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Dr Gloria PIGNATTA

Postdoctoral Associate

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1 CREATE Way, #09-03 CREATE Tower, SINGAPORE 138602
tel  +65 6516 5681 │ fax  +65 6778 5654

1 CREATE Way, #15-01 CREATE Tower, SINGAPORE 138602

mobile  +65 8296 0347

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Email: gloria.pignatta@gmail.com


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Education

2017, Postdoctoral Associate at SMART-CENSAM, Singapore.
2016, Postdoctoral Researcher at CIRIAF, Perugia.
2016, Ph.D. in Energy Engineering at University of Perugia.
2011, graduated cum laude in Civil/Building Engineering at University of Perugia.


Research Interests

Energy efficiency in buildings and optimization strategies by enhancing solutions of operations and management; Innovative materials for buildings envelope; Cool materials; Retro-reflective materials; Envelope reflectance assessment (albedo impact) as innovative strategy for improving indoor comfort and reducing building environmental impact; Investigation of passive and active strategies for building energy efficiency; Renovation and indoor monitoring of heritage museum buildings; Steady-state and dynamic numerical simulation of thermal-energy performance of buildings; PCMs; Continuous monitoring of indoor-outdoor environmental parameters; Microclimate analysis and simulation; LCA analysis; LEED pre-assessment and certification; Cluster analysis; Energy poverty; Urban Heat Island mitigation strategies, Renewable energy technologies; Net zero energy buildings and settlements; Sustainable development; Thermal and acoustic measurements.


Awards and Honors

  • ​​​​​​​​​​​​June, 2016. IC2UHI Award: Award to Italy at the 4th International Conference on Countermeasures to Urban Heat Island in Singapore. In recognition of continuously conducting research and outreach in urban heat island related topics, “Outstanding UHI Group of Researchers Award”.​
  • October, 2014. IC2UHI Award: Best paper award at the 3rd International Conference on Countermeasures to Urban Heat Island in Venice, Italy, for the paper "Experimental analysis and optimization of polyurethane waterproof liquid membrane for cool roof application" by A.L. Pisello, V.L. Castaldo, G. Pignatta, F. Cotana. Prize for the unique experimental approach for the UHI countermeasures.​



Publications

Journal papers

  • G. Pignatta, A.L. Pisello, F. Cotana (2016). Comparative analysis on the environmental impact associated to the production of different cool roof typologies. Solar Energy, Under review.
  • G. Pignatta, C. Chatzinikola, G. Artopoulos, C.N. Papanicolas, D.K. Serghides, M. Santamouris (2016). Winter analysis on the indoor environmental quality in low income Cypriot households. Energy and Buildings, In Press.
  • A.L. Pisello, G. Pignatta, C. Piselli, V.L. Castaldo, F. Cotana (2016). Investigating the Dynamic Thermal Behavior of Building Envelope in Summer Conditions By Means of in-Field Continuous Monitoring. American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences 9 (3), 505-519. doi:10.3844/ajeassp.2016.505.519
  • A.L. Pisello, V.L. Castaldo, G. Pignatta, F. Cotana (2015). Integrated numerical and experimental methodology for thermal-energy analysis and optimization of heritage museum buildings. Building Services Engineering Research and Technology 37 (3), 334-354. doi:10.1177/0143624415609910
  • A.L. Pisello, V.L. Castaldo, G. Pignatta, F. Cotana, M. Santamouris. Experimental in-lab and in-field analysis of waterproof membranes for cool roof application and urban heat island mitigation, Energy and Buildings 114, 180-190. doi:10.1016/j.enbuild.2015.05.026
  • M. Perino, A.L. Pisello, V.L. Castaldo, C. Piselli, G. Pignatta, F. Cotana (2015). Combined Thermal Effect of Cool Roof and Cool Façade on a Prototype Building. Energy Procedia 78, 1556-1561. doi:10.1016/j.egypro.2015.11.205
  • V.L. Castaldo, V. Coccia, F. Cotana, G. Pignatta, A.L. Pisello, F. Rossi. Thermal-energy analysis of natural "cool" stone aggregates as passive cooling and global warming mitigation technique, Urban Climate 14 (2), 301-314. doi:10.1016/j.uclim.2015.05.006
  • A.L. Pisello, G. Pignatta, V.L. Castaldo, F. Cotana. The impact of local microclimate boundary conditions on building energy performance, Sustainability 7(7), 9207-9230. doi:10.3390/su7079207
  • A.L. Pisello, G. Pignatta, V.L. Castaldo, F. Cotana. Experimental analysis of natural gravel covering as cool roofing and cool pavement, Sustainability 6(8), 4706-4722. doi:10.3390/su6084706
  • E. Bonamente, M.C. Merico, S. Rinaldi, G. Pignatta, A.L. Pisello, F. Cotana, A. Nicolini. Environmental impact of industrial prefabricated buildings​: carbon and energy footprint analysis based on an LCA approach. Energy Procedia 61, 2841-2844. doi:10.1016/j.egypro.2014.12.319​ 


​Conference papers

  • ​​G. Artopoulos, G. Pignatta, M. Santamouris. From the sum of Near-Zero Energy buildings to the whole of a Near-Zero Energy housing settlement: the role of communal spaces in performance-driven design. AMPS, London, 09-10 Febbraio 2017.
  • G. Pignatta, C.K. Chatzinikola, G. Artopoulos, C.N. Papanicolas, D. Serghides, M. Santamouris. Winter survey on the indoor environmental quality in low and very low income households in Cyprus. 4th IC2UHI, Singapore, 30-31 May and 1 June 2016.
  • C.K. Chatzinikola, G. Pignatta, D. Serghides, M. Santamouris. Winter Indoor Thermal Comfort in Low Income Households in Cyprus. 5th International Conference on RES and EE, Nicosia, Cyprus, 5-6 May 2016.
  • A.L. Pisello, C. Piselli, G. Pignatta, C. Fabiani, F. Ubertini, F. Cotana, M. Santamouris.  Net Zero Energy settlement in Europe: first findings of the Zero-Plus Horizon 2020 project. 16th CIRIAF National Congress, Assisi, Italy, 7-9 April 2016.
  • G. Pignatta, A.L. Pisello, F. Cotana. Analisi ambientale di "cool skins" innovative e sostenibili per tetti di edifici. 16th CIRIAF National Congress, Assisi, Italy, 7-9 April 2016.
  • A. Aquino, M. Barbanera, E. Belloni, F. Bianchi, C. Buratti, P. Cappellini, V.L. Castaldo, F. Castellani, V. Coccia, F. Cotana, S. Cotana, M. Goretti, E. Moretti, F. Piscini, A.L. Pisello, D. Palladino, M. Pertosa, A. Petrozzi, G. Pignatta, A. Presciutti, A. Rotili, M. Vergoni.  Energy performance certification of offices and education buildings: the case study of the University of Perugia. 33° Convegno Nazionale AICARR, Bologna, Italy, 15 October 2015.
  • A.L. Pisello, G. Pignatta,  V.L. Castaldo, C. Piselli, F. Cotana. Combined thermal effect of cool roof and cool facade on a prototype building. 6th IBPC2015, Turin, Italy, 14-17 June, 2015.  
  • F. Rosso, A.L. Pisello, G. Pignatta, V.L. Castaldo, C. Piselli, F. Cotana, M. Ferrero. Outdoor thermal and visual perception of natural cool materials for roof and urban paving. ICSDEC2015, Chicago, USA, 5 May 2015.
  • A.L. Pisello, G. Pignatta, V.L. Castaldo, F. Cotana. The impact of local microclimate boundary conditions on building thermal-energy performance, 15th CIRIAF National Congress, Perugia, Italy, 9-11 April 2015.
  • A.L. Pisello, G. Pignatta, C. Piselli, V.L. Castaldo, F. Cotana. Effect of dynamic characteristics of building envelope on thermal performance in summer conditions: in field experiment,15th CIRIAF National Congress, Perugia, Italy, 9-11 April 2015.
  • G. Pignatta, V.L. Castaldo. Materiali tradizionali ed innovative per l’efficientamento energetico degli edifici e la mitigazione climatica: ottimizzazione ed industrializzazione. Incontro tra Aziende e Mondo della Ricerca, Rocca di Casalina, Deruta (PG), Italia, 14 Novembre, 2014.
  • A.L. Pisello, V.L. Castaldo, G. Pignatta, F. Cotana. Evaluation of the thermal-energy performance of naturally “cool” gravel covering for cool roof and cool pavement application: a case study. 3rd IC2UHI, Venice, Italy, 13-15 October 2014.
  • A.L. Pisello, V.L. Castaldo, G. Pignatta, F. Cotana. Experimental analysis of the thermal-optical properties of polyurethane waterproof liquid membranes for cool roof application. 3rd IC2UHI, Venice, Italy, 13-15 October 2014.
  • A.L. Pisello, G. Pignatta, V.L. Castaldo, F. Cotana. The effect of lake microclimate on thermal-energy behavior of buildings. 15th World Lake Conference, Perugia, Italy, 1-5 September, 2014.​
  • F. Cotana, A.L. Pisello, S. Cotana, A. Petrozzi, G. Pignatta, G. Cesari, E. Colauta. Energy use and enhancement of biomasses around water resources. 15th World Lake Conference, Perugia, Italy, 1-5 September, 2014.
  • A.L. Pisello, V.L. Castaldo, G. Pignatta, F. Cotana. Experimental analysis of natural gravel covering as cool roof and cool pavement. 14th CIRIAF National Congress, Perugia, Italy, 4-5 April 2014.
  • F. Rossi, F. Cotana, V. Coccia, A.L. Pisello, E. Bonamente, M. Palombo, G. Pignatta, and E. Morini. Modelling of Urban Canyon: Analytical and experimental remarks, 34th AIVC Conference: Energy conservation technologies for mitigation and adaptation in the built environment: The role of ventilation strategies and smart materials, pp. 293-296, Athens, Greece, 25-26 September 2013.