Industry Day Speaker – Prof. Dorte Rich Jorgensen

Prof. Jorgensen has worked on the Olympic Park site for the London Olympics as Sustainability Manager for Atkins, and is a Visiting Professor at Heriot-Watt University.

Heriot-Watt’s Industry Day is proud to announce Professor Jorgensen as a plenary speaker. She will talk in the parallel session “Networks and Infrastructure”.

Prof. Jorgensen also works as Sustainability Manager for Atkins in London, where she worked with the infrastructure design team on the Olympic Park site in East London. She is also a member of the leading Built Environment think-tank ‘EDGE’, and is the CIBSE representative on the Construction Industry Council diversity panel.

Dorte Rich Jorgensen

Professor Dorte Rich Jorgensen

Since 2011, Prof. Jorgensen has been the Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Professor in Innovation at Heriot-Watt University. This role involves working with the staff of the Architectural Engineering and Civil Engineering disciplines within the School of Built Environment, undertaking a series of lectures, seminars and tutorials as well as contributing to curriculum development and the enhancement of teaching practice to support innovation.

Dorte has more than 20 years’ experience of successfully integrating sustainable principles into built environment and infrastructure schemes on a range of cutting-edge and award-winning projects, and brings a unique practice-based perspective to the School’s undergraduate and postgraduate teaching.

Dorte’s doctorate studies at Oxford were related to improving energy efficiency through automating the commissioning process and whilst a student she founded the graduate common room at Balliol College, Oxford.

To learn more about Heriot-Watt’s Industry Day, Sustainable Development: Infrastructure Challenges and Solutions, click here.


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