Current Academic Appointment

Ass Professor, Department of Architectural Science, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada

          associated with the Center for Urban Research http://www.ryerson.ca/cur/contact/index.html

        associated with the Center for Urban Energy http://www.ryerson.ca/cue/about/people.html

Research Interests about Building Science

    energy efficiency in buildings: integration of energy saving technologies (green roofs, systems integrating PCM, aerogel products)

    acoustics: both architectural acoustics (sound propagation, energy decay, shape optimization) and building acoustics (noise insulation, measurement techniques)

    lighting: daylight propagation in buildings, glare metrics, building simulation 

    sustainability: sustainability assessment at building, community and city level, diffusion of green technologies in buildings 

Previous Academic Appointment (July 2012-June 2014)

Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering (also affiliated with Mechanical Engineering), Worcester Polytechnic Institute, MA, USA

Research Group Leader of Building Science: 

     Amirhosein Ghaffarianhosseini (post-doc; now Senior Lecture @ University of Malaya - Kuala Lampur )

     Alborzfad Nakisa (PhD; now Assistant professor @ Wentworth Institute of Technology - Boston)

     Tannaz Monfared (PhD candidate)

     Milad Zagebi (PhD candidate)


Visiting Research Experience

2010 Visiting researcher Building Energy and Environmental Systems Laboratory, LCs Smith College of Engineering & Computer Science, Syracuse University, USA

2011 Visiting researcher International Centre for Integrated assessment and Sustainable development (ICIS) - United Nations University of Maastricht, NL



2010-2011 High Specialization Degree - Scuola interpolitecnica, Politecnico di Bari-Torino-Milano, I

2009-2011 PhD in Building Engineering, Politecnico di Bari, I

2008-2009 Master of Science in Sound and Vibration - Institute of Sound and Vibration Research (ISVR), University of Southampton, UK

2004-2008 Degree (5-years Laurea) in Architectural Engineering, Politecnico di Bari, I (100/100 cum laude,and plause of the commission: average grade 29.86/30 among 33 exams)

1998-2006 Piano Degree (Diploma), Conservatorio di Foggia "U. Giordano"

umberto berardi,
Dec 2, 2012, 1:35 PM