Myrta Gkaintatzi-Masouti (ESR15)
PhD student at Eindhoven University of Technology
- Country of residence
- The Netherlands
- Country of origin
- Dr. Mariëlle Aarts
- Dr. Juliette van Duijnhoven
During my Master degree in Civil and Architectural Engineering at Aarhus University of Denmark, I specialized on Indoor Climate and Energy. I studied how different indoor climate parameters, such as daylighting, electric lighting, thermal comfort and air quality, affect occupants’ satisfaction, health and performance and I learned how to design buildings focusing on users. After my studies, I worked as a sustainability engineer at an architectural company, where my job was to support the early stage design with performance data from simulations. At the same time, I worked as a research assistant at the lighting design group of Aarhus University, which made me passionate about research. This led me to LIGHTCAP, where I hope to contribute to new findings in the field of lighting and learn more about its effects on people’s health and well-being.
Implementing the effects of light on humans in the lighting design process
This project aims to translate the knowledge on how light impacts visual performance, health, behavior and well-being into lighting design recommendations. The goal is to investigate how lighting conditions can be evaluated considering both image-forming (IF) and non-image-forming (NIF) effects of light.