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Dr Mehreen Gul is an Assistant Professor in Architectural Engineering in the School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society at Heriot-Watt University. She graduated from University of Engineering and Technology Lahore, Pakistan with a 1st class honours degree in Chemical Engineering. She gained a Ph.D in from Edinburgh Napier University in solar radiation modeling using available long-term meteorological data. Mehreen’s research experience is in environmental and engineering issues associated with renewable and low carbon technologies and sustainable buildings. She has developed her very own Photovoltaics (PVs) research lab in her school allowing students at all levels to conduct experimental research. Mehreen’s current research involves analysing the impact of albedo on the performance of PVs and assessing the present energy efficient retrofit services sector and its strategy to increase retrofit activity. Mehreen has also a strong research interest in understanding the behaviour and attitude of users towards energy and water conservation and is keen on identifying ways to confront issues of cultural diversity which are necessary for a strategy aiming to change individual and community patterns of consumption. She has been lead qualitative researcher on projects which involved human behaviour as a challenging area of investigation for building performance evaluation.

Mehreen has over 34 peer-reviewed articles and practitioner reports, weighted towards high impact, international peer reviewed journals. She is a named contributor on two Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) Guides: Guide J, Weather, Solar and Illuminance data (2002) and Guide A, Environmental Design (2015). Mehreen was awarded the CIBSE Napier Shaw Bronze Medal for best paper on an entirely new approach for estimating solar diffuse irradiance.


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Research Output 2000 2019

  • 16 Article
  • 3 Conference contribution
  • 1 Paper
  • 1 Literature review
Open Access
Heat pipes
Numerical Investigation

Radiation view factor for building applications: Comparison of computation environments

Alam, M., Gul, M. S. & Muneer, T., 10 Oct 2019, In : Energies. 12, 20, 3826.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Response Time
Factor Analysis

Enhancement of Albedo for Solar Energy Gain with Particular Emphasis on Overcast Skies

Gul, M. S., Kotak, Y. S., Muneer, T. & Ivanova, S., 24 Oct 2018, In : Energies. 11, 11, 2881.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Solar energy
Aluminum foil
Open Access

Activities 2017 2017

  • 1 Participation in conference


Alexandra Jane Wyatt MacLaren (Invited speaker), David P Jenkins (Member of programme committee), Gillian Frances Menzies (Member of programme committee), Mehreen Gul (Member of programme committee), Evangelia Vasiliki Topriska (Member of programme committee), Craig J Kennedy (Member of programme committee)
27 Mar 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Press / Media

Knowledge Exchange

David P Jenkins, Alexandra Jane Wyatt MacLaren & Mehreen Gul


1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Teaching