People

Dr Riccardo Paolini

Senior Lecturer
Architecture
Kensington
Phone: 
+61 (02) 9385 5627
Bio: 

Riccardo by training is a building engineer and he received a Ph.D. in Building Systems Engineering from Politecnico di Milano, Italy, in 2011. He joined UNSW Built Environment in February 2017. He is a Senior Lecturer in the High Performance Architecture research cluster. Riccardo is also an affiliate of the Heat Island Group, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA, USA. Previously, he had an appointment as post-doc at Politecnico di Milano, Italy (2011-2017). He had been teaching heat and moisture transport in building envelope applications at Politecnico di Milano at postgraduate level for six years.

Research Activities: 

Riccardo's main research interests concern building physics and its applications to the design of building and urban envelopes, with a specific focus on the hygrothermal performance over time, namely during the service life of building and urban assets, and the mutual influence between buildings – and their energy needs – and the urban microclimate.

Grants: 

Riccardo contributed to research project projects funded by Italian Ministries for Research and for Economic Development, the EU Commission and the State of California, USA. He extensively researched the impact of weathering and soiling on the optical-radiative performance of building skins.

Supervision Area: 

Ageing of building envelope materials; heat and moisture transport in building components; building hygrothermal simulations

Publications:
Book Chapters

Erba S; Daniotti B; Rosina E; Sansonetti A; Paolini R, 2016, 'Evaluation of Moisture Transfer to Improve the Conservation of Tiles Finishing Facades', in Delgado JMPQ (ed.), Recent Developments in Building Diagnosis Techniques, Springer, pp. 171-194, 10.1007/978-981-10-0466-7_10

Pisello AL; Paolini R; Diamanti MV; Fortunati E; Castaldo VL; Torre L, 2016, 'Nanotech-based cool materials for building energy efficiency', in Nano and Biotech Based Materials for Energy Building Efficiency, pp. 245-278, 10.1007/978-3-319-27505-5_9

Poli T; Paolini R; Mainini AG; Pansa G; De Angelis E; Fiori M, 2014, 'Energy problems analysis', in Research for Development, pp. 125-136, 10.1007/978-3-319-02117-1_10

Poli T; Paolini R; Mainini AG; Pansa G; De Angelis E; Fiori M, 2014, 'Energy problems analysis', in Del Bo A; Bignami DF (ed.), Sustainable Social, Economic and Environmental Revitalization in Multan City A Multidisciplinary Italian–Pakistani Project, Springer Science & Business Media, pp. 125-136, 10.1007/978-3-319-02117-1

Daniotti B; Paolini R; Re Cecconi F, 2013, 'Effects of Ageing and Moisture on Thermal Performance of ETICS Cladding', in de Freitas VP; Delgado JMPQ (ed.), Durability of Building Materials and Components, Springer Science & Business Media, pp. 127-171, 10.1007/978-3-642-37475-3

Journal articles

Livada I; Synnefa A; Haddad S; Paolini R; Garshasbi S; Ulpiani G; Fiorito F; Vassilakopoulou K; Osmond P; Santamouris M, 2019, 'Time series analysis of ambient air-temperature during the period 1970–2016 over Sydney, Australia', Science of the Total Environment, vol. 648, pp. 1627-1638, 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.08.144

Santamouris M; Haddad S; Saliari M; Vasilakopoulou K; Synnefa A; Paolini R; Ulpiani G; Garshasbi S; Fiorito F, 2018, 'On the energy impact of urban heat island in Sydney: Climate and energy potential of mitigation technologies', Energy and Buildings, vol. 166, pp. 154-164, 10.1016/j.enbuild.2018.02.007

Santamouris M; Ban-Weiss G; Osmond P; Paolini R; Synnefa A; Cartalis C; Muscio A; Zinzi M; Morakinyo TE; Ng E, 2018, 'Progress in urban greenery mitigation science – assessment methodologies advanced technologies and impact on cities', Journal of Civil Engineering and Management, vol. 24, pp. 638-671, 10.3846/jcem.2018.6604

Paolini R; Borroni D; Pedeferri MP; Diamanti MV, 2018, 'Self-cleaning building materials: The multifaceted effects of titanium dioxide', Construction and Building Materials, vol. 182, pp. 126-133, 10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2018.06.047

Curci S; Lavecchia C; Frustaci G; Paolini R; Pilati S; Paganelli C, 2017, 'Assessing measurement uncertainty in meteorology in urban environments', Measurement Science and Technology, vol. 28, 10.1088/1361-6501/aa7ec1

Paolini R; Zani A; Poli T; Antretter F; Zinzi M, 2017, 'Natural aging of cool walls: Impact on solar reflectance, sensitivity to thermal shocks and building energy needs', Energy and Buildings, vol. 153, pp. 287-296, 10.1016/j.enbuild.2017.08.017

Santamouris M; Ding L; Fiorito F; Oldfield P; Osmond P; Paolini R; Prasad D; Synnefa A, 2017, 'Passive and active cooling for the outdoor built environment – Analysis and assessment of the cooling potential of mitigation technologies using performance data from 220 large scale projects', Solar Energy, vol. 154, pp. 14-33, 10.1016/j.solener.2016.12.006

Paolini R; Zani A; MeshkinKiya M; Castaldo VL; Pisello AL; Antretter F; Poli T; Cotana F, 2017, 'The hygrothermal performance of residential buildings at urban and rural sites: Sensible and latent energy loads and indoor environmental conditions', Energy and Buildings, vol. 152, pp. 792-803, 10.1016/j.enbuild.2016.11.018

Paolini R; Tagliabue LC; Rosina E; MeshkinKiya M; De Angelis E, 2016, 'Application of biological growth risk models to the management of built heritage', TECHNE, vol. 12, pp. 207-213, 10.13128/Techne-19354

Paolini R; Sleiman M; Pedeferri MP; Diamanti MV, 2016, 'TiO2 alterations with natural aging: Unveiling the role of nitric acid on NIR reflectance', Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, vol. 157, pp. 791-797, 10.1016/j.solmat.2016.07.052

Diamanti MV; Paolini R; Rossini M; Aslan AB; Zinzi M; Poli T; Pedeferri MP, 2015, 'Long term self-cleaning and photocatalytic performance of anatase added mortars exposed to the urban environment', Construction and Building Materials, vol. 96, pp. 270-278, 10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2015.08.028

Sleiman M; Chen S; Gilbert HE; Kirchstetter TW; Berdahl P; Bibian E; Bruckman LS; Cremona D; French RH; Gordon DA, 2015, 'Soiling of building envelope surfaces and its effect on solar reflectance - Part III: Interlaboratory study of an accelerated aging method for roofing materials', Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, vol. 143, pp. 581-590, 10.1016/j.solmat.2015.07.031

Paolini R; Mainini AG; Poli T; Vercesi L, 2014, 'Assessment of thermal stress in a street canyon in pedestrian area with or without canopy shading', Energy Procedia, vol. 48, pp. 1570-1575, 10.1016/j.egypro.2014.02.177

Paolini R; Zinzi M; Poli T; Carnielo E; Mainini AG, 2014, 'Effect of ageing on solar spectral reflectance of roofing membranes: Natural exposure in Roma and Milano and the impact on the energy needs of commercial buildings', Energy and Buildings, vol. 84, pp. 333-343, 10.1016/j.enbuild.2014.08.008

Mainini AG; Poli T; Paolini R; Zinzi M; Vercesi L, 2014, 'Transparent multilayer ETFE panels for building envelope: Thermal transmittance evaluation and assessment of optical and solar performance decay due to soiling', Energy Procedia, vol. 48, pp. 1302-1310, 10.1016/j.egypro.2014.02.147

Levinson R; Pan H; Ban-Weiss G; Rosado P; Paolini R; Akbari H, 2011, 'Potential benefits of solar reflective car shells: Cooler cabins, fuel savings and emission reductions', Applied Energy, vol. 88, pp. 4343-4357, 10.1016/j.apenergy.2011.05.006

Conference Papers

Rajagopalan P; Andamon MM; Paolini R; Santamouris M, 2018, 'Developing experimental protocol for collecting large scale urban microclimate data through community participation', in Rajagopalan P; Andamon MM (eds.), Engaging Architectural Science: Meeting the Challenges of Higher Density: 52nd International Conference of the Architectural Science Association 2018, 52nd International Conference of the Architectural Science Association 2018, Melbourne, presented at 52nd International Conference of the Architectural Science Association 2018, Melbourne, 28 November - 01 December 2018, https://www.asa2018conference.com/proceedings

Paolini R; Haddad S; Synnefa A; Garshasbi S; Santamouris M, 2018, 'Electricity demand reduction in Sydney and Darwin with local climate mitigation', in Rajagopalan P; Andamon MM (eds.), Engaging Architectural Science: Meeting the Challenges of Higher Density, The Architectural Science Association (ANZAScA), Melbourne, Australia, pp. 285-294, presented at 52nd International Conference of the Architectural Science Association: Engaging Architectural Science: Meeting the Challenges of Higher Density, Melbourne, Australia, 28 November - 01 December 2018, https://www.asa2018conference.com/proceedings

Synnefa A; Garshasbi S; Haddad S; Paolini R; Santamouris M, 2018, 'Impact of the mitigation of the local climate on building energy needs in Australian cities', in Rajagopalan P; Andamon MM (eds.), Engaging Architectural Science: Meeting the Challenges of Higher Density, The Architectural Science Association (ANZAScA), Melbourne, Australia, pp. 277-284, presented at 52nd International Conference of the Architectural Science Association: Engaging Architectural Science: Meeting the Challenges of Higher Density, Melbourne, Australia, 28 November - 01 December 2018, https://www.asa2018conference.com/proceedings

Haddad S; Paolini R; Synnefa A; Santamouris M, 2018, 'Mitigation of urban overheating in three Australian cities (Darwin, Alice Springs and Western Sydney)', in Rajagopalan P; Andamon MM (eds.), Engaging Architectural Science: Meeting the Challenges of Higher Density, The Architectural Science Association (ANZAScA), Melbourne, Australia, pp. 577-584, presented at 52nd International Conference of the Architectural Science Association: Engaging Architectural Science: Meeting the Challenges of Higher Density, Melbourne, Australia, 28 November - 01 December 2018, https://www.asa2018conference.com/proceedings

Paolini R; Sleiman M; Pedeferri MP; Diamanti MV, 2016, 'Improving the optical-radiative properties of TiO2containing coatings - A side effect of air purification', in Advanced Materials - TechConnect Briefs 2016, pp. 247-250

Iannaccone G; Salvalai G; Sesana MM; Paolini R, 2016, 'Integrated approaches for large scale energy retrofitting of existing residential building through innovative external insulation prefabricated panels', in Habert G; Schlueter A (eds.), Sustainable Built Environment (SBE) regional conference - Expanding Boundaries: Systems Thinking for the Built Environment, Sustainable Built Environment (SBE) regional conference - Expanding Boundaries: Systems Thinking for the Built Environment, Zurich, Switzerland, presented at Sustainable Built Environment (SBE) regional conference - Expanding Boundaries: Systems Thinking for the Built Environment, Zurich, Switzerland, 15 - 17 June 2016, 10.3218/3774-6_103

Diamanti MV; Paolini R; Zinzi M; Ormellese M; Fiori M; Pedeferri MP, 2013, 'Self-cleaning ability and cooling effect of TiO2-containing mortars', in Technical Proceedings of the 2013 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Expo, NSTI-Nanotech 2013, pp. 716-719

Bellocchio F; Ferrari S; Lazzaroni M; Cristaldi L; Rossi M; Poli T; Paolini R, 2011, 'Illuminance prediction through SVM regression', in EESMS 2011 - 2011 IEEE Workshop on Environmental, Energy, and Structural Monitoring Systems, Proceedings, pp. 46-50, 10.1109/EESMS.2011.6067051