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Adjunct Associate Professor Nur Demirbilek

Creative Industries Faculty,
School of Design Office

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Name
Adjunct Associate Professor Nur Demirbilek
Position(s)
Adjunct Associate Professor
Creative Industries Faculty,
School of Design Office
Discipline *
Architecture
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Location
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Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy (Middle East Technical University)

Professional memberships
and associations

1980 – to date: Chamber of Architects, Turkey (registered architect)

1991 – 2011: ISES (International Solar Energy Society) – Member

1991 – to date: UGET-TB (International Solar Energy Society Turkish Section), Ankara – Founder Member

1999 – to date: TEMEV (Clean Energy Foundation) Ankara                                   

2001 – 2012: Colour Society of Australia, QLD Division – Member

1997 – 2000: ANZSES (Australian – New Zealand Solar Energy Society) Sydney – Member

2000: ANZSES (Australian – New Zealand Solar Energy Society), QLD Chapter, Brisbane -Member

2000: Mimarlik Vakfi (MIV Foundation of Architecture Institute) Istanbul – Member

2003 – 05, 2007 – 2012: ANZSES (Australian – New Zealand Solar Energy Society) Queensland Chapter -Board Member

1996 – 1997: UIA Architecture and Energy Working Group Turkish National Section Subcommittee, Ankara – Founder member

2001 – 2003: RAIA Queensland Chapter Subcommittee of Practice – Energy Efficiency Review Team

2001 – 2003: RAIA Queensland Chapter Subcommittee of Training – Energy Efficiency Member

1998 – 2000: Ecological Architecture Group, Chamber of Architects Turkey – Member

1998: Disaster Management Implementation and Research Centre, Ankara – Member   

1990-1997: METU Energy Group, Planning and Coordination Council Member           

1996-1997: UIA Architecture and Energy Working Group Turkish National Section Subcommittee, Ankara Founder Member                                                                          

1994-2000: METU Association of Academic Staff Member                                      

1994-1997: Faculty Board of METU Faculty of Architecture Assistant Prof Represent

1982-1988: Ministry of Energy and Natural Sources Energy Saving Coordination Committee, Turkey Member

Keywords

Climate-Responsive Design, Colour & Lighting In Architecture, Energy Efficiency, Shading Devices, Solar Architecture, Solar Space Heating & Cooling, Thermal Mass, Thermal Performance Of Buildings

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008

Biography

Broad Area of Research – Design Associate Professor Demirbilek’s research interests include:

  •     Climate responsive design
  •     Solar architecture (passive heating and cooling)
  •     Energy efficiency
  •     Shading devices
  •     Thermal performance of buildings
  •     Thermal mass
  •     Colour and lighting in architecture

Grants

  • ARC Discovery Grant DP0880813 – Demonstrating the feasibility of designing sustainable buildings using evolutionary systems.
  • QUT Design Theme (140900-6000/07) – Potential of Reducing cooling loads through double facades in medium and high-rise office buildings
  • CRC CI 2002-077-B – Sustainable Subdivisions: Ventilation
  • CRC CI 2004-003-B – Microclimatic Impacts on the Built Environment
  • CRC CI 2001-005-B – Indoor Environments: Design, Productivity and;
  • CRC CI 2002-075-B-01 – Integrated Sustainable Housing Development
  • QUT – Light and Colour Lab
  • QUT Research Capacity Funding – Various instruments for Light and Colour Lab
  • Brisbane Airport Corporation – Energy Efficiency in Airport Freight Centre 1 (AFC1). Design of Shading Devices
  • QUT Research Grant – Achieving Sustainability in Architecture
  • QUT Research Grant – Mixed-Mode Systems
  • CSIRO/QUT Collaborative Research – Energy in Homes (02)
  • TUBITAK YAG-1 – Solar Applications and Energy Efficiency in Building Design and Town Planning.
  • GUNARDA AGUDOS 94-01-05-02 and 94-02-01-08 -Thermal Performance Analysis of Antalya-Saklikent National Observatory Service Building Design
  • YUKSEL PROJE A.S. – AGUDOS 93-02-01-12 – Energy Efficient Building Design for the Climatic Conditions of Ankara
  • YAG-1 – Solar Applications and Energy Efficiency in Building Design and Town Planning (ECE/UNDP/RER/ 87/006) Phase I: The Built Environment Survey Report, Part I: State-of-the-Art-Report ; Part II: Building Survey Questionnaires
  • TUBITAK MAG690/A – Energy Saving for Mass Housing by Decreasing Heat Losses and Increasing Solar Gains
  • TUBITAK Building Research Institute – YAE 215 -    A Graphical Set for Predicting Solar Data
  • TUBITAK Construction Technologies Research Group – YAG-37 (INTAG-204).     - Effects of Insulation, Air Collectors, and Floor Heating to the Thermal Performance of a Building
  • YUBETAS  – ODTU – AGUDOS 90-03-04 – Moisture Problems in YUBETAS Oyak Lodgements TUBITAK Building Research Institute – YAE 201 Thermal Insulation Regulations in Buildings
  • Turkish Republic Ministry of Construction – TUBITAK YAE-166 – Thermal Ins of Walls, Floors, and Roofs to be used as Appendix for Thermal Insulation Regulation of Turkey

Career History  

2014 – 2016:Part-time Instructor, Istanbul Maltepe University Faculty of Architecture, Department of Architecture

2014 – 2016:Part-time Instructor, Istanbul Bilgi University Faculty of Architecture, Department of Architecture

2013: Part-time Instructor, METU Faculty of Architecture, Department of Architecture  

2011 – date: Adjunct Associate Professor, QUT Creative Industries     

2000 – 2010: Senior Lecturer – Assoc. Prof. QUT  

1997 – 2000: Assoc. Prof. (tenured) METU Faculty of Architecture, Department of Architecture 1997: Visiting Lecturer:

  • The University of New South Wales, Faculty of Built Environment, School of Architecture;
  • UTS, Department of Architecture;
  • The University of Sydney, Department of Architectural and Design Science.

1995 – 1996: Part-time Instructor, Gazi University Faculty of Architecture, Department of Architecture

1992 – 1997: Assistant Professor, METU Faculty of Architecture, Department of Architecture  

1990 – 1992: Instructor, METU Faculty of Architecture, Department of Architecture

1988 – 1990: Teaching Assistant, METU Faculty of Architecture, Department of Architecture  

1985 – 1988: Part-time Instructor, METU Faculty of Architecture, Department of Architecture

1982 – 1988: Research Fellow, The Scientific and Technical Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK, CSIRO equivalent), Building Research Institute, Environmental Control Systems Unit  

1981 – 1982: Student Assistant, METU Faculty of Architecture, Department of Architecture

This information has been contributed by Adjunct Associate Professor Nur Demirbilek.

Teaching

Nur has taught about 55 units in 10 universities (most of which are leading universities) and 3 countries throughout her academic life. She has coordinated and either fully or substantially taught 25 of these units with full responsibility; carried out a substantial teaching in others, took a key role in integration of environmental science to 10 design studios, taught in 8 units up to 4 weeks per semester, and tutored in 5 units. expand collapse

This information has been contributed by Adjunct Associate Professor Nur Demirbilek.

Experience

A Selection of Invited Lectures, Talks, and Public Seminars:

2013 Sustainable Architecture, Architectural Science and Design Education. Green Concept in Architecture and Environment, Department of Architecture Faculty of Civil Engineering and Planning Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (ITS) Surabaya, Indonesia, Keynote speaker.

2013 Energy Efficient Building Examples from Australia and Turkey. Department of Architecture Faculty of Civil Engineering and Planning Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (ITS) Surabaya, Indonesia, Guest Speaker.

14 Jun 2011 Climate-responsive building design. AuSES Queensland Branch, Santos Place, Brisbane

9 Jun 2011 Turkish Miniature and Illumination. Colour Society Queensland Chapter, QUT Brisbane Invited Speaker.

10 Nov 2010  A Glimpse to Australia and Energy Responsive Building Design in Australia. T.C Maltepe University, Istanbul, Turkey Invited Speaker.

8 Nov 2007  “Turkish Ebru: Floating Colours A PowerPoint & Video Presentation on the History and Background of EBRU”. Colour Society Queensland Chapter, Brisbane Invited Speaker.

16 July 2007 Technical Talk “Energy Responsive Building Design in Australia and Turkey” Hong Kong Institution Engineers/Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers/Department of Building and Construction, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Invited Speaker.

28 May 2007 Invited by METU Teaching Staff Association, a seminar titled “Restoration of the Solar House and Establishment of Solar House Museum at the University” Ankara Turkey, Invited Speaker

19 Mar 2007 Industry Seminar, Climate Comfort versus Climate Change: Climate Friendly AC Solutions, Queensland Sustainable Energy Industry Development Group, Brisbane, Invited Speaker.

15 Nov 2006 Guest Presenter of Bookbinders’ Guild Meeting: Ebru in Bookbinding, Brisbane, Invited Speaker.

26 May 2006 Artist’s Talk: Ebru – Paint on Water, QUT Art Museum, Brisbane,

7 June 2004 Colours of Turkey: Design, Art, and Architecture, Colour Society Brisbane Chapter, Brisbane, Australia, Invited Speaker.

6 Jan. 2004 “Examples of Solar Energy Studies from Australia.” Hacettepe University, YETAM New and Clean Energy Research-Application Centre, Ankara Turkey, Invited Speaker.

Aug. 2001 “Principles of Climate Conscious Building Design”, International Summer School II, MIV Foundation of Architecture Institute, Istanbul, Invited Lecturer.

Nov. 2000 “Teaching Sustainable Design in QUT”. BDP Teaching Sustainable Design Forum, Melbourne, Invited Speaker.

Many interviews on Turkish State TV and radio about Solar Energy and Energy Savings in Dwellings for informing the community (in Turkish)

Artwork

Nur is a recognized artist on Traditional Turkish Decorative Arts “Tezhip” and “Ebru” and many of her paintings are in private collections in various countries. Her engagement in this form of arts has influenced her professional life profoundly in various ways. By marrying this interest area with the teaching and research enriched her expertise area such as affecting the teaching to include light and colour areas in her expertise area and teach both in Architecture and Interior Design disciplines in various Universities, which in turn has lead to design and construct some teaching and learning devices, such as light and colour boxes and forming of Colour and Light Lab in collaboration with A/Prof Dianne Smith as a research grant.

Solo Exhibitions

2006     “Ebru: Floating Colours” QUT Art Museum, 9 May-11 June

2002     “Turkish Decorative Arts: Illumination and Motifs from Textile, Pottery, and Tiles”   QUT Art Museum, 4 July-11 August

2000     Akbank Art Gallery, 7-28 April

Joint Exhibitions

2010      “Lalezar: A Garden of Tulips” by Group Cintemani at Sydney Balmain Watch Gallery, Sydney Australia (4-5 December)

2010     “Art from Silk Road to Oceanaria” by Group TULIP-WARATAH at Ordekli Hamami Kultur ve Sanat Merkezi, Bursa Turkey (3-13 July)

2010     ”Dimensions: Artistry in Engineering Exhibition” Engineers Without Borders at QUT (1 painting only)

2009      ”Connections – Turkish and Korean Women Artists Exhibition”, Melbourne. Australian Turkish Cultural Platform and Korean Artist Associations (31 January – February)

2009     ”Dimensions: Artistry in Engineering Exhibition” Engineers Without Borders (1 painting only)

2007     Vakif Bank Art Gallery Atakule (30 May -10 June)

2001     RAIA, Qld Chapter, December (2 paintings only)

1998     Vakıf Bank Art Gallery Cinnah (4 paintings only)

1996     METU Library Exhibition Hall, 6-14 June

1985     Çankırı Culture Palace

1984     METU Academic Club, 22– 29 November

1984     Osmanlı Bankası A.Ş. Çankaya Branch Art Gallery, Cinnah, 15-26 October

This information has been contributed by Adjunct Associate Professor Nur Demirbilek.

Publications


For more publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.

Research projects

Grants and projects (Category 1: Australian Competitive Grants only)

Title
Demonstrating the Feasibility of Designing Sustainable Buildings Using Evolutionary Systems
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
DP0880813
Start year
2008
Keywords
Sustainability; Green Architecture; Design Simulation; Design Methods; Generative Techniques; Evolutionary Systems

Supervision