Background and activities

RESEARCH INTERESTS:  Main Research activities and publications in the field of

Microclimate studies for existing Built Environment and Cultural Heritage Preservation. Study of the Deterioration Mechanisms. Climate control and energy efficiency of HVAC systems and their impact on collections and historic buildings, detection of Risk materials/Areas. Environmental Analyses and damage assessment. Mitigation Remedies and strategies for cultural heritage preservation. Historic climate reconstruction indoors for the conservation of organic hygroscopic cultural heritage objects.

Atmospheric Science and Historic Climatology. Climate Change reconstruction over the last millennium in Italy and over the Western Mediterranean Basin using both documentary proxy data and early and recent instrumental observations. Analysis of the natural and anthropogenic forcing factors driving Climate Changes.

INTERNATIONAL AND EU FUNDED PROJECTS MEMBERSHIP:

PROJECT TITLE

FUNDING SOURCE

PERIOD

ROLE

EFFICACY – Energy eFFiciency building and CirculAr eConomY for thermal insulating solutions

European Union and EFTA Countries (EEA Grant)

09/2021 to 08/2023

WP Leader – Leader for Norway

Cultural Heritage Protection in Climate Change online

European Union

06/2021 to 05/2023

WP Leader

ANATOLIA – Atmospheric Monitoring to assess the availability of Optical links through the atmosphere – ARTES SL005

European Space Agency - ESA

02/2021 to 12/2024

WP Leader – Leader for Norway

GRIEG – Model of paintings with craquelure patterns for evidence-based environmental control in museums

European Union and EFTA Countries (EEA Grant)

10/2020 to 10/2023

Partner

DRO500 – Drought Variability in the Iberian Peninsula in the last 500 year, a methodological approach

Spanish Ministry of Science, Innovation and University

06/2020 to 05/2023

Task Leader

SPARA OCH BEVARA - Save and Protect

Swedish Energy Agency

01/2020-12/2023

WP Leader

SIRAMM – Eastern European twinning on Structural Integrity and Reliability of Advanced Materials

European Union

10/2019 to 09/2022

Partners

Climate Change affecting materials’ decay

NTNU Outstanding Academic Fellow program

11/2019 to 11/2023

Principal Investigator

Climate Hub-Lab

NTNU Internal Funding

10/2018

Principal Investigator

SyMBoL – Sustainable Management of heritage Buildings in a Long-term perspective

FRIPRO FRINATEK YOUNG RESEARCH TALENT – Research Council of Norway

10/2018 to 11/2021

Coordinator and Principal Investigator

Characterizing the mechanical behaviour of original historic polychrome wood using micro and macro-mechanics

Internal NTNU Funding

08/2018 to 08/2021

Supervisor

Management in Historic Buildings

NTNU Internal Funding

05/2018 to 04/2019

Supervisor

MOV – Environmental monitoring of the impact of Climate Change on protected buildings

Riksantikvaren, Directorate for Cultural Heritage

11/2017 to 10.2026 (ongoing)

NTNU Expert Group Leader

VVITA – Vitalize heritage Villages through Innovative Technologies

European Union

8/2017 to 01/08/2019

Partner

AVIT- Smart Cities Infrastructure Lab

NTNU Internal Funding

10/2017

Principal Investigator

Pilot Project MOV – Methods for environmental monitoring of the impact and consequences of climate loads on buildings

Riksantikvaren, Directorate for Cultural Heritage

09/2016 to 10.2017

NTNU Expert Group Leader

Zero Emission Refurbishment of the Built Environment

NTNU Onsager Fellowship program

09/2016 to present

Principal Investigator and Supervisor

SCIENTIFIC MEMBERSHIP:

Since 2012: Expert in the European Committee for Standardisation CEN/TC 346/WG7: “Specifying and measuring Indoor/Outdoor Climate”

SCIENTIFIC ADVISOR:

  • Diocesan Museum and Galleries of Tiepolo, Udine, Italy (2015-present)
  • MUVE–Venice Civic Museums Foundation (June 2012-2015)
  • UNESCO- Private Committees Program for the Safeguarding of Venice. Letter Contract n. 10-07 FR 3240237849 e Research Grant n. 09-04 FR 3240216228
  • Parish of St. Andrew the Apostle, Chioggia (Venice), Italy (2011-2013)
  • BAPPSAE Superintendency of Venice (2007-2008)

Tens of monitoring campaigns for the preservation of monuments and UNESCO sites carried out in Italy and in Europe.
Research, development, field application of the new Free Water Sensor, in collaboration with IRCSS, Padua.

INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE:

Member of the international Scientific Committee of the ESIAM21 and ESIAM19 – European Conference Structural Integrity of Additively Manufactured Materials 

PARTICIPATION IN EDITORIAL COMMITTEES

Guest Editor in the Special Issue: “Sustainable Management of Heritage Buildings in a long-term perspective" to be published in the journal  Material Design & Processing Communications in November 2021.

Scopus ID:          25823678000

ORCID:                orcid.org/0000-0002-0684-8980

Researcher ID:      I-5874-2012

Research Gate:    https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Chiara_Bertolin

Scientific, academic and artistic work

A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database

Journal publications