Background and activities

Graduated cum laude in Building Engineering in 2005 and Ph.D. cum laude in Building Engineering in 2012 at Politecnico di Milano, I am a professor at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim, Norway.
I am interested in promoting a human-centric vision of the built environment. Our interest ranges from the indoor environmental quality (thermal comfort, visual comfort, and indoor air quality), occupant behavior, building physics, energy conservation, model validation and calibration, to outdoor comfort and climate change.
In our research, we use several modeling techniques and simulation tools to investigate the building performance under diverse sources of uncertainty through several building performance simulation tools, computer-aided optimization algorithms, sensitivity analysis methods, statistical techniques, and machine learning algorithms. 


Currently, from a research perspective:
In the last years, I was appointed an adjunct professor of Thermodynamics and Building Physics and Environmental Design at Politecnico di Milano. 
From 2008 to 2018, I have been a member and technical contributor to
I am one of the authors of more than 40 scientific publications and of five books and chapters dealing with indoor environmental quality, building performance simulation, building physics, mathematical optimization, smart and zero-energy buildings and energy efficiency in buildings.




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