Jesus Lizana

Jesus Lizana is Associate Professor in Engineering Science at the University of Oxford, with a unique experience profile in architecture and engineering. At the ZERO Institute, he leads the research on zero-carbon space heating and cooling.

Jesus Lizana is an expert on energy conservation, data science, building simulation, and sustainability in buildings. His main interests are the cross-disciplinary challenges to support the transition towards zero carbon climate-responsive buildings, blending architectural and engineering excellence with innovation.

Lizana is engaged in many research initiatives and has received several prestigious and extensive grants, including a Marie Curie Fellowship. At Oxford, he leads the research on Zero-Carbon Space Heating and Cooling at the ZERO Institute and supports the interdisciplinary research in the Future of Cooling Programme of the Oxford Martin School. Moreover, he collaborates as a board member and scientific reviewer for many leading journals, conferences, and research programmes.

Alongside his academic career, Lizana also serves as a consultant on many building energy-related projects, data science, and sustainable cooling across various global locations, including the United Kingdom, India, Spain, Morocco, and Saudi Arabia. He has provided strategic guidance to international institutions such as UNEP, Cool Coalition, CIBSE, and the Department for Energy in the UK (DESNZ).

Lizana received his PhD in low-carbon buildings (2019) at the University of Seville (Spain) after completing a BSc in Architecture (2013) and an MSc in Building Engineering (2015). Previously to his appointment at Oxford, he has lectured and conducted research at the University of Seville (Spain), the University of Edinburgh (Scotland), the Technical University of Munich (Germany), Universidade de Lisboa (Portugal), and the Spanish National Research Council (Spain).