Dr. Stavroula Thravalou works at the Cyprus Institute (EEWRC) since 2019. She holds a Diploma of Architect Engineer from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA, 2007), a M.Sc. in Bioclimatic Architecture and Environment from the Politécnica de Madrid (UPM, 2010) and a Ph.D. from the University of Cyprus (UCy, 2021). She has been a member of the adjunct teaching and research staff at the University of Cyprus since 2012.
Her research experience is focused on the fields of sustainable conservation and energy retrofit of heritage buildings, thermal comfort monitoring, dynamic building simulation and BIM tools. Her PhD addresses the cooling potential of natural ventilation in heavyweight vernacular buildings and historic urban centres, introducing a multi-scale approach through field measurements on the neighbourhood, street canyon and building scales. She is also involved in research programs focusing on innovative teaching practices in the field of sustainability of the built heritage. Her work has been published in various international conferences and journals.