Dr Abigail Hathway

Department of Civil and Structural Engineering

Senior Lecturer

CIV Abigail Hathway
a.hathway@sheffield.ac.uk
+44 114 222 5702

Full contact details

Dr Abigail Hathway
Department of Civil and Structural Engineering
Room F129
Sir Frederick Mappin Building (Broad Lane Building)
Mappin Street
Sheffield
S1 3JD
Profile

The most powerful way to fight climate change is to provide students with the knowledge and skills to engineer buildings holistically and, to contribute to decisions that will have implications on the sustainability of buildings.

Dr Abigail Hathway


Abigail completed her PhD at the University of Leeds, researching CFD modelling of bioaerosols released in hospital environments due to nursing activities.

Her research aims to ensure that in the drive for energy efficient buildings we maintain healthy indoor environments for the occupants.

Her focus is on building physics, with a particular interest in how the activity of people within a building and its interior spaces impact upon air flow. This focus on fluid flow in the built environment, incorporates building simulation with experimental and field work.

The role of human activity on indoor air continues to be an active research interest, and has developed to consider a variety of built environments, often through interdisciplinary collaboration.

Her main interest is in the interactions of people with their building and the resulting impacts on air flow across the building envelope and between interior spaces.

This includes researching the role of automated building systems to improve the comfort and quality of internal environments at low energy cost.


Research Themes

Digital

Energy

Infrastructure

Materials

Publications

Journal articles

Conference proceedings papers

  • Rockett P, Kaszubowski Lopes Y, Dou T & Hathway EA (2019) d(Tree)-by-dx : automatic and exact differentiation of genetic programming trees. Lecture Notes in Artificial Intellgence. León, Spain, 4 September 2019 - 6 September 2019. View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hathway EA, Rockett P & Sykes J (2018) Big Data and Model Predictive Control for Improved Building Performance. 2018 Stretching the Envelope View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Sykes JS, Hathway EA & Rockett P (2015) Model identification for the control of naturally ventilated buildings. 14th International Conference of IBPSA - Building Simulation 2015, BS 2015, Conference Proceedings (pp 573-580) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hathway A & Papakonstantis I (2015) CFD Simulation of airflow due to door motion using a momentum source method. 14th International Conference of IBPSA - Building Simulation 2015, BS 2015, Conference Proceedings (pp 911-916) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hathway A, Papakonstantis I, Konuah AB & Brevis W (2014) Towards understanding the role of human activity on indoor air flows: A case study of door motion based on both field and experimental activities. Indoor Air 2014 - 13th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate (pp 435-442) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Davison JB, Hathway EA & Cruise R (2014) Educating Engineers for the Challenges of Low Carbon Environments.. Sustainable Structures Symposium. Portland, Oregon,USA, 17 April 2014 - 19 May 2014. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Castleton HF, Beck SBM, Hathway EA & Murphy E (2013) Exceeding energy consumption design expectations. International Conference for Enhanced Building Operation. Montreal, 8 October 2013 - 11 October 2013. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hathway EA, Rockett PI & Carpenter P (2013) The use of machine learning in model predictive control for the operation of non-domestic buildings. FutureBuild 2013. Bath, UK, 4 September 2013 - 6 September 2013. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Densley Tingley D, Davison JB & Hathway EA (2013) The environmental impact of retrofitting solid wall homes. Engineering Sustainability 2013. Pittsburgh USA, 7 April 2013 - 9 April 2013. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Bruce-Konuah A, Hathway EA & Fotios S (2012) Window use in single person offices: Do occupants control personal ventilation to provide adequate IAQ?. Healthy Buildings 2012. Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, 8 July 2012 - 12 July 2012. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Johnson N, Kang J, Sharples S & Hathway EA (2011) Acoustic impact of an urban micro hydro scheme. World Renewable Energy Congress 2011. Linkoping, Sweden RIS download Bibtex download
  • Fahmy M, Hathway EA, Pattacini L & Elwan A (2011) Environmental thermal impact assessment of regenerated urban form: A case study in Sheffield. World Renewable Energy Congress 2011. Linkoping, Sweden RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hathway A & Sharples S (2011) Urban river microclimates. PLEA 2011 - Architecture and Sustainable Development, Conference Proceedings of the 27th International Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture (pp 183-187) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Moore SL, Hathway EA, Fahmy M & Stovin VR (2011) Beyond drainage: The role of SUDS in the mitigation of Urban Heat Island effects. Cities of the Future: Sustainable Urban Planning and Water Management. Stockholm, Sweden RIS download Bibtex download
  • Sleigh A, Noakes C & Hathway A (2009) Simulation of bioaerosol release and transport in a four-bay hospital ward using CFD and a multi-zone ventilation with quantification of infection risk. 9th International Conference and Exhibition - Healthy Buildings 2009, HB 2009 RIS download Bibtex download
  • Kasmin H, Stovin VR & Hathway EA (2009) Towards a generic rainfall runoff model for green roofs. International Conference on Urban Drainage Modelling. Tokyo, Japan RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hathway EA, Noakes C & Sleigh PA (2008) CFD modelling of a hospital ward: assessing risk from bacteria produced from respiratory and activity sources. Indoor Air. Copenhagen, Denmark RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hathway EA, Fletcher L, Noakes C, Sleigh PA & Elliot M (2008) Bioaerosol production from routine activities within a hospital ward. Indoor Air. Copenhagen, Denmark RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hathway EA, Sleigh PA & Noakes CJ (2007) CFD modelling of transient pathogen release in indoor environments due to human activity. Roomvent 2007 10th International Conference on Air Distribution in Rooms. Helsinki, Finland RIS download Bibtex download
  • Vand B, Lopes YK, Hathway EA & Rockett P () Sensitivity analysis of building physical parameters to maximize heating energy saving using MPC. Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Energy Harvesting, Storage, and Transfer (EHST'19), 18 June 2019 - 19 June 2019. RIS download Bibtex download

Other

Research group

Resources, Infrastructure Systems and built Environments Discipline

Potential PhD offerings

Beyond Drainage: The Impact Of Suds On Urban Microclimates

Urban stormwater management increasingly makes use of SuDS (Sustainable Drainage Systems), which often incorporate open water and/or vegetation. Evapotranspiration from SuDS is expected to have a beneficial (cooling) impact on the urban microclimate, and may also have benefits for the indoor climate in adjacent buildings. The project will use a range of modelling tools (and possibly some experimental work) to quantify these effects.