New PhD student at LIPID
Victoria Eugenia studied architecture at ETSA Sevilla (Spain). Her final degree project, entitled “Toma castaña: ecoefficient refurbishment in the town of Ponte Hermida”, was awarded the Holcim Chair Prize for the best thesis in the field of Sustainable Building. She holds an MA in Innovation, Technology and Design from the same university and, an MSc in Sustainable Environmental Design from the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London, for which she was awarded an AA Graduate School Bursary. Her master’s thesis, entitled “Biological Effects of Daylight on Human Performance” was a key motivator for her to pursue a PhD. Her doctoral research will focus on the interaction between environmental stimuli, underlying brain systems and non-visual subjective responses, in the context of a real office building.