Dr Magdalena Hajdukiewicz

MEng, PhD Eng

 
researcher
 

Biography

Magdalena Hajdukiewicz is a graduate of Wrocław University of Science and Technology where she obtained a Masters of Civil Engineering. She completed her PhD as part of the NEMBES project (2009-2013), under the supervision of Dr. Marcus Keane at NUI Galway. The topic of her PhD thesis was 'Formal calibration methodology relating to computational fluid dynamics models of naturally ventilated internal environments'. 
Since 2013, Magdalena has been working as a postdoctoral researcher and an adjunct lecturer in Engineering at NUI Galway. She has been successful in establishing links for collaborative research between academia and industry. She has been involved in the writing of 7 successful research proposals (total funding €13m), including Irish Research Council Enterprise Partnership Scheme with Oran Pre-Cast, Built2Spec project (funded by the EC under the Horizon 2020 programme), nZEB-RETROFIT project (funded by the Science Foundation Ireland), and 'Aerodynamic optimisation of cycling in para-sports’ project (in collaboration with TU/e). Currently, Magdalena is a principal investigator on a Science Foundation Ireland Industry Fellowship with Tobin Consulting Engineers

Research Interests

Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)
CFD modelling of built environment
Control optimisation of energy efficient buildings
Sustainability in buildings
Nearly zero-energy buildings
Thermal comfort in buildings
Structural and environmental building performance monitoring
Quality inspections during construction processes
Cycling aerodynamics (CFD and wind tunnel testing)

Research Projects

  Project Start Date End Date
The influence of structural design on the environmental and energy performance of non-residential buildings 01-JAN-19 31-DEC-19
Hit2Gap: Highly innovative building control tools tackling the energy performance gap 01-SEP-15 31-AUG-19
Aerodynamic optimisation racing bicycles for Elite Cycling and Para-cycling 01-SEP-15 31-AUG-18
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
Structural and environmental monitoring and performance appraisal of the Life Course Studies Building at NUI Galway 01-JAN-14 30-DEC-16
The influence of advanced structural building component properties on indoor environments 22-APR-13 21-APR-15
CFD modelling of a drag reduction system installed on a truck 01-JAN-13 30-JUN-13
Formal calibration methodology relating to CFD models of naturally ventilated internal environments 01-JUL-09 30-SEP-12

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2019) 'Application of a staged automated calibration methodology to a partially-retrofitted university building energy model'
Zuhaib S., Hajdukiewicz M., & Goggins J. (2019) 'Application of a staged automated calibration methodology to a partially-retrofitted university building energy model'. Journal of Building Engineering, 26 [DOI] [Details]
(2019) 'Computational fluid dynamics analysis of hand-cycle aerodynamics with static wheels: Sensitivity analyses and impact of wheel selection'
Mannion, P., Toparlar, Y., Blocken, B., Hajdukiewicz, M., Andrianne, T., Clifford, E. (2019) 'Computational fluid dynamics analysis of hand-cycle aerodynamics with static wheels: Sensitivity analyses and impact of wheel selection'. Proceedings Of The Institution Of Mechanical Engineers Part P-Journal Of Sports Engineering And Technology, [DOI] [Details]
(2019) 'An automated standard-based life cycle quality inspection methodology for precast concrete solutions in buildings'
Hajdukiewicz, M., Goggins, J., de la Torre, O., Holleran, D., Keane, M. (2019) 'An automated standard-based life cycle quality inspection methodology for precast concrete solutions in buildings'. Journal of Structural Integrity and Maintenance, 4 (3):123-134 [DOI] [Details]
(2019) 'Impact of pilot and stoker torso angles in tandem para-cycling aerodynamics'
Mannion, P,Toparlar, Y,Blocken, B,Hajdukiewicz, M,Andrianne, T,Clifford, E (2019) 'Impact of pilot and stoker torso angles in tandem para-cycling aerodynamics'. Sports Engineering, 22 [DOI] [Details]
(2019) 'On the effects of crosswinds in tandem aerodynamics: An experimental and computational study'
Mannion, P,Toparlar, Y,Clifford, E,Hajdukiewicz, M,Andrianne, T,Blocken, B (2019) 'On the effects of crosswinds in tandem aerodynamics: An experimental and computational study'. European Journal Of Mechanics B-Fluids, 74 :68-80 [DOI] [Details]
(2019) 'The impact of arm-crank position on the drag of a Paralympic hand-cyclist'
Mannion, P.F., Toparlar, Y., Clifford, E., Hajdukiewicz, M., Andrianne, T., Blocken, B. (2019) 'The impact of arm-crank position on the drag of a Paralympic hand-cyclist'. Computer Methods In Biomechanics And Biomedical Engineering, [DOI] [Details]
(2019) 'Aerodynamics analysis of wheel configurations in Paralympic hand-cycling: a computational study'
Mannion, P., Toparlar, Y., Clifford, E., Hajdukiewicz, M., Andrianne, T., & Blocken, B. (2019) 'Aerodynamics analysis of wheel configurations in Paralympic hand-cycling: a computational study'. European Journal of Mechanics – B/Fluids, [DOI] [Details]
(2018) 'Analysis of crosswind aerodynamics for competitive hand-cycling'
Mannion, P., Toparlar, Y., Blocken, B., Clifford, E., Andrianne, T., & Hajdukiewicz, M. (2018) 'Analysis of crosswind aerodynamics for competitive hand-cycling'. Journal Of Wind Engineering And Industrial Aerodynamics, 180 :182-190 [DOI] [Details]
(2018) 'Aerodynamic drag in competitive tandem para-cycling: road race versus time-trial positions'
Mannion, P.F., Toparlar, Y., Blocken, B., Clifford, E., Andrianne, T., & Hajdukiewicz, M. (2018) 'Aerodynamic drag in competitive tandem para-cycling: road race versus time-trial positions'. Journal Of Wind Engineering And Industrial Aerodynamics, 179 :92-101 [DOI] [Details]
(2018) 'An Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) assessment of a partially-retrofitted university building'
Zuhaib S., Manton R., Griffin, C., Hajdukiewicz M., Keane M., & Goggins J. (2018) 'An Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) assessment of a partially-retrofitted university building'. Building And Environment, 139 :69-85 [DOI] [Details]
(2018) 'Improving CFD prediction of drag on Paralympic tandem athletes: Influence of grid resolution and turbulence model'
Mannion, P.F., Toparlar, Y., Blocken, B., Hajdukiewicz, M., Andrianne, T., Clifford, E. (2018) 'Improving CFD prediction of drag on Paralympic tandem athletes: Influence of grid resolution and turbulence model'. Sports Engineering, 21 (2):1-13 [DOI] [Details]
(2017) 'Attitudes and approaches of Irish retrofit industry professionals towards achieving nearly zero-energy buildings'
Zuhaib S., Manton R., Hajdukiewicz M., Keane M., Goggins J. (2017) 'Attitudes and approaches of Irish retrofit industry professionals towards achieving nearly zero-energy buildings'. International Journal of Building Pathology and Adaptation, 35 (1):16-40 [DOI] [Details]
(2017) 'Super-Insulate or use Renewable Technology? Life Cycle Cost and Environmental Analysis of Nearly Zero Energy Buildings (NZEB) in a Temperate Oceanic Climate'
Moran, P., Goggins, J., Hajdukiewicz, M (2017) 'Super-Insulate or use Renewable Technology? Life Cycle Cost and Environmental Analysis of Nearly Zero Energy Buildings (NZEB) in a Temperate Oceanic Climate'. Energy And Buildings, 139 :590-607 [DOI] [Details]
(2016) 'Real-time monitoring to investigate structural performance of hybrid precast concrete educational buildings'
Newell, S; Goggins, J; Hajdukiewicz, M (2016) 'Real-time monitoring to investigate structural performance of hybrid precast concrete educational buildings'. Journal of Structural Integrity and Maintenance, 1 (4):147-155 [DOI] [Details]
(2016) 'Lifecycle environmental and economic performance of Nearly Zero Energy Buildings (NZEB) in Ireland'
Goggins, J; Moran, P; Armstrong, A; Hajdukiewicz, M (2016) 'Lifecycle environmental and economic performance of Nearly Zero Energy Buildings (NZEB) in Ireland'. Energy And Buildings, 116 :622-637 [DOI] [Details]
(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
(2018) Civil Engineering Research in Ireland Conference (CERI 2018)
Killeen, C., Goggins, J., Hajdukiewicz, M. (2018) Investigation into the correlation between curing temperature and compressive strength gain of concrete Civil Engineering Research in Ireland Conference (CERI 2018) Dublin, Ireland, , 29-AUG-18 - 30-AUG-18 [Details]
(2017) 7th International Symposium on Service Learning (ISSL2017)
Goggins, J., & Hajdukiewicz, M. (2017) Building engineering curriculum through service-learning: Responding directly to the real needs of communities 7th International Symposium on Service Learning (ISSL2017) Galway, Ireland, [Details]
(2017) European-African Conference on Wind Engineering (EACWE 2017)
Mannion, P., Toparlar, Y., Blocken, B., Hajdukiewicz, M., Andrianne, T., Clifford, E. (2017) An investigation of tandem cycling aerodynamics European-African Conference on Wind Engineering (EACWE 2017) Liege, Belgium, [Details]
(2017) World Sustainable Energy Days - Young Researchers Conference
Hajdukiewicz, M; Goggins, J; Keane, M (2017) Methodology for quality checks for energy efficient buildings World Sustainable Energy Days - Young Researchers Conference Wels, Austria, , 01-MAR-17 - 02-MAR-17 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2016) Civil Engineering Research in Ireland Conference (CERI 2016)
Mannion, P, Clifford, E, Blocken, B, Hajdukiewicz, M (2016) Assessing aerodynamic performance in cycling using computational fluid dynamics Civil Engineering Research in Ireland Conference (CERI 2016) Galway, Ireland, , 29-AUG-16 - 30-AUG-16 [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2016) Civil Engineering Research in Ireland Conference (CERI 2016)
Newell, S, Goggins, J, Hajdukiewicz, M, Holleran, D (2016) Behaviour of hybrid concrete lattice girder flat slab system using insitu structural health monitoring Civil Engineering Research in Ireland Conference (CERI 2016) Galway, Ireland, , 29-AUG-16 - 30-AUG-16 [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2016) Civil Engineering Research in Ireland Conference (CERI 2016)
Ganguly, T, Hajdukiewicz, M, Keane, M, Goggins, J (2016) Generating robust algorithms for energy efficient lighting as a performance aspect of the building operational energy optimisation framework Civil Engineering Research in Ireland Conference (CERI 2016) Galway, Ireland, , 29-AUG-16 - 30-AUG-16 [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2016) Civil Engineering Research in Ireland Conference (CERI 2016)
Zuhaib, S, Hajdukiewicz, M, Keane, M, Goggins, J (2016) Diagnostics and intervention methods for façade retrofit of post-WWII non-domestic buildings in Europe for energy efficiency Civil Engineering Research in Ireland Conference (CERI 2016) Galway, Ireland, , 29-AUG-16 - 30-AUG-16 [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2016) Civil Engineering Research in Ireland Conference (CERI 2016)
Moran, P, Hajdukiewicz, M, Goggins, J (2016) How accurate are Energy Performance Certificates indicated energy savings of building retrofits? Civil Engineering Research in Ireland Conference (CERI 2016) Galway, Ireland, , 29-AUG-16 - 30-AUG-16 [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2016) The International Conference on Structures and Architects (ICSA 2016)
Moran, P, Hajdukiewicz, M, Goggins, J (2016) Understanding the complexities of building physics and human behaviour in achieving a nearly zero energy building The International Conference on Structures and Architects (ICSA 2016) Guimarães, Portugal, , 27-JUL-16 - 29-JUL-16 [Details]
(2016) The International Conference on Structures and Architecture (ICSA 2016)
Zuhaib, S, Hajdukiewicz, M, Keane, M, Goggins, J (2016) Façade modernisation for retrofitting existing buildings to achieve nearly-zero energy building The International Conference on Structures and Architecture (ICSA 2016) Guimarães, Portugal, , 27-JUL-16 - 29-JUL-16 [Details]
(2016) The International Conference on Structures and Architecture (ICSA 2016)
Ganguly, T, Hajdukiewicz, M, Keane, M, Goggins, J (2016) Systematic case study on energy efficiency of existing Irish buildings using BIM in order to achieve nearly zero energy standards The International Conference on Structures and Architecture (ICSA 2016) Guimarães, Portugal, , 27-JUL-16 - 29-JUL-16 [Details]
(2016) World Sustainable Energy Days
Moran, P, Goggins, J, Hajdukiewicz, M, Rau, H (2016) Retrofit solutions for Irish building stock: The impact of human behaviour’ World Sustainable Energy Days Wels, Austria, , 24-FEB-16 - 26-FEB-16 [Details]
(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 [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2015) The 10th Conference on Advanced Building Skins
Zuhaib, S, Hajdukiewicz, M, Keane, M, Goggins, J (2015) Generic assessment of optimisation methods for performance based design of retrofitted building façades for nearly zero-energy buildings The 10th Conference on Advanced Building Skins Bern, Switzerland, , 03-NOV-15 - 04-NOV-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]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
(2018) 'Computational fluid dynamics for Para-cycling aerodynamics'
Mannion, P., Clifford, E., Blocken, B., Toparlar, Y., Hajdukiewicz, M. (2018) 'Computational fluid dynamics for Para-cycling aerodynamics' Engineers Journal, . [Details]
(2017) 'Sensor-embedded construction elements? Interview with National University of Ireland, Galway'
Hajdukiewicz, M., Keane, M.M. (2017) 'Sensor-embedded construction elements? Interview with National University of Ireland, Galway' Built2Spec project website, . [Details]
(2017) 'NUI Galway Engineering Project Seeks to Reduce Gap in Energy Performance of Buildings'
Hajdukiewicz, M., Keane, M.M. (2017) 'NUI Galway Engineering Project Seeks to Reduce Gap in Energy Performance of Buildings' NUI Galway News & Events, . [Details]
(2017) 'How to reduce a gap between the predicted and actual energy performance of buildings'
Magdalena Hajdukiewicz (2017) 'How to reduce a gap between the predicted and actual energy performance of buildings' The Magazine of the Concrete Society, 51 (02) :29-30. [Details]
(2016) 'Competitive cycling: pushing the boundaries of engineering'
Paul Mannion, Magdalena Hajdukiewicz, Bert Blocken, Eoghan Clifford (2016) 'Competitive cycling: pushing the boundaries of engineering' Engineers Journal, . [Details]
(2015) 'NUIG and SMEs collaborate in EU Horizon 2020 project in energy-efficient buildings call'
Hajdukiewicz, M. (2015) 'NUIG and SMEs collaborate in EU Horizon 2020 project in energy-efficient buildings call' Engineers Journal, . [Details]
(2015) 'Energy efficiency improvement in concrete buildings'
Hajdukiewicz, M., & Goggins, J. (2015) 'Energy efficiency improvement in concrete buildings' Global magazine of the Concrete Society, 49 (07) :54-55. [Details]
(2015) 'Industry and academia collaborate to improve energy efficiency in concrete buildings'
Hajdukiewicz, M., & Goggins, J. (2015) 'Industry and academia collaborate to improve energy efficiency in concrete buildings' Engineers Journal, . [Details]

Community Engagement Publications

  Year Publication
(2019) Civil engineering developed my scientific and communication skills.
Hajdukiewicz, M (2019) Civil engineering developed my scientific and communication skills. Dublin, Ireland: Community Engagement Publications [Details]

Presentation

  Year Publication
(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]
(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]

Research Seminar

  Year Publication
(2019) Building engineering curriculum through service learning: Responding directly to the real needs of communities.
Hajdukiewicz, M, Goggins, J (2019) Building engineering curriculum through service learning: Responding directly to the real needs of communities. NUI Galway: Research Seminar [Details]

Teaching Interests

CT1110: Engineering Computing I (1st year)
CE226: Principles of buildings (2nd year)
CE343: Sustainable Energy (3rd year)
EG401: Energy Systems Engineering Project (4th year)
CE466: Energy in Buildings (4th year)
CE475: Sustainable Energy and Energy in Buildings (4th year)
BME402: Computational Methods in Engineering Analysis: CFD (4th year)

Current Postgraduate Students (Research)

  Student Degree Type Type
Turya Ganguly Masters - Research - Master of Applied Science Co-supervisor (2)
Paul Moran Doctorate - Structured Ph.D (Engineering) Co-supervisor (1)
Sheikh Zuhaib Doctorate - Structured Ph.D (Engineering) Co-supervisor (2)
Paul Mannion Doctorate - Structured Ph.D (Engineering) Co-supervisor (1)