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Research presentation

Magnus Mattsson

Research presentation

Magnus Mattsson

Senior lecturer, PhD

Research subject: Energy systems
Research domain: Indoor environment

My research mainly concerns air quality, ventilation, indoor climate and building energy. The studies commonly involve the processes of spreading of gaseous and particulate contaminants, and finding efficient methods in improving the indoor air quality. The focus is often on human health, comfort and performance, but a great interest also lies in the area of building energy and its connection with thermal comfort and building preservation.

The research is performed both in laboratory and in the field, and, when applicable, involves human subjects.


  • Energy saving and preservation in historical buildings: ventilation, climate control and surface soiling. Special project on churches: Energy saving in churches
  • Local exhaust ventilation – measuring pollutant capture efficiency and effects of room air turbulence.
  • Airborne pollen allergens – size distribution and transportation into indoor air.
  • Ventilation for decreased particle and allergen exposure in classrooms.
  • Energy savings and aesthetic aspects of low emissivity films on windows of historical buildings.
  • Wind induced ventilation in high-rise buildings in cities.
  • Moisture status and preservation of world heritage Decorated farm houses of Hälsingland


Scholarly articles, refereed

Ameen, A., Mattsson, M., Boström, H. & Lindelöw, H. (2023). Assessment of Thermal Comfort and Air Quality in Office Rooms of a Historic Building: A Case Study in Springtime in Continental Climate. Buildings, 13 (1). 10.3390/buildings13010156 [More information]
Garman, I., Mattsson, M., Myhren, J. & Persson, T. (2023). Demand control and constant flow ventilation compared in an exhaust ventilated bedroom in a cold-climate single-family house. Intelligent Buildings International. 10.1080/17508975.2023.2236993 [More information]
Mahaki, M., Mattsson, M., Salmanzadeh, M. & Hayati, A. (2022). Experimental and numerical simulations of human movement effect on the capture efficiency of a local exhaust ventilation system. Journal of Building Engineering, 52. 10.1016/j.jobe.2022.104444 [More information]
Mahaki, M., Mattsson, M., Salmanzadeh, M. & Hayati, A. (2021). Comparing objects for human movement simulation regarding its air flow disturbance at local exhaust ventilation. Energy and Buildings, 247. 10.1016/j.enbuild.2021.111117 [More information]
Wahlborg, D., Björling, M. & Mattsson, M. (2021). Evaluation of field calibration methods and performance of AQMesh, a low-cost air quality monitor.. Environmental Monitoring & Assessment, 193 (5). 10.1007/s10661-021-09033-x [More information]
Moghaddam, S., Mattsson, M., Ameen, A., Akander, J., Gameiro Da Silva, M. & Simoes, N. (2021). Low‐Emissivity Window Films as an Energy Retrofit Option for a Historical Stone Building in Cold Climate. Energies, 14 (22). 10.3390/en14227584 [More information]
Lundström, H. & Mattsson, M. (2021). Modified thermocouple sensor and external reference junction enhance accuracy in indoor air temperature measurements. Sensors, 21 (19). 10.3390/s21196577 [More information]
Yang, H., Lam, C., Lin, Y., Chen, L., Mattsson, M., Sandberg, M., Hayati, A., Claesson, L. & Hang, J. (2021). Numerical investigations of Re-independence and influence of wall heating on flow characteristics and ventilation in full-scale 2D street canyons. Building and Environment, 189. 10.1016/j.buildenv.2020.107510 [More information]
Chen, L., Hang, J., Chen, G., Liu, S., Lin, Y., Mattsson, M., Sandberg, M. & Ling, H. (2021). Numerical investigations of wind and thermal environment in 2D scaled street canyons with various aspect ratios and solar wall heating. Building and Environment, 190. 10.1016/j.buildenv.2020.107525 [More information]
Yang, X., Zhang, Y., Hang, J., Lin, Y., Mattsson, M., Sandberg, M., Zhang, M. & Wang, K. (2020). Integrated assessment of indoor and outdoor ventilation in street canyons with naturally-ventilated buildings by various ventilation indexes. Building and Environment, 169. 10.1016/j.buildenv.2019.106528 [More information]
Yang, H., Chen, T., Lin, Y., Buccolieri, R., Mattsson, M., Zhang, M., Hang, J. & Wang, Q. (2020). Integrated impacts of tree planting and street aspect ratios on CO dispersion and personal exposure in full-scale street canyons. Building and Environment, 169. 10.1016/j.buildenv.2019.106529 [More information]
Lundström, H. & Mattsson, M. (2020). Radiation influence on indoor air temperature sensors : Experimental evaluation of measurement errors and improvement methods. Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, 115. 10.1016/j.expthermflusci.2020.110082 [More information]
Hayati, A., Mattsson, M. & Sandberg, M. (2019). A wind tunnel study of wind-driven airing through open doors. The International Journal of Ventilation, 18 (2), 113-135. 10.1080/14733315.2018.1435027 [More information]
Hayati, A., Mattsson, M. & Sandberg, M. (2017). Single-sided ventilation through external doors : measurements and model evaluation in five historical churches. Energy and Buildings, 141, 114-124. 10.1016/j.enbuild.2017.02.034 [More information]
Sandberg, M., Mattsson, M., Wigö, H., Hayati, A., Claesson, L., Linden, E. & Khan, M. (2015). Viewpoints on wind and air infiltration phenomena at buildings illustrated by field and model studies. Building and Environment, 92, 504-517. 10.1016/j.buildenv.2015.05.001 [More information]
Hayati, A., Mattsson, M. & Sandberg, M. (2014). Evaluation of the LBL and AIM-2 air infiltration models on large single zones : three historical churches. Building and Environment, 81, 365-379. 10.1016/j.buildenv.2014.07.013 [More information]
Smedje, G., Mattsson, M. & Wålinder, R. (2011). Comparing mixing and displacement ventilation in classrooms : pupils' perception and health. Indoor Air, 21 (6), 454-461. 10.1111/j.1600-0668.2011.00725.x [More information]
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