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Alessio Mastrucci joined the IIASA Energy (ENE) Program as a Research Scholar in August 2016. At IIASA, he is working on the analysis of energy demand in the building sector, energy and human development linkages, and emission pathways for poverty eradication in the Global South. His research interests include investigating the energy and environmental implications of bridging the housing deficit in developing countries and reducing the vulnerability to heat stress by improved access to energy-efficient housing and cooling technologies. His methods include energy demand models for buildings, thermal comfort analysis, and life cycle assessment (LCA).
Dr. Mastrucci holds a PhD in "Buildings, Architecture and Structures" and a master’s degree in "Building Engineering & Architecture" achieved at the Universita Politecnica delle Marche (Italy). Before joining IIASA, he worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Universita Politecnica delle Marche (Italy) and the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (Luxembourg), and was involved in national and European research projects. His postdoctoral research focused on the development of a framework integrating energy modeling, LCA and geographical information systems (GIS) to assess the energy and environmental performance of urban housing stocks and support carbon mitigation in European cities.
Last update: 12-DEC-2019
Mastrucci A , Marvuglia A, Benetto E, & Leopold U (2020). A spatio-temporal life cycle assessment framework for building renovation scenarios at the urban scale. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 126: e109834. DOI:10.1016/j.rser.2020.109834.
Mastrucci A , Min J, Usubiaga-Liaño A, & Rao N (2020). A Framework for Modelling Consumption-Based Energy Demand and Emission Pathways. Environmental Science & Technology 54 (3): 1799-1807. DOI:10.1021/acs.est.9b05968.
Rao N , Min J, & Mastrucci A (2019). Energy requirements for decent living in India, Brazil and South Africa. Nature Energy 4 (12): 1025-1032. DOI:10.1038/s41560-019-0497-9.
Mastrucci A , Byers E , Rao N , Pachauri S , & Riahi K (2019). Lack of thermal comfort as a dimension of energy poverty: Towards an SDG for space cooling? In: Global Sustainable Development Goals in a Mediatized World, 4-5 April 2019, Vienna, Austria.
Mastrucci A , Byers E , Pachauri S , & Rao N (2019). Improving the SDG energy poverty targets: residential cooling needs in the Global South. Energy and Buildings 186: 405-415. DOI:10.1016/j.enbuild.2019.01.015.
Huppmann D , Gidden M, Fricko O , Kolp P, Orthofer C, Pimmer M, Kushin N, Vinca A , et al. (2019). The MESSAGEix Integrated Assessment Model and the ix modeling platform (ixmp). Environmental Modelling & Software 112: 143-156. DOI:10.1016/j.envsoft.2018.11.012.
Mastrucci A & Rao N (2019). Bridging India’s housing gap: lowering costs and CO2 emissions. Building Research & Information 47 (1): 8-23. DOI:10.1080/09613218.2018.1483634.
Rao N , Mastrucci A , & Min J (2018). Applying LCA to Estimate Development Energy Needs: The Cases of India and Brazil. In: Designing Sustainable Technologies, Products and Policies. Eds. Benetto, E., Gericke, K. & Guiton, M., pp. 397-406 Cham, Switzerland: Springer. ISBN 978-3-319-66981-610.1007/978-3-319-66981-6_44.
Mastrucci A & Rao N (2017). Decent housing in the developing world: Reducing life-cycle energy requirements. Energy and Buildings 152: 629-642. DOI:10.1016/j.enbuild.2017.07.072.
Rao N , Min J, Mastrucci A , & Pachauri S (2017). Decent Living Energy: How much energy do we ‘need’ to provide minimum living standards to all? In: IIASA Institutional Evaluation 2017, 27 February-1 March 2017, IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria.
Willaarts B , Langan S , Balkovic J , Burek P , Byers E , Deppermann A, Gidden M, Greve P, et al. (2017). Integrated Solutions for Water, Energy and Land Progress report 2. United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
Mastrucci A , Baume O, Stazi F, & Leopold U (2016). A GIS-based statistical approach to prioritize the retrofit of housing stocks at the urban scale. Journal of Energy Challenges and Mechanics 3 (4): 186-190.
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