Talk Title: Nanotechnologies for Energy Efficiency in Smart Cities
Dr. Berardi is a Professor at Ryerson University in Toronto. His main research interests are related to the study of building systems that incorporate new nanotechnologies for improved performance. He has mainly focused on organic PCMs, such as paraffin and bio-PCM, and on granular and monolithic aerogel. Dr. Berardi has an extensive publication record, including over 100 peer-reviewed journals. In terms of research outcome, Dr. Berardi’s publications have received over 3000 citations in Google Scholar, where he has an h-index of 23. At the International Conference on Applied Energy in 2016 in China, he was awarded as the one of the ten most cited authors worldwide in the field of Applied Energy. Dr. Berardi is the Chair of the conference X IAQVEC 2019. Moreover, he was the International Committee Chair of the International Conference on Sustainable Design, Engineering and Construction - ICSDEC 2016 - in Tempe-Arizona, and the Technical Program and Leadership Committee co-Chair of ICSDEC 2015 in Chicago. Dr. Berardi is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal Canadian Acoustics, and he has been the editor of several special issues for journals such as Buildings, Sustainability, and Advances in Mechanical Engineering. He is also a member of the editorial board of the following journals: Sustainable Development (Wiley), Intelligent Building International (Taylor), Sustainability (MDPI), and Energy and Policy Research (Taylor). His awards include: the Early Research Career Excellence Award, Ryerson University, 2018, the Best Italian Engineer in North America award by the ISSNAF (Italian Scientists and Scholars in North America Foundation) in Washington in 2016; and the Best Technical Award in the NESEA competition by the US Department of in Boston in 2014. Dr. Berardi has a body of funded research comprising over $1.5M in government and private sector sponsored research. In the last two years, he has been awarded a CFI-JELF; NSERC Discovery Grant; Early Research Award from the MRI - Ontario; Building Excellence Research and Education Grants from the BC Housing; OCE-VIP projects; and several NSERC Engages.