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Alessio Mastrucci

Research Scholar

Transformative Institutional and Social Solutions Research Group

Energy, Climate, and Environment Program

Research Scholar

Sustainable Service Systems Research Group

Energy, Climate, and Environment Program

Biography

Alessio Mastrucci is a research scholar jointly associated with the Sustainable Service Systems and Transformative Institutional and Social Solutions research groups of the IIASA Energy, Climate, and Environment (ECE) Program. His research focuses on modeling the energy demand of buildings at regional and global scales, assessing access to decent housing and thermal comfort in the Global South, and developing scenarios for the building sector toward achieving climate and sustainable development goals. His research interests include energy and technology scenarios, climate change mitigation and adaptation, and linkages between energy and human development. His methods include building energy demand modeling, thermal comfort analysis, life cycle assessment (LCA), and policy analysis.

He is currently working on assessing energy demand transformation scenarios for the building sector and developing energy, materials, and greenhouse gas emissions projections as part of the European projects NAVIGATE, SHAPE, and CircEUlar. He is co-lead of the Buildings working group of the international Energy demand changes induced by technological and social innovations (EDITS) project.

Mastrucci holds a PhD in Buildings, Architecture, and Structures and a master's degree in Building Engineering and Architecture from Universita Politecnica delle Marche, Italy. Before joining IIASA in 2016, he worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Universita Politecnica delle Marche and the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology, Luxembourg, and was involved in a number of national and European research projects.


Last update: 31 JAN 2023

Publications

Niamir, L. , Riahi, K. , Brutschin, E. , Byers, E. , Gomez Sanabria, A. , Kaltenegger, K. , Kamei, M., Kiesewetter, G. , Kılkış, Ş., Klimont, Z. , Mastrucci, A. , Marztinez, L., Mimura, N., Nemet, G.F., Pachauri, S. , Pathak, M., Purohit, P. , Takemoto, K., Toth, F.L., van Ruijven, B. , Yamagata, Y., Zimm, C. , & Zusman, E. (2024). Cities Transformation. IIASA-Japan Joint Research Project , Zenodo. 10.5281/zenodo.10703437.

Sugiyama, M., Wilson, C. , Wiedenhofer, D., Boza-Kiss, B. , Cao, T., Chatterjee, J.S., Chatterjee, S., Hara, T., Hayashi, A., Ju, Y., Krey, V. , Godoy León, M.F., Martinez, L., Masanet, E., Mastrucci, A. , Min, J. , Niamir, L. , Pelz, S. , Roy, J., Saheb, Y., Schaeffer, R., Ürge-Vorsatz, D., van Ruijven, B. , Shimoda, Y., Verdolini, E., Wiese, F., Yamaguchi, Y., Zell-Ziegler, C., & Zimm, C. (2024). High with low: Harnessing the power of demand-side solutions for high wellbeing with low energy and material demand. Joule 8 (1) 1-6. 10.1016/j.joule.2023.12.014.

Kriegler, E., Strefler, J., Gulde, R., Angelkorte, G., Bauer, N., Baptista, L., Dessens, O., Emmerling, J., Tavoni, M., Fragkos, P., Fragiadakis, D., Giannousakis, A., Guivarch, C., Harmsen, M., Humpenöder, F., Lefèvre, J., Mastrucci, A. , Nawaz, A., Schaeffer, R., Tagomori, I., van Heerden, R., Pettifor, H., van Ruijven, B. , van Vuuren, D., Wilson, C. , Yeh, S., & Zuber, S. (2023). How to achieve a rapid, fair, and efficient transformation to net zero emissions. Policy findings from the NAVIGATE project. The NAVIGATE consortium