Coordinator and Executive Committee
Chemical and Environmental Engineering
Advanced oxidation processes for abatement of organic pollutants. Development of nanostructured membranes by electrospinning, plasma treatment of surfaces and materials for improved perfomances, physical and chemical recycle of polymeric materials, polymeric nanocomposites, fire retardancy of polymeric materials.
Power systems analysis and computation. Large-scale energy storage in the network. EHV/HV dc and ac innovative transmission lines e.g. insulated cables and gas insulated lines. Synergy between railway and highway infrastructures and insulated cables. Multiconductor cell analysis (MCA) of asymmetric.
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.
Indoor 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.
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.
Phase transformation of stainless steel, heat treatment by pulsed and continuous current.
Leonardo De Chiffre
Metal cutting: mechanics of chip formation; friction and lubrication; tests. Metalworking tribology. Geometrical metrology: surface characterisation; coordinate metrology; traceability of measurements on coordinate measuring machines, optical scanners and CT-scanners; accredited calibration and testing.
Mechanical and thermal measurements. Turin Shroud research.