Eng Ofetotse

Dr Eng Ofetotse BSc (Hons), PhD, FHEA

Senior Lecturer in Built Environment

Eng is a senior lecturer in built environment lecturing in building services engineering, renewable energy, sustainability and construction technology. She has a degree in Quantity Surveying (BSc Hons.) and a PhD in energy and environmental engineering both from the University of Reading. She is also a fellow of the higher education academy (FHEA).

Dr Ofetotse’ s research interests cover a range of engineering technology applications such as characterisation of household electricity consumption; energy load monitoring; energy profiling; energy modelling; renewable energy; smart-grids; building performance simulation and optimisation.

Eng is a project lead and Principal Investigator of the Innovate UK funded project SwanaSmartStore which is aimed at delivering a clean, reliable and affordable energy solution to low-income households in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Responsibilities within the university

  • Senior Lecturer in Built Environment
  • Researcher in sustainability and sustainable energy technologies


  • Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering Ambassador
  • Special Issue "Numerical and Computing Methods in Sustainable Energy System for Built Environment" Guest Editor
  • TMC Academic Journal- Editorial board member
  • Elsiever: Journal of Building Engineering - Reviewer
  • West African Built Environment Research (WABER) conference – Reviewer
  • SAGE: Environment and Planning B: Urban Analytics and City Science- Reviewer
  • International Journal of Building Pathology and Adaptation- Reviewer

Key projects

SwanaSmartStore- Principal Investigator and Project Lead

2020-03-31 to 2021-03-30 | Grant

Innovate UK (Swindon, GB)

URL: https://app.dimensions.ai/details/grant/grant.9288096


Recent publications

  • Salehiborujeni, Masoud, Ofetotse, Eng and Nebel, Jean-Christophe (2022). We created the first AI-powered solar electricity backup system for houses in sub-Saharan Africa. The Conversation.
  • Borujeni, Masoud Salehi, Ofetotse, Eng L. and Nebel, Jean-Christophe (2022). A solar backup system to provide reliable energy in presence of unplanned power outages. Journal of Energy Storage, 47, p. 103653. ISSN (online) 2352-152X
  • Ofetotse, Eng L., Essah, Emmanuel A. and Yao, Runming (2021). Evaluating the determinants of household electricity consumption using cluster analysis. Journal of Building Engineering, 43, p. 102487. ISSN (online) 2352-7102