Philipp Geyer
Title: Dr.-Ing., Assistant Professor
Country of residence: Belgium
Institution: KU Leuven, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Architecture, Architectural Engineering Division
Address: Kasteelpark Arenberg 1 - box 2431 3001 Leuven Belgium
Telephone: +32 16 32 69 59
Early Stage Researcher: Yes
Sex: Male
MC Member: Substitute
WG membership:
1, 3, 4

Philipp Geyer, is assistant professor at the Department of Architecture within the Faculty of Engineering Science of the KU Leuven. His research field is sustainable building design, construction and technology supported by intelligent computation, modelling, and simulation. He holds a Diploma and a Doctor of Engineering in architecture (PhD) from Technical University of Berlin. In his doctoral research, which he partly conducted as visiting scientist at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), he developed a method for applying Multidisciplinary Design Optimization (MDO) to building design. This approach adapted methods from aerospace engineering and developed them further for supporting decision making in performance-oriented building design. As a postdoc fellow at Technische Universität München (TUM) and Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH) conducted research on performance-oriented and strategic design and planning by systems engineering and developed the method of parametric systems modelling (PSM) for the built environment. He is committee member of the European Group for Intelligent Computing in Engineering (eg-ice) has more than 40 publications in international journals, books and proceedings and coedited three scientific peer-reviewed publications. Furthermore, he is responsible for system design, optimization, and construction in the research enterprise Watergy. This enterprise develops innovative energy and water systems for sustainable buildings and greenhouses, which provide air moistening and dehumidification, heating, cooling and water regeneration.

  • Geyer P, Schlüter A (2014): Automated metamodel generation for Design Space Exploration and decision-making - A novel method supporting performance-oriented building design and retrofitting, Applied Energy 119(0), pp. 537-556, ttp://
  • Geyer P, Stopper J, Lang W, Thumfart M (2014): A Systems Engineering Methodology for Designing and Planning the Built Environment-Results from the Urban Research Laboratory Nuremberg and Their Integration in Education, Systems 2(2).
  • Shao Y, Geyer P, Lang W (2014): Integrating requirement analysis and multi-objective optimization for office building energy retrofit strategies, Energy and Buildings 82(0), pp. 356-368,
  • Ritter F, Schubert G, Geyer P, Borrmann A, Petzold F (2014): Design Decision Support - Real-time Energy Simulation in the Early Design Stages, International Society for Computing in Civil and Building Engineering (ICCCBE2014).
  • Geyer P (2013): Design-oriented coupling of system models and spatial models crossing multiple scales for energy simulation in building retrofitting, Proceedings of the eg-ice Workshop 2013.
  • Geyer P (2012): Systems modelling for sustainable building design, Advanced Engineering Informatics 26(4), pp. 656-668, DOI:
  • Geyer P, Isabell Nemeth, Werner Lang, Gebhard Wulfhorst, Judith Schinabeck, Roland Priester  Systems modelling considering qualities and quantities for strategies of sustainable development of a liveable urban district in Nuremberg, eg-ice Workshop 2012, Herrsching, TU München, 2012.
  • Geyer P, Buchholz M (2012): Parametric systems modeling for sustainable energy and resource flows in buildings and their urban environment, Automation in Construction 22, S. 70-80, Featured Publication in Advances in Engineering (
  • Geyer P (2009): Component-oriented Decomposition for Multidisciplinary Design Optimization in Building Design, Advanced Engineering Informatics, 23(1), S. 12-31, doi:10.1016/j.aei.2008.06. 008
  • Geyer P (2008): The Transformation of an Architectural Design into an Optimization Model: Design Intentions and Qualitative Aspects. In: Rafiq Y: Intelligent Comp. in Eng. 2008 Conf., University of Plymouth, 12 Seiten, ausgezeichnet mit dem Best Paper Award.