Nathan Van Den Bossche

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Nathan Van Den Bossche is associate professor building science at the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture at Ghent University in Belgium. He graduated as a civil engineer-architect at Ghent University, Belgium in 2005. After working at a leading engineering firm, he started working at Ghent University. In 2008 he obtained a teacher's degree in Art Science, and in 2009 a certificate as carpenter. In 2010 he received a grant for a 4 month internship at the National Research Council Canada in Ottawa, Canada. Based on his thesis “Watertightness of building components: principles, testing and design guidelines” he earned his PhD in Engineering Sciences at Ghent University in 2013. Since then, he followed a post-graduate program in law for court experts, and a bachelor in real estate. He was appointed associate professor at Ghent University in 2016. 

He teaches the courses ‘Introduction to Structural Design’, ‘Sustainable Construction’, and ‘Advanced topics in Building Techniques’ within the bachelor and master of science in engineering: architecture and industrial engineering. His research interests are building technology, watertightness, airtightness, thermal optimization of building components, and building pathology based on the modelling of heat, air and moisture transfer in buildings. He is in charge of the Test Centre for Façade Components at Ghent University. He is author and co-author of over 100 research articles published in international journals, proceedings of international conferences and books. As a consultant he was involved in projects by Zaha Hadid Architects, Neutelings Riedijk, Renzo Piano, Jean Nouvel, Ian Simpson, Stephane Beel, and others.

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