Energy Engineering

Ernesto Benini

Advanced Optimization Methods for Turbomachinery Flows. Numerical Design tools for Aircraft Propulsion Engines. Wind Turbine Aerodynamics.

Giorgio Pavesi

Design and Optimization of Turbine and Pumps. Instability in turbine-pumps and water storage management. Wind Turbines. Analysis and optimization of organic Rankine cycles for low temperature heat recovery. Optimization algorithms and their application in the energy conversion systems and machines.

Massimo Masi

Experimental and theoretical study of unconventional combustion for internal combustion engines. Design and CFD analysis of supercritical CO2 compressors. Experimental and CFD analysis and design of aeraulic turbomachines.

Marco Noro

Theoretic and experimental study of enhanced phase change material storage tanks for solar cooling systems. Dynamic simulation study of energy performance of integrated multi-source heat pump systems.

Angelo Zarrella

Energy efficiency in buildings. Nearly Zero Energy Buildings (nZEB). Building envelope. Radiant systems. HVAC systems. Thermal comfort. Renewable energy. Ground source heat pump systems. Urban Modelling.

Luisa Rossetto

Enhanced heat transfer, with single phase flow of air or liquids and with condensation and vaporisation of refrigerants. Heat transfer with Phase change materials and metal foams or 3D printed metal structures.

Stefano Bortolin

Condensation and vaporization heat transfer. Microchannels. Dropwise condensation over engineered surfaces. Condensation in microgravity. Heat pumps. Heat pipes. Two-phase flow numerical simulations.

Laura Fedele

Systems and fluids characterized by low GWP, zero ODP and for energy savings. Nanofluids as energy vectors or operating fluids and PCM, also with the addition of nanoparticles, for applications in the energy and building sectors.

Giovanna Cavazzini

Design and optimization of fluid machines and energy system in design and off-design operating conditions. Optimal management and control of hydropower and pumped-hydropower plant in single and hybrid configuration. Cavitation and sediments. Waste heat.

Andrea Diani

Two-phase heat transfer of low GWP refrigerants inside small-sized channels with enhanced surfaces. Analysis of Phase Change Materials inside metal foams and periodic cellular structures.

Michele De Carli

IEQ (Indoor Environmental Quality), HVAC (Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning) systems. Zero and Plus Energy Buildings. GSHP (Ground Source Heat Pumps). Energy models of buildings and districts.

Anna Stoppato

Energy efficiency in the industrial field, co- and multi-generative energy plants and complex energy systems. LCA. Hydrocavitation and its applications.

Andrea Lazzaretto

Optimization of the design and operation of energy conversion and storage units to increase efficiency, reduce costs, reduce environmental impact and mitigate the detrimental effects on climate change.

Francesca Cappelletti

ndoor Environmental Quality. Thermal comfort. Occupant Behavior. Building Energy Performance. Building Energy Modelling and Calibration. Building Energy Retrofit, Climatic change mitigation techniques. Building envelope energy performance. Multi-objectives optimization in building retrofit design.

Arturo Lorenzoni

Energy economics and regulation. Policies for sustainability and decarbonization of the energy sector. Renewable energy development and integration in the electricity grid.

Silvia Minetto

Refrigeration systems and heat pumps: application of natural working fluids to retail refrigeration, heat pumps, chillers, transport refrigeration. Optimisation of components and systems for the cold chain.

Lorenzo Moro

Heat and moisture transfer in insulating materials both from a theoretical standpoint (setting up a theoretical model of the phenomena) and from an experimental one (determination of thermal conductivity).

Davide Del Col

Two-phase heat transfer. Filmwise and dropwise condensation. Flow boiling. Refrigerants. Heat pumps and refrigeration. Solar thermal energy. Thermal energy storage.

Antonino Di Bella

Physics of the built environment. Indoor Environmental Quality. Applied acoustics. Acoustic properties of materials. Sound absorption and insulation. Outdoor noise reduction. Sound quality of industrial products. Sound optimisation of sound power emitted from machinery and equipment. HVAC noise.

Alberto Benato

Design, optimization and dynamic analysis of power generation units, energy storage, waste heat recovery units, and hybrid systems. Life cycle assessment of energy power units