POLITECHNIC OF MILANO

Polytechnic di Milano (POLIMI) is a state scientific-technological university established in 1863 which trains engineers, architects and industrial designers.  Education is at Bachelor, Master’s, and PhD level. Currently more than 1,300 professors and researchers work at University and 42,822 students study in 7 different campuses. POLIMI is one of the leading Italian research centers characterized by the combination of theoretical bases of excellence and first-rate research infrastructures providing the possibility of wide variety of experimental research. POLIMI is organized in 12 Departments including all main areas of engineering, architecture and industrial design.

In 2015 POLIMI achieved the European “HR Excellence in Research” Logo, concerning the implementation of the principles of the European Charter for Researchers and of the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers: http://ec.europa.eu/euraxess/index.cfm/rights/europeanCharter

Politecnico di Milano has been very active in European research projects since the early programmes, with 261 projects approved within FP7 with a total value of 93 Mio Euro. Within H2020 programme POLIMI has awarded 220 projects with a total value of 99 Mio euro. Within Marie Sklodowska Curie Actions POLIMI is participating in 22 (5 as coordinator) Innovative Training Networks (ITN), 10 (2 as coordinator) Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE) projects and 8 Individual fellowships (4 GF and 4 EF).

The Department of Energy of POLIMI, is leading several research projects focused on technologies relating to the production, conversion, transport and use of energy, in terms of a complete social and environmental sustainability. Thanks to the range of skills offered by the Department of Energy, the Politecnico di Milano can boast one of the most influential structures in Italy: a reference point for its high teaching level, a primary research partner, an active partner of Enterprises, Bodies and Institutions. Both nationally and internationally. Among the several research projects the most relevant concerning energy and buildings are: Sharing Cities (H2020 SCC01), Quantum (H2020), A-ZEB (H2020), Sustainable Lifestyle: Merlata Smart Grid (POR FESR 2014-20).

Company Details

Website:

https://www.polimi.it/

Address:

Politecnico di Milano
Piazza Leonardo da Vinci, 32
20133 Milano

STAFF MEMBERS

prof. Francesco Causone 

Associate professor, lecturing Building Physics courses at the School of Architecture Urban Planning Construction Engineering of POLIMI.

He holds a master’s degree in Architecture (110/110 cum laude), a PhD in Technical Innovation for the Built Environment and he is a LEED AP. He was awarded the REHVA young scientist award 2012. Prof Causone has gained world-class industry experience as a Sustainability Researcher at Foster + Partners in London, where he worked on the design and performance assessment of major headquarter buildings in Cupertino and London. He is member of the COST Action TU 1403 on adaptive façades, and partner of the projects Sharing Cities (H2020), PolimiparaRocinha (Polisocial Award), Merlata Smart Grid (POR-FESR), focussed on the development of energy and housing services in Smart Cities and Communities. He has been PI (principal investigator) of a 3-years project on the monitoring and analysis of energy performance of a zero-energy building in the Mediterranean climate (funded by the National Energy Agency of Italy ENEA). Since 2015 he secured about € 500k research funding via public and private contracts. From 2007 to 2010 he coordinated an integrated design team, for the design of a multi-functional sustainable centre in Italy (€ 3.9M) and he won, as environmental expert of the Co-Inventing Doria team, the international call Reinventing Cities promoted by C40, designing a carbon neutral hostel in Milan. He is author of more than 50 scientific publications, of which 29 available on Scopus (h-index: 11, citations: 527). His expertise includes energy and indoor environmental quality assessment in the built environment, and buildings sustainable design. He has been visiting Prof. at Paris EST, teaching a PhD course about indoor air quality (IAQ) and thermal comfort assessment in buildings, and visiting researcher at the University of Cambridge, working on adaptive façades. He supervised 5 PhD students: 1 graduated in 2017, 2 on-going at POLIMI, and 2 visiting PhD students from Turkey in 2015-2016. He has been supervising more than 20 Master dissertations in architecture, building and energy engineering, and 8 internships. He coordinated 2 teaching and research projects (Dr. Bear and Smart City DiVA), involving 14 master’s students enrolled in the Alta Scuola Politecnica programme between Politecnico di Milano and Torino, and he is academic tutor for a new project involving 7 additional students. He was member of the final jury committee for 4 doctoral degrees and has been an external referee for students in Italy and abroad.

Eng. Anita Tatti 

Master degree in Building Engineering at the Politecnico di Milano

She has been trainee at ESTP Paris – École Spéciale des Travaux Publics, du bâtiment et de l’industrie, Paris (France). Since 2017 she is grant researcher at the Department of Energy working as PM of 3 relevant research projects: Sharing Cities (H2020), PolimiparaRocinha (Polisocial Award), and the monitoring and analysis of energy performance of a zero-energy building in the Mediterranean climate. She participated, under the coordination of prof. Francesco Causone, to the design of a carbon neutral hostel in Milan for the international call Reinventing Cities promoted by C40.

Eng. Martina Ferrando 

Master degree in Building Engineering at the Politecnico di Milano

She has been trainee at the Technical University of Norway (NTNU), Trondheim. She has been grant researcher at the Department of Energy working on datamining, machine learning and building energy simulation. She is currently PhD student at the Department of Energy carrying on a project on Urban Building Energy Modelling.

Eng. Martina Pelle 

Master degree in Building Engineering at the Politecnico di Milano

She has been trainee at ESTP Paris – École Spéciale des Travaux Publics, du bâtiment et de l’industrie, Paris (France). She has been grant researcher at the Department of Energy working as PM of a research project on smart grid design (Merlata Smart Grid (POR-FESR)). She is currently PhD student at the Department of Energy carrying on a project on Building Integrated Photovoltaic Systems.