 13th International IBPSA Conference (BS 2013)
Hajdukiewicz, M; Geron, M; Keane, MM (2013) Validated CFD study of indoor environmental conditions in a highly-glazed, cross-ventilated meeting room The 13th International IBPSA Conference (BS 2013) Chambéry, France, , 25-AUG-13 - 28-AUG-13 [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2011) The 12th International IBPSA Conference (BS 2011)
Hajdukiewicz, M; Walsh, M; Keane, MM (2011) Formal Calibration methodology for a CFD model of a naturally ventilated room The 12th International IBPSA Conference (BS 2011) Sydney, Australia, , 14-NOV-11 - 16-NOV-11 [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2010) The 10th International Conference for Enhanced Building Operations (ICEBO 2010)
Hajdukiewicz, M; Keane, MM; O’Flynn, B; O’Grady, W (2010) Formal calibration methodology for CFD model development to support the operation of energy efficient buildings The 10th International Conference for Enhanced Building Operations (ICEBO 2010) Kuwait City, Kuwait, , 26-OCT-10 - 28-OCT-10 [ARAN Link] [Details]

Presentation

  Year Publication
(2013) Numerical modelling of operating naturally ventilated indoor environments.
Hajdukiewicz, M (2013) Numerical modelling of operating naturally ventilated indoor environments. Engineering Building, NUI Galway, Galway, Ireland: Presentation [Details]
(2014) Utilising numerical simulation to evaluate the environmental performance of naturally ventilated buildings.
Hajdukiewicz, M; Keane, MM; Goggins, J (2014) Utilising numerical simulation to evaluate the environmental performance of naturally ventilated buildings. Engineering Building, NUI Galway, Galway, Ireland: Presentation [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2012 Irish Research Council Enterprise Partnership Scheme Postdoctoral Fellowship Irish Research Council
2012 Explore - NUI Galway Award for Innovative Collaboration 2012 NUI Galway
2012 Alive Award for Volunteering The President of NUI Galway

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
Civil Engineering Research Association of Ireland Board of Directors member & Secretary 28-AUG-14 /
Engineers Ireland Ordinary member /
IBPSA Ireland Secretary 02-SEP-13 /
IBPSA Poland Member /
Informatics Unit for Sustainable Engineering (IRUSE), NUI Galway, Ireland Member 01-JUL-09 /
Ryan Institute for Environment, Marine and Energy, NUI Galway, Ireland Member /

Employment

  Employer Position From / To
College of Engineering and Informatics, NUI Galway Adjunct lecturer 01-JAN-14 /
College of Engineering and Informatics, NUI Galway Postdoctoral researcher 22-APR-13 /
Information Solutions and Services, NUI Galway Part-time computing assistant 03-SEP-12 / 28-FEB-13
Duffy Chartered Engineers, Dundalk, Ireland Structural engineer 03-NOV-08 / 29-MAY-09

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
2013 NUI Galway PhD Engineering
2008 Wrocław University of Technology, Wrocław, Poland MASTER OF ENGINEERING Civil Engineering (Structural Engineering)

Other Activities

  Description

Engineers Ireland STEPS Volunteer: Inspiring Change - Promoting engineering as a career choice for girls (2014).

Public Relations Officer (2010/2011) and Secretary (2011/2012) of NUIG Energy Society.                       

Co-organiser of NUIG Energy Night 2011 & 2012 (http://www.nuigenergynight.com/).

Assistant at the NUI Galway Engineering and Informatics Open Days (2011, 2012, 2014).

Assistant at the NUI Galway Engineering in Communities Family Fun Day (February 2011).                       

Teaching Interests

BME402: Computational Methods in Engineering Analysis: CFD (4th year)
CE226: Principles of buildings (2nd year)
EG401: Energy Systems Engineering Project (4th
year)
CE343: Sustainable Energy (3rd
year)
CE466: Energy in Buildings (4th
year)
CE475: Sustainable Energy and Energy in Buildings (4th year)