Geraldine Quek

PhD Student, Laboratory of Integrated Performance in Design (LIPID), EPFL

Geraldine Quek is currently developing her PhD thesis at the Laboratory of Integrated Performance in Design (LIPID) in EPFL while enrolled in the Doctoral Program in Architecture and Sciences of the City (EDAR), studying the intersections of human perception of visual discomfort and visual interest. Geraldine obtained her B.Sc and M.Arch with distinction in the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), where she also worked as a research assistant in the Design for Climate and Comfort Lab, studying regional daylighting preferences in the tropics to establish daylighting and visual comfort standards in Singapore. She has since published papers on the calibration and validation of daylighting simulation models based on short-term visits in offices and residential buildings, and relating annual illuminance data to subjective user satisfaction of daylight. Geraldine has also won several awards throughout her academic career, including an Academic Excellence Award and is currently supported by the prestigious SUTD Graduate Merit Scholarship.