Emil Jonescu, Head of Research & Development, Hames Sharley

Emil Jonescu is the Head of Research & Development at Hames Sharley; serving as a vital nexus between academia and the private sector, achieving this through applied practice and educational research while sparking design innovation and championing advancements in the built environment. As Head of Research & Development, Emil connects our people with key academics and researchers on both a national and international scale.

He has developed an international profile associated with architecture and urban behaviour through his research and discourse, resulting in an emerging interdisciplinary research portfolio spanning construction management, urban design, planning, and the built environment generally. His prior professional, government and industry experience has significantly contributed to his research that contributes to the body of knowledge associated with densification, urban planning, and impact to social and community sustainability.