Stefano Schiavon, PhD, is Assistant Professor of Architecture (Sustainability, Energy and Environment) at UC Berkeley. Stefano is focusing on finding ways to reduce energy consumption in buildings and, at the same time, increase indoor environmental quality. Other research interests include personal environmental control system, occupant satisfaction, underfloor air distribution (UFAD), radiant systems, building energy simulation, air movement, LEED, thermal comfort and statistical modeling.
At the University of Padova, Italy, he received a PhD in Energy in 2008, and a Master's Degree in Mechanical Engineering in 2005 with distinction. He has been a visiting scholar at both Tsinghua University, China, and at the International Centre for Indoor Environment and Energy at the Technical University of Denmark. He has been Assistant Professor at Polytechnic University of Turin. His PhD focused on energy consumption of personalized ventilation and elevated air movement for thermal comfort and energy savings. He received the ASHRAE Ralph Nevins Physiology and Human Environment Award 2013 and the REHVA Young Scientist Award in 2010. He is active in technical and standards committees of ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers).
Assistant Professor of Architecture
Center for the Built Environment
390 Wurster Hall #1839
Berkeley, CA 94720-1839