Dr Massimo Fiorentini is a Scientist at Empa - Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, Urban Energy Systems Laboratory. He holds a Bachelors and Master’s Degree from Politecnico di Milano in Mechanical Engineering. He obtained his PhD from University of Wollongong, collaborating with research scientists from the CSIRO Energy Centre. Massimo started his career at ABB as a Product Manager, and continued as a Research Scientist, focusing on energy systems design and operational optimization, and advanced control strategies for building energy management. His current research focus is on sesasonal thermal energy storage. He is currently an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the Sustainable Buildings Research Centre (SBRC), University of Wollongong, Australia. He was a member of the Standards Australia EL-054 committee (Demand Response) and of International Energy Agency EBC Annexes. 

 

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Professional Experience:

2020-           Scientist

                     Urban Energy Systems Laboratory, Empa

2020-           Honorary Senior Lecturer

                     Sustainable Buildings Research Centre, University of Wollongong, Australia

2019-2020  Senior Research Fellow (Building Management and Control Systems Group Leader)

                     Sustainable Buildings Research Centre, University of Wollongong, Australia

2016-2019  Research Fellow (Building Management and Control Systems Group Leader)

                     Sustainable Buildings Research Centre, University of Wollongong, Australia

2015-2016  Associate Research Fellow

                     Sustainable Buildings Research Centre, University of Wollongong, Australia

2011-2012  Product Manager,

                     ABB, Italy

 

Education:

2012-2016   PhD, Engineering, University of Wollongong, Australia

2008-2010   MSc, Mechanical Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, Italy 

2005-2008   BEng, Mechanical Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

 

PhD Sudents Supervision:

Ongoing:

  • Wickrama Achchige, Dilini Nishadika Gunathilake - Household Energy Efficiency and Comfort: Development of Building Simulation and Rating Tools that Incorporate Realistic Occupant Practices. (University of Wollongong,  co-supervisor) 

Completed:

  • Jayawardana, Herath - Development of a Model Predictive Control Method to Optimise the Operation of a Residential System with Battery Storage and Solar PV Generation. (University of Wollongong,  co-supervisor
  • Francesco Isaia - Exploiting the potential of adaptive building components by means of innovative control strategies. (Politecnico di Torino, external co-supervisor)

 

Achievements and Awards:

  • Future Leader Award, conferred by Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heating (AIRAH), 2018
  • Team Leader within the Team UOW Solar Decathlon team – Winner of Solar Decathlon China 2013 
  • Wollongong Lord Mayor’s Special Award as part of Wollongong City Council’s Australia Day Awards, conferred by Wollongong City Council , 2013
  • AIRAH Denis Joseph Award for best Solar assisted HVAC system as part of Team UOW/Bluescope, conferred by Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heating (AIRAH), 2013