Dr Julio Bros-Williamson is a Chancellor's Fellow in Net-Zero Buildings at the School of Engineering (SoE), Institute of Infrastructure and Environment (IIE). He belongs to the Civil and Environmental Engineering Discipline, joining the school in September 2021 contributing to research, consultancy and teaching. His post is co-funded by the universities Estates department and SoE, contributing to the research and knowledge transfer of net-zero performance through building performance, in-situ envelope testing, retrofit of existing buildings and development of Living Labs and Digital Twins of specific university buildings.
Julio graduated with a PhD from Edinburgh Napier University in 2019 with a thesis that examined the impact of climate change and longitudinal envelope performance dilapidation on dwellings in Scotland. He is an architect, with 15 years of industry experience, who graduated from the School of Architecture at the Marista University in Mexico City. He holds an MSc in Energy Efficient Building (distinction) from Oxford Brookes University and obtained his professional certification in 2003 as a Chartered Architect (Mexico) accredited by the Secretaria de Educacion Publica, allowing him to become a member of the Mexican College of Architects. In 2010 he took up the role as a Director and contributing member of the Scottish Ecological Design Association (SEDA) as well as becoming its Treasurer from 2015 to 2018.
Julio is passionate about the low carbon performance of new and existing buildings, as wells as the building envelope performance and post occupancy evaluation of building users. He has experience in the implementation, optimisation and use indoor air quality sensors, in-situ building performance tools as well as digital skills using point cloud scanners (FARO) to capture interior and exterior space into a .gbxml digital format transferrable to BIM. Julio is a trained and certified Commercial Operations Pilot (drones) after undertaking a competency assessment programme. He has extensive skills in the use of dynamic thermal modelling to deliver simulations of building designs.