ENEA Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energies and Sustainable Economic Development| Portici | Italy
Architect, PhD in Technologies for Architecture and Environment. Since 2000
she works as researcher at ENEA (Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development), Photovoltaic Technologies Area (www.enea.it). Her main interest is working on the hybrid border between scientific research and design, to create a domain of common understanding and possibilities for experimentations in the real living environment.
Her main fields of activity are: Building Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV), Landscape Integrated Photovoltaics (LIPV), Net Zero Energy Buildings and Smart Cities.
She writes papers, she collaborates with the architectural magazine Domus, she patented innovative photovoltaic components for buildings and the urban environment, she edited books, and she participates and organize several scientific events and conferences. After having worked at the architectural scale, since 2007 she investigates the topic Energy-Landscapes, with a special focus on Photovoltaics and agricultural greenhouses.
She authored scientific papers, chapter in books and books. She has been collaborating with renewed architectural magazines, such as Domus.
Since 2008 she serves the European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference as a topic organiser for the topic photovoltaics and buildings/architecture/infrastructures.
She is ideaperson and chairperson of the event “Photovoltaics Forms Landscapes”, that she organises since 2011.
For over 10 years she has been teaching at the Italian National Institute of Architecture for a post graduate master “Designer of sustainable architectures”.
She is involved in several European projects and networks aiming at the development of special photovoltaic components for buildings.
She is the Italian alternate ExCo member for the International Energy Agency (IEA) Solar Heating and Cooling (SHC) programme. She is member of the ETIP PV (European Technology and Innovation Platform for Photovoltaics), working group Integrated Photovoltaics.
She was also involved in the COST action TU1401 “Renewable energy and landscape quality” (RELY).
She is involved in the COST Action CA16235 “Performance and Reliability of Photovoltaic Systems: Evaluations of Large-Scale Monitoring Data” (PEARL PV) as a working group leader for the topic “Photovoltaics in the built environment”.