DR Andre Stephan

DR Andre Stephan


  • Computer modelling for environmental performance in the built environment (Material stocks, circular economy)
  • Life cycle assessment (Embodied energy, water, greenhouse gas emissions)
  • Life cycle costing of environmental performance strategies (Energy and water efficiency measures)



  • Dr Andre Stephan has expertise in the built environment, sustainability, life cycle assessment, computer modelling and energy efficiency. His research focuses on life cycle environmental assessment and performance in the built environment, from construction materials to cities. He focuses on practical research outcomes that have the potential to inform decision-making in the industry. Andre is currently a Lecturer in Architectural Engineering. In this position, he is developing/teaching new courses that tackle environmental performance across the scales of the built environment and focus on innovative construction techniques and design that integrates a dual architectural engineering approach. He informs his teaching by research and practical experience in Australia, Belgium and Lebanon. The contribution of Andre’s work to the field of environmental assessment of the built environment has been acknowledged by 10 awards so far, delivered in France, Belgium and Australia. He has also acted as a consultant for regional governance bodies and professional organisations.   


Member of

  • Federation of Belgian Institutes of Engineers. Member 2010 -
  • Order of Engineers and Architects, Lebanon. Member 2010 -


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Education and training

  • PhD, University of Melbourne 2013
  • PhD, Universite Libre de Bruxelles 2013
  • MSc, Universite Libre de Bruxelles 2010
  • BEng, Universite Libre de Bruxelles 2008

Awards and honors

  • Sentinels of Science 2015: Engineering | Top 10% of reviewers in the field of Engineering, globally, Publons, 2016
  • Graham Treloar Fellowship, Melbourne School of Design, The University of Melbourne, Australia, 2015
  • 2013 John Grice Prize for Best Research Thesis in Architecture, Melbourne School of Design, The University of Melbourne, Australia, 2014
  • 2013 CIOB Research Award for Best Research in Building, Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), Australia, 2014
  • 2012 Deans Prize for Published Postgraduate Research, 2nd prize, Melbourne School of Design, The University of Melbourne, Australia, 2013
  • National Postgraduate Student Energy Award, 1st prize, Australian Institute of Energy, Australia, 2012
  • BRIC Scholarship, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium, 2012
  • Victorian Postgraduate Student Energy Award, 2nd prize, Australian Institute of Energy, Australia, 2012
  • Excellence Scholarship, Wallonia-Brussels International (WBI), Belgium, 2011
  • Solvay Master Thesis Award 2010, Solvay Group S.A., Belgium, 2011
  • Victor Horta Excellence Prize, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium, 2010
  • Challenge Construction Durable (Sustainable Building) - Winner, Bouygues Construction Group, France, 2008


Available for supervision

  • Y

Supervision Statement

  • I am interested in supervising students wishing to conduct research on the energy performance of buildings, life cycle assessment, building energy models and adjacent topics.