occupants' behaviormitigationthermal-energy dynamic simulationthermal comfortmicroclimateurban heat islandcool roofenergy efficiency in buildingsthermal-energy storagephase change material
Anna Laura Pisello graduated cum laude in Building Engineering at Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy, in 2009. She received her PhD in Energy Engineering from University of Perugia in 2013. She was visiting scholar at Columbia University and City University of New York in 2010-11. She has been post-doc fellow of Applied Physics in 2013, and she is currently Assistant Professor of Applied Physics at University of Perugia since 2014. She is author of more than 80 papers among which more than 50 in international refereed journals. She was winner of three international academic awards in 2013-2014. The first one was assigned by the H2CU - Honors Center of Italian Universities - in recognition of having contributed to H2CU academic and scientific excellence in the U.S.A. with her outstanding achievement in the field of Energy Engineering. In 2014 she was the winner of the Award of the Italian Association of thermal-physical properties and she won the best paper award at the 3rd International Conference on Countermeasures to Urban Heat Island. In 2016, she was part of the Italian research team who was awarded of the Oustanding UHI Group of Reseacrhers Award. She has been co-advisor of more than twenty master thesis in Building/Civil and Mechanical Engineering. She was invited lecturer in more than ten academic institutions around the world. She currently teaches the Ph.D. courses of “Thermal energy efficiency in buildings” at the Ph.D. schools of Energy Engineering and Energy and Sustainable Development and “Energy simulations of networks of buildings” in the Inter-doctoral Ph.D. course Performance Based Design of Buildings' Networks: Radiative - Convective Modelling of Urban Microclimates. She also teaches Applied Physics at the Medicine school and Thermal-Energy Plants at the Engineering school in Perugia. She is member of the editorial board in: International Journal of Energy Science (Science and Engineering Publishing Company), Energy Science & Engineering (Society of Chemical Industry and John Wiley & Sons, Ltd), American Journal of Engineering and Applied Science (Science Publications), guest editor in the Special Issue “Building Energy Performance Modelling and Simulation” in the Modelling and Simulation in Engineering Journal (Hindawi Publishing Corporation) and of the Special Issue "Smart Materials for Low Carbon Applications" to be published in the open access International Journal of Low-Carbon Technologies. Her research interests cover two main directions: innovative smart materials for building envelope multifunctional optimization and thermo-physics characterization, and indoor-outdoor microclimate for environmental comfort and energy saving, with dedicated attention to dense urban areas and city resilience to climate change. Under the framework of these two main themes, she investigates energy efficiency and thermal-energy performance optimization in buildings, new analysis methods for estimating the effect of innovative strategies; continuous monitoring techniques for detecting building thermal-energy performance; high albedo solutions for passive cooling and as mitigation strategy against urban heat island phenomenon; local climate boundary conditions affecting building thermal-energy behavior; indoor-outdoor microclimate analysis for preserving cultural heritage.