Dr. Umberto Berardi

Current Academic Appointment (since July 2014)

Associate Professor, Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada

          affiliated with the Environmental Applied Science and Management Program http://www.ryerson.ca/graduate/programs/ensciman/faculty/

          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 (Building Science/Physics)

    new materials: organic and inorganic Phase Change Materials, aerogel-enhanced products

    energy efficiency: integration of energy saving technologies (green roofs, double skin facades) in buildings

    acoustics: both architectural acoustics (sound propagation, energy decay, shape optimization) and building acoustics (noise insulation, new natural materials)

    lighting: daylight, glare metrics, shading systems, building simulation 

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

Previous Academic Appointment (July 2012-June 2014)

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

Group Leader of Building Science



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

2014-2015, Visiting faculty Civil and Environmental Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, MA, USA

2017, Visiting researcher, Faculty of Engineering Science and Technology, Department of Civil and Transport Engineering, Trondheim, Norway



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, 23 exams cum laude)

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