Jan Hensen is full professor of building performance in the Department of the Built Environment, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands. He is also part-time full professor in environmental engineering in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague. He has worked for about 10 years in other universities abroad.
His research and teaching focus on computational modeling and simulation for optimizing design and operation of high-performance buildings in terms of energy use and indoor environmental quality.
He is the scientific director of the Smart Energy in Buildings and Cities post-master program. He is or has been participating in many international research projects. He is on the scientific advisory board of several international energy institutions; external examiner at 15 international universities and reviewer for 18 international peer reviewed scientific journals; reviewer of national and international research projects for the European Commission, USA, UK, Canada, Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Austria, Belgium, Liechtenstein, China, Hong Kong, Kuwait, Qatar, etc.
He is past-president and Fellow of the International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA), Fellow of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), Fellow of the Federation of European Heating, Ventilation and Air-conditioning Associations (REHVA) and has received several other national and international scientific and practice awards. He has been or is advisor of about 35 PhD students and more than 100 final year MSc students. He has authored or co-authored 10 books or chapter in books, about 90 scientific journal papers, more than 320 academic conference contributions and over 100 professional magazine articles. He is on the editorial boards of Building and Environment, Energy and Buildings, International Journal of Low-carbon Technologies and is the founding co-editor of the Journal of Building Performance Simulation.