Background and activities

Francesco Goia is Associate Professor in Building Physics and Material Science at the Faculty of Architecture and Fine Arts, Norwegian University of Science and Technology. He holds a Ph.D. in Energetics from the Polytechnic University of Turin and a co-jont Ph.D. in Architecture from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.
Francesco was educated in the field of architecture and architectural engineering at the Polytechnic University of Turin and Polytechnic University of Milan (joint M.Sc.), Italy. He also obtained the Diploma from the High Polytechnic School (Alta Scuola Politecnica). Further specialization includes a master in Materials for Energy and Environment.
His main research activity concerns the ideation and assessment of strategies, technologies and systems for energy efficient buildings, with a focus on the dynamic behaviour and operation of building envelope components and integration of technologies and systems for renewable energy source harvesting. He is and has been involved in several experimental, laboratory and numerical/modelling activities aimed at assessing new technologies for responsive building envelope components, for solar energy and daylighting exploitation and for energy management in buildings.
The list of his technical and scientific expertise includes: thermal and energy analysis of buildings, energy management techniques and energy rating; environmental monitoring, thermal comfort and indoor air quality, systems and equipment for HVAC, lighting and solar energy exploitation; artificial light and daylight calculation and design; design of experiments and data analysis techniques, optical and thermo-physical properties characterization; mathematical modelling of physical and building physics phenomena; numerical simulations.
He is co-author of more than 40 publications, including research articles published in international, peer-reviewed journals; he has been and is an active member of different IEA Annex/Task groups and COST actions. He is a review for relevant peer-review scientific journals in the field of energy, environment and construction.

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