Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II (University of Naples
Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II (University of Naples
Annamaria Buonomano is Associate Professor of Applied Thermodynamics at the Department of Industrial Engineering of University of Naples Federico II. She received a M.Sc. in Engineering Management summa cum laude in 2006 from University of Naples Federico II and a Ph.D. in Energetics in 2010 from University of Palermo. She was visiting researcher at the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (Berkeley, USA) in 2009, researcher at the National Solar Energy Center of Ben Gurion University (Sde Boqer, Israel) in 2011, and visiting scientist at Concordia University (Montreal, Canada) in 2015 and 2016, where she is appointed as Affiliate Professor since 2017. Her expertise involves modelling, simulation and optimization of advanced energy systems, renewable energy, zero energy buildings, communities, and transportations systems. As Principal Investigator, she received research fundings for about 1.5 M€. She serves as Senior Editor of the Elsevier Journal Energy Reports and as member of the editorial boards of several international journals.
Adolfo Palombo obtained a M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering summa cum laude in 1992 and a Ph.D. in Thermo-Mechanical Systems in 1997 from University of Naples Federico II. He was visiting scholar in the Energy and Analysis Program, Energy and Environment Division, at the LBNL (Berkeley, U.S.A) in 1995. He is actively involved in research fields concerning energy technologies for buildings, industrial applications and transportation systems, such as thermo-fluid dynamic measurements, power systems, renewable energies, innovative HVAC systems for energy efficiency and NZEBs, and in the development of dynamic simulation tools for performance analysis of energy systems. He is responsible of several MoUs with European and North American universities and research institutes with the aim to further collaborative research and teaching activities on energy applications. He is also responsible of several funded research projects regarding the energy efficiency of systems and is member of several national and international board of experts and committees.
Stefania Santini received the M.Sc. degree in electronic engineering and the Ph.D. degree in automatic control from the University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy, in 1996 and 1999, respectively. She is an Associated Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering, and Information Technologies (DIETI) at the University of Naples Federico II, Napoli, Italy , where she leads the Distributed Automation Systems Lab (DAiSYLab). She is involved in many projects with industry, including small- and medium-sized enterprises, also operating in the transportation field. Her research interests include nonlinear control of nonlinear and cyber-physical systems, and networked control with applications to energy, automotive engineering, transportation technologies. She is also Associated Editor of IEEE Trans. on Intelligent Transportation Systems and Vice-chair of the IEEE ITSS – Italian Chapter.
Giovanni Barone obtained a B.Sc. and a M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering in 2013 and 2016 from University of Naples Federico II and a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering at the same university in 2020. He was visiting scholar at the Cyprus University of Technology (Cyprus) in 2019. He is actively involved in research topics regarding building energy efficiency, with a particular focus on the development of performance simulation models and investigation of innovative building-plant solutions, based on integrated construction techniques, innovative HVAC systems and novel renewable energy technologies including solar heating and cooling systems, concentrating photovoltaic solar thermal systems, polygeneration. He is also involved in collaborative research activities relative to energy efficiency of cruise ships and the design of sustainable ships with low environmental impact.
Cesare Forzano achieved the M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering for Energy and Environment in 2016 at the University of Naples Federico II. He was visiting student at the Cyprus University of Technology (Cyprus) in 2017 where he started his research activity on Building Integrated Solar Systems. In 2020 he got his Ph.D. in Sustainable Energy and Technologies at the Free University of Bozen (Italy). During his Ph.D. he focused his research activities on diverse renewable energy systems, being also visiting student at the University of Ulster (UK). Currently, he is assistant Professor at the University of Naples Federico II focusing his research activities on building energy efficiency, district heating and cooling, polygeneration systems, renewable energy devices, and especially on sustainability and energy efficiency of transportation systems (railway sector, etc.). In these fields he had different international research collaborations being also reviewer of diverse international journals.
Giovanni Francesco Giuzio is a Ph.D. candidate at the Department of Industrial Engineering of the University of Naples Federico II (UNINA) since 2019. He received an MSc in Mechanical Engineering for Energy and Environment summa cum laude in 2019 at UNINA. During his Master’s, he was a visiting student at the Centre for Sustainable Technologies of the Ulster University in Belfast, working on an innovative Integrated Collector-Storage Solar Water Heater with phase change material. He is currently involved in research activities on building energy efficiency, with a particular focus on the development of performance simulation models and investigation of innovative building-plant solutions, based on integrated construction techniques, innovative HVAC systems, and novel renewable energy technologies. He is also involved in research related to the design and operation of net-zero energy buildings and net-zero energy infrastructures, such as airports, railway stations, and port buildings.
Giuseppe Russo is a Ph.D. Student at the Department of Industrial Engineering of the University of Naples Federico II. He obtained a M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering summa cum laude in 2020 at the University of Naples Federico II discussing a thesis on zero energy communities. He awarded several research grants at the Department of Industrial Engineering University of UNINA for conducting research on the use of the dynamic calculation procedures to assess the energy requirements of non-residential buildings and to derive multi-domain and multi-physics comfort models for ensuring well-being of occupants while achieving energy efficiency of indoor spaces in the building and mobility sectors. He is actively involved in research fields concerning green technologies for civil and industrial applications, thermo-fluid dynamic measurements, renewable energies, innovative thermal/electrical networks towards sustainable and resilient builidngs and communities, as well as transportation systems.
Gianluca Del Papa is a Ph.D. Student at the Industrial Engineering Department of the University of Naples Federico II since January 2022. He holds a M.Sc. in Naval Architect and Naval Engineering, discussing a thesis on dynamic simulation and advanced design of modern thermal systems of cruise ships towards energy and environmental sustainability. His doctoral studies are focused on the modelling and simulation of sustainable ships, to be achieved by applying the dynamic calculation methodology for the simulation and optimization of the energy demands of large vessels. To this aim, he is actively involved in exploring scenarios and technological solutions to enahnce the energy performance and reduce the environmental impact of large vessels by implementing innovative and green technologies and exploiting on board waste heat. Due to his skills and background, he is also involved in several reserach projects aimed at achieving zero carbon emissions in the global maritime fleet.
Robert Maka is a research fellow at the Department of Industrial Engineering of the University of Naples Federico II (UNINA) since 2022. He obtained a M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering summa cum laude in January 2022, discussing a thesis on the rational use of hydrogen in a cogeneration plant. On this topic, from July 2021 to April 2022 he carried out a training internship at the Buhke S.r.l. company in collaboration (from September 2021 to January 2022) with the Institute of Sciences and Technologies for Sustainable Energy and Mobility (STEMS), developing skills and expertise on innovative and green tehcnologies for industrial and agricultural applications necessary for the decarbonisation of the energy and mobility sectors. He is currently involved in research activities concerning advanced methodologies for the management and optimization of energy fluxes of ships by exploring new environmental technologies to be scaled up effectively and safely for sustainable onboard applications.