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» Applied Thermal Engineering
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» Buildings’ Environment and Energy Systems (BEES)
» End-use efficiency (eERG)

Thermal Engineering and Environmental Technology Division

This division mainly develops research concerning applied thermal-fluid dynamics, heat transfer, thermal engineering and refrigeration techniques, environmental quality and comfort in conjunction with a rational use of energy and its economical-social impact. Topics involved in research activities are summarized in the following list:

  • Single Phase and Multiphase Thermal Fluid-dynamics. Research activities focus on modeling thermal-fluid dynamic processes (included phase-transitions and two-phase flows) occurring in energy systems by means of numerical methods and advanced experimental techniques.
  • Applied Thermal Engineering. Current research aims at supplying basic knowledge, measurement techniques and operating tools for studying thermodynamic and heat transfer processes related to energy production and distribution.
  • Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration. Research concerns the control of the indoor environment and contaminants with modern air conditioning systems, clean room for micro-electronics and pharmaceutics productive plants and for bio-research labs.
  • Buildings’ Environment and Energy Systems. Activity concerns building envelope components, building service systems and indoor microclimate analysis and control, together with rational use of energy and comfort achievement. tri-generation systems, solar energy use. Acoustics and cultural heritage preservation techniques are part of the research topic.
  • Environment & Energy needs and end-uses. Research concerns the environmental impact of energy use and conversion, the planning and management of the energy technologies at different spatial levels (urban, regional, national and global) with the aim of increasing efficiency, safety and reliability, reducing environmental impact, and improving the social benefit.