2004 Master's degree in environmental engineering, University of Palermo, Italy.
2005 Master in MSGI “Integrated Management of Systems”, University of Palermo, ORSA, and ARPA Sicilia, Regional Associations of Sicily, Italy.
2005 Certification as a “Safety Engineer Controller in Building Yards”, University of Palermo, Italy.
2009 Ph.D., Environmental Applied Physics Ph.D., University of Palermo, Italy, in cooperation with the Technical University of Denmark, Denmark.
ACADEMIC AWARDS and HONOUR
2014 REHVA award for young scientist, at REHVA Annual meeting, Dusseldorf, Germany.
2013 Best Poster award at the international congress AIVC 2013, Athens, Greece.
2007 Best Poster award at the international congress CLIMA 2007 Wellbeing Indoor, Helsinki, Finland.
2005 First Italian National Prize “Nino Alfano“ for the Best Master Thesis in “Thermal environment and air quality”. At EnergiMed 2005-Conference on Renewable Sources and Energy Efficiency in Mediterranean countries, Naple, Italy.
WORK EXPERIENCE :
07/2014-10/2014 Researcher (Employees-Visitor) at LBNL at University of California in Berkeley. The research´s work focus on the evaluation and development of range-hood capture efficiency in airtight residential buildings.
01/2012-12/2014 Researcher at the ICIEE/BYG of Technical University of Denmark. My research activity mainly focuses on evaluating indoor thermal comfort in homes, office buildings, and commercial kitchen environments. I´m dedicated to experimental studies, performed in climatic chambers, as well as on-field studies with human subjects, on evaluating the influence of the indoor environment on the occupants’ thermal comfort and wellbeing, and on energy-exergy concept for the built environment. Besides my research, I also enjoy contributing to the teaching activities for the courses taught at the ICIEE, on supervision of master and PhD projects, and on collaborating with guest scientist at ICIEE from all around the world.
2010-2012 Project Leader in ASHRAE RP1469 project “Thermal Comfort in Commercial Kitchens”, sponsored by ASHRAE, and done in cooperation with KNV-KEMA (California, US).
2009-2012 Post doc at the ICIEE/BYG at Technical University of Denmark.
2006 Junior expert engineer for Renewable Energy EU-project called “Energicamente”.
2006 Lecturer for the European project: “Efficiency Building Construction-Energy consumption in passive buildings-Energy Label of buildings“. Panormedil Institution for company in building construction, Italy.
2005 Lecturer and Tutor of practical tasks in “GIS and Technological networks” and in “Gathering procedures for the waste management systems”. Performed at the Secondary Technical School “I.T.G. Vincenzo Accardi”.
- E-pub ahead of print
Laboratory study of subjective perceptions to low temperature heating systems with exhaust ventilation in Nordic countries
Publication: Research - peer-review › Journal article – Annual report year: 2017
Thermal comfort and ventilation effectiveness in an office room with radiant floor cooling and displacement ventilation
Publication: Research - peer-review › Journal article – Annual report year: 2016
Publication: Research - peer-review › Article in proceedings – Annual report year: 2015
Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1872-6178
Elsevier BV, Netherlands
BFI (2017): BFI-level 2, Scopus rating (2015): SJR 2.073 SNIP 1.866, ISI indexed (2013): ISI indexed yes
ISSNs: 2374-474x, 2374-4731
Taylor and Francis Ltd., Denmark
Scopus rating (2015): SJR 0.644 SNIP 0.888
ISSNs: 2374-4731, 1078-9669
Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 2374-474X
Taylor & Francis, United States
BFI (2017): BFI-level 1, Scopus rating (2014): SJR 0.514 SNIP 0.731, ISI indexed (2013): ISI indexed yes