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Simone Mancin


Simone Mancin is an Associate Professor at the Department of Management and Engineering of the University of Padova, Italy.  He is also Visiting Prof. at the Dept. of Chemical Engineering of Brunel University London and member of the Centre for Energy Efficient and Sustainable Technologies of Brunel University London. His research mainly focuses on advanced materials, nano-depositions, nano-coatings, surface treatments, single- and two- phase heat transfer in enhanced surfaces and micro-geometries for electronic thermal management and air conditioning and refrigeration and phase change materials (PCMs) for advanced latent thermal energy storages. He is the author or co-author of about 200 papers, most published in the international scientific journasl. He is associate editor of HEDH, Part C: Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science, Heat Trabsfer Research and he is member of the Editorial Board of International Journal of Thermofluids, Heliyon and Energies.


Luca Doretti


Luca Doretti, graduated in Mechanical Engineering, Ph.D. in “Energy Management”, is a Full Professor of Applied Thermodynamics and he teaches four different courses. Since 2013, he works for the Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Eng. (ICEA) at the University of Padova (Italy). His research activities (both experimental and theoretical) are mainly concerned with enhanced heat transfer during two-phase processes for refrigeration applications (refrigeration, air-conditioning, heat pump, absorption cycle, electronic cooling, and so on), with thermodynamics of inverse cycles and with thermophysical properties of refrigerant fluids. A specific topic of his scientific research is dedicated to experimental heat transfer in metal foams with waxes or PCM and nano-fluids application and to PCM and concrete mixtures for building or renewable energies applications. Luca Doretti is the author or co-author of more than 120 papers on international journals and congress proceedings.

Luca Doretti

Giulia Righetti

Giulia Righetti graduated in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Padova in 2012.  She earned her PhD in “Industrial Engineering”, course of “Energy Engineering”, from the same University in 2016. Her dissertation focused on the application of innovative refrigerants with low environmental impact for refrigeration and thermal control. Currently, she is an Associate Professor at the University of Padova, and she is part of the team of the TEI Research Group. Her research activity is mainly devoted to the two-phase heat transfer measurements in smooth and microfin tubes as well as to phase change materials (PCMs) for thermal energy storage (TES) applications. Her research contributions have been published in more than 100 papers in international peer-reviewed journals, and in more than 60 conference proceedings presented at international and national conferences.

Claudio Zilio is a Mechanical Engineer. He is a full professor at the University of Padova, where he teaches the courses of “Applied thermodynamics” and “Thermal systems”. He is the Secretary of commission B2 (Refrigerating equipment) of the International Institute of Refrigeration. He has been involved in several European research projects, primarily concerning Refrigeration Technology and Heat Transfer and he is the author or co-author of more than 160 scientific publications (more than 80 are available in Scopus or Web of Science) dealing with topics such as thermodynamics of inverse cycles, heat transfer, both theoretical and technological aspects, energy applications related to HVAC of buildings, refrigeration for foodstuff preservation, and refrigerating equipment. He is a member of the Editorial Board of ASHRAE Science and Technology for the Building Environment Journal.

Claudio Zilio

Giovanni Antonio Longo, co-director

Giovanni Antonio Longo is a Full Professor of Technical Physics at the University of Padova, Italy. He is vice-President of the Commission E1 – Air Conditioning of the International Institute of Refrigeration. His research activity deals with refrigerant two-phase heat transfer, absorption systems, and nano-fluids heat transfer. He is the author or co-author of about 200 scientific papers published in referenced national and international journals or presented at national and international congresses and conferences.

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Postdoctoral Researchers and Research Staff

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