Susanne Gosztonyi works as a researcher, lecturer and project manager in the field of energy efficient buildings with focus on building envelopes, integration of renewable energy technologies and biomimetics. With many years of professional experience in practice and in research, Susanne combines practical knowledge and novel research methods to investigate energy efficiency principles and to explore their transferability to architectural engineering and design. Her interest is also to combine these findings with human-centered design and digital design and manufacturing techniques to enable sustainable solutions.
Susanne works as lecturer at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Switzerland. She is furthermore guest researcher at the TU Delft, Architectural Engineering and Technology. She worked at the Lund University, Architecture and Built Environment, in the field of ‘Energy and Building Design’ and at the Energy Department of AIT 'Austrian Institute of Technology’. Being a trained architect, she gained experiences as an architect for international architectural offices in Europe, Australia and South America before moving to research. Susanne holds a Master degree in architecture and urban planning from the Vienna University of Technology, Austria, and completed post-graduate studies in the Master programme 'Climate Engineering' at the Danube University Krems, Austria. She developed specific knowledge in Biomimetics due to her doctorate research at the TU Delft, Architectural Engineering and Technology, and is currently completing her PhD. in ‘Biomimetic exploitation of thermal adaptability for adaptive façade systems’.
She is member in scientific boards of international conferences and research projects, the international association BIOKON, the façade research group FRG at TU Delft, and does regular peer-review for scientific journals.