Dr Carolanne Vouriot (she/her)

Department of Civil and Structural Engineering

Lecturer in Building Physics

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Dr Carolanne Vouriot
Department of Civil and Structural Engineering
Room F134
Sir Frederick Mappin Building (Broad Lane Building)
Mappin Street
S1 3JD

Carolanne Vouriot received an MEng degree from the Department of Aeronautical Engineering at Imperial College London. She joined the Fluids Dynamics Across Scales Centre for Doctoral Training in Imperial College London, where she completed an MRes and a PhD in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Carolanne then worked as a research associate on the Schools’ Air quality Monitoring for Health and Education (SAHME) project in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics at the University of Cambridge, before joining the department as a Lecturer in Building Physics in 2023.

Her research focuses on fluid dynamics for the built environment, specifically looking at the relationship between natural ventilation and indoor air quality, using numerical simulations and field measurements.

Research interests

Carolanne’s research investigates the links between natural ventilation and indoor air quality in buildings, with a particular focus on classroom environments.

To address this, she has used field measurements of carbon dioxide to estimate the ventilation provision and risk of airborne transmission of COVID-19 in UK classrooms.

She has also used computational fluid dynamics (CFD) to develop numerical simulations of idealised naturally ventilated classrooms and evidenced the impact of ventilation system design on pupils’ exposure to contaminants.

Although the primary focus of her research has been on predicting airborne infection risk, the methods used are also relevant to analyse exposure to air pollution indoors more generally.


Journal articles

Research group

Resources, Infrastructure Systems & built Environment (RISE)



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Teaching activities

CIV11001 Thermofluids for Architectural Engineering

CIV203 Thermal and Fluid Engineering for Architectural Engineering

PhD opportunities

If you're interested in a PhD project, please contact Carolanne at the above email. Current PhD opportunities in the department can be viewed here.