Umberto Berardi

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Associate Professor Canada Research Chair in Building Science Director, BeTOP Lab Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science Department of Architectural Science Toronto, Ontario uberardi@ryerson.ca Office: (416) 979-5000 ext. 553263

Bio/Research

Dr. Berardi is an Associate Professor at Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson). His main research interests are related to the study of building systems that incorporate new materials for improved performance. In the first years of his career, Dr. Berardi often worked on natural mate...

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Bio/Research

Dr. Berardi is an Associate Professor at Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson). His main research interests are related to the study of building systems that incorporate new materials for improved performance. In the first years of his career, Dr. Berardi often worked on natural materials for acoustic applications and on sustainable design through natural materials. Recently, he has been focusing on integrating innovative materials, or nanotechnologies into building systems. He has mainly focused on organic PCMs, such as paraffin and bio-PCM, and on granular and monolithic aerogel.

In terms of research outcome, Dr. Berardi’s publications have received over 2500 citations in Google Scholar, where he has an h-index of 22, while Scopus database already counts over 1400 citations and an h-index of 20. He is the author of the most read paper ever in Architectural Science Review; the most cited and most read paper in the International Journal of Sustainable Building Technology and Urban Development; the most cited paper in Sustainable Development; the second most cited paper in the journal Sustainable Cities and Society; one of the ten most downloaded articles in Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews in 2014. At the International Conference on Applied Energy in 2016 in China, he was awarded as the author of one of the ten most cited papers in the journal Applied Energy.


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