NLITED team

Oliviero Giannini is full professor of Applied Mechanics (ING-IND/13) at the Niccolò Cusano University of Rome. Therein, He is deputy dean of Engineering and head of the Doctorate School in Industrial and Civil Engineering. Moreover, he is the coordinator of Quality Board of the University. His main research activities are related to:  -	dynamics and stability of mechanical systems -	modelling of mechanical dissipation mechanisms and related nonlinear dynamics of the system -	nonlinear dynamics and vibrations control -	damage identification -	modelling of uncertainties in mechanical systems and production processes The research outcomes were presented in several international conferences and published in over 30 international journal papers.  Currently, professor Giannini is coordinator of the project OPTIMA: Technologies and novel materials for the smart production of functional components for electric moto vehicles, funded by MISE; the PRIN2020 project “Innovative contact-based multibody model for noise and vibration prediction in high performance gears” founded by MIUR and of the ERASMUS+ strategic partnership project NLITED New Level of Integrated TEchniques for Daylighting education.

Oliviero Giannini

Project Manager

Oliviero is full professor of Applied Mechanics (ING-IND/13) at the Niccolò Cusano University of Rome. 

Federica Pompili is an art historian and a Rome’s official tourist guide. She is a freelance operator in tourism and in the organisation of cultural events. She is currently collaborating to the Nlited project with a scholarship in the Faculty of Engineering at the Università Niccolò Cusano, Rome,

Federica Pompili

Italian team Member

Federica Pompili is an art historian.

 

Valerio Roberto Maria LO VERSO,  PhD, arch, is Associate Professor at Politecnico di Torino. Degreed “Summa cum laude” in Architecture with a thesis on visual comfort, PhD in “Building Physics” with a thesis on daylight simulation through sun/sky simulators. In 2006-07, post-doc fellowship at the National Research Council of Canada in Ottawa (Ontario, Canada). He’s currently an Associate Professor for the Department of Energy of the Politecnico di Torino.  Research topics concern the integration of electric lighting and daylighting for both energy saving and comfort and health for the occupants of indoor and outdoor spaces (visual and non-visual effects of light). Research is carried out innovative responsive façades (microalgae as shading systems, responsive glazing – thermochromic or electrochromic), through field analyses (measurements and surveys through questionnaires), software simulations and experiments in test-rooms or real environments.  He gives lectures in many courses (degree, post-degree, PhD) on lighting and daylighting, sustainable architecture and planning, ergonomics.  He authored over 80 scientific papers, published in international Journals, receiving the Leon Gaster Award for the best paper published (2010) on ‘Light Research & Technology’, and the best paper award for a paper published in Applied Energy (2019).  He’s author of the handbook ‘Guide on daylighting design’, and of 3 paragraphs of the ‘Lighting design handbook’ and of 1 paragraph of the book “Sustainable indoor lighting”.  He’s part of CIE (Commission Internationale de l’Eclairage). He’s associate editor of ‘Journal of Daylighting’ and he serves as reviewers for several international journals.

Valerio Roberto Maria Lo Verso

Italian team Associated partner

Valerio Roberto Maria is an Associated Professor in the Department of Energy at the Polytechnic University of Turin, Torino, Italy. 

Federica Giuliani is a researcher in the Faculty of Engineering at the Università Niccolò Cusano, Rome, Italy. Her research work focuses on design processes and the integration of daylight. She is also an architect and therefore tries to integrate knowledge from her profession into her research work. She profoundly believes in the importance of a holistic approach that can combine design needs and requirements with building technology. She both leads the international projects DAYKE (Daylighting Knowledge in Europe) and NLITED (New Level of Integrated TEchniques for Daylighting education). She is a member of the CIE-Italia and TC 3-54.

Federica Giuliani

Italian team Coordinator

Federica is a researcher in the Faculty of Engineering at the the Niccolò Cusano University of Rome.

Federica Caffaro is a Psychologist and a PhD in Applied Psychology and Ergonomics. She is an assistant professor in Work and Organisational Psychology at the Department of Education, University of Roma Tre. Her research interests primarily lie in: occupational safety and technological innovation for sustainable organizations, use of new technologies for education and training, and perceived environmental quality and performance. All these areas are investigated through an ergonomic perspective that places the human beings, in their physical, cognitive, and social variability, at the centre of the design of work environments and tools, to promote users well-being and to optimize the performance of the entire system.

Federica Caffaro

Italian team Associated partner

Federica Caffaro is a Psychologist and an assistant professor in Work and Organisational Psychology at the Department of Education, University of Roma Tre.

Mandana S. Khanie is an Assistant Professor in Daylighting and Lighting at the section for Indoor Environment at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU). She specializes in daylighting and visual comfort through her research at Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), at the Laboratory of Performance-Integrated Design (LIPID), and later on at DTU. Her research and teaching focus on façade strategies, integrated lighting and daylighting strategies, gaze–photometry, human performance, and exposure-response characterization to spectral lighting.  Mandana is currently the course responsible for a highly populated course at DTU on Daylighting and Lighting in buildings where different aspects of the two topics from façade strategies, performance, and visual comfort and health potentials to calculations and evaluations related to then are taught through exercises, examples, and cases. Since she joined DTU, she has supervised several master and bachelor students where they have explored indoor quality where light, acoustics, overheating and natural ventilation. She has been funded externally from different resources, which has enabled her initiate a daylighting lab at the section of indoor environment with research and education prospects.

Mandana Sarey Khanie

Danish team Coordinator

Mandana is an Assistant Professor in Daylighting and Lighting at the section for Indoor Environment at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU).

Mikkel Kodof Pedersen

Danish team member

Natalia Sokol is an assistant professor at the Gdansk University of Technology with 15 years of lighting design and teaching experience. Her work with stained glass, luminaire and lighting design led her to study daylight within the built environment.  Natalia’s research for the Faculty of Architecture focuses on daylight analysis tools (PhD), user’s perception of variously lit environments, daylighting for urban design areas and daylight education. In her work with students she aims to reveal the creative, scientific and a fun side of the lighting profession. Natalia is actively engaged in daylight educational projects DAYKE (Daylighting Knowledge in Europe) – the precursor of NLITED as well as in Daylight Academy’s Educational Package on Daylight, IEA and CIE reports on daylight and electric light.

Natalia Sokol

Polish team Coordinator

Natalia is an assistant professor at the Gdansk University of Technology with 15 years of lighting design and teaching experience.

Marta Waczynska is a research assistant at the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Faculty of Architecture, Gdansk University of Technology. Previously, she gained project experience in architecture and lighting design. She is currently completing her PhD thesis on the improvement of urban structures in terms of an access to daylight and a view out.

Marta Waczynska

Polish team member

Marta Waczynska is a research assistant at the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Faculty of Architecture, Gdansk University of Technology. 

Niko is an associate senior lecturer at Department of Architecture and Built Environment at Lund University, Sweden.  In the past nine years, Niko has been working in the field of lighting and daylighting, mixing technical and observed-based evaluation. He blends his background in engineering with principles and methods from the domains of environmental psychology and architecture. His research focuses on the role of user in driving energy saving for integrated daylighting and electric lighting solutions, targeting mainly at the role of controls. He participated in the International Energy Agency (IEA) SHC Task 50 and led Subtask D of IEA SHC Task 61 / EBC Annex 77 together with Prof Werner Osterhaus, Aarhus University. He teaches in several courses related to daylighting and lighting at graduate level at Lund University, as well as on exchange in other universities (La Sapienza, Italy and Royal University of Bhutan). He recently co-authored the book "Daylighting and lighting under a nordic sky", available in most of online book shops.

Niko Gentile

Swedish team Coordinator

Niko is an associate senior lecturer at Department of Architecture and Built Environment and Energy and Building Design at Lund University. 

Pimkamol Mattsson is associate senior lecturer at the department of Architecture and Built Environment, Lund University. She is with Environmental research group. Her lighting research concerns individuals’ use of lighting and lighting controls, and how these affects energy use and mental health. The research has been conducted in different types of environments (such as home, preschool, healthcare, office and urban environments) applying theories and methods from design, technology and psychology disciplines. Pimkamol is also interested in the design of built environments from both users’ and professionals’ perspectives. Her research relates to how energy-efficiency design and solutions interact with building users including young children, persons with vision impairment as well as older adults. She has been teaching in architecture and industry design programs, lecturing on light and colour, and their impacts on individuals.

Pimkamol Mattsson

Swedish team member

Pimkamol Mattsson is associate senior lecturer at the department of Architecture and Built Environment, Lund University. She is with Environmental research group.