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Find an expert on our database and meet some of our world-leading researchers.

  • Michael Donn

    Michael Donn

    A. Prof Building Environments School of Architecture

    Research areas: Net Zero Energy buildings (http:\www.iea-shc.org/task40), daylight and natural ventilation in the workplace; urban wind comfort and safety; computer simulation of building aerodynamics, heating, cooling, acoustic and lighting performance; digital craft animation and building information management in 3D models of the built environment.

  • EProf George Baird

    EProf George Baird

    Emeritus Professor - Building Science School of Architecture

    Research areas: Specialist in building environmental science and services, and energy efficient design and operation of sustainable buildings. Research interest in building performance generally, with focus on the users’ perceptions of commercial and institutional buildings. In depth knowledge of the performance of buildings: energy performance, environmental performance, thermal comfort, indoor air quality, heating ventilating and air conditioning systems; plus the users’ perceptions of these.

  • Dr Geoff Thomas

    Dr Geoff Thomas

    Senior Lecturer - Building Science School of Architecture

    Research areas: Fire safety in buildings, fires after earthquakes, earthquake resistance of domestic dwelling foundations. Building Codes

At a glance

World experts

Victoria has a strong record of research excellence in many areas. Many of our researchers are working at the leading edge of knowledge, including our teams working in organic chemistry, computer science, public law, nanotechnology and superconductors, and Antarctica and climate change.

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Top-ranked university

Victoria is consistently ranked within the top 2% of universities internationally and we are New Zealand’s top-ranked university for research quality.

We are a global-civic university and our researchers lead thinking on the big questions facing society.

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Kate Macgrath

Our researchers are having a positive impact on the lives and wellbeing of people not just in New Zealand but around the world through innovative and ground-breaking research.

Professor Kate McGrath

Former Vice-Provost (Research)

Research strengths

We have research strengths across a range of disciplines. Find out where our research is having an impact and how it compares with other universities around the world.

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Kate McGrath - former Vice-Provost Research

Connect with our research

Victoria has more than 2,000 active researchers across many fields. Hear our former Vice-Provost (Research) talk about how people, businesses and organisations can connect with them.