Valter Giaretto

Full Professor
Department of Energy (DENERG)

  • Member of Interdepartmental Center PolitoBIOMed Lab - Biomedical Engineering Lab


Research interests

Appropriate technologies and systems for sustainable human development
Thermal properties
Thermoelectric equipment


Valter Giaretto, born in Turin on 9 September 1956, residing in Turin in via Baretti 19, married to Lucilla Castellani, two children, Francesco and Florinda. Technical High School Diploma (1975), Degree in Civil Engineering (1983), University Researcher (1990), Associate Professor (1997), Full Professor (2005). The didactic tasks concern, and have in particular concerned, the basic engineering courses focused on applied thermodynamics and heat transfer. In the post-graduate period (1983-1990), prior to taking up service as a university researcher and in the role of external collaborator, the research activities have been pointed out to the energy and thermo-fluid dynamics aspects according to the system approach (territory, industrial plants and aereaulic networks of tunnels). During the university career (1990 - today), the research activities have been primarily focused on transport phenomena. Theoretical and experimental approaches were oriented to the determination of thermophysical properties (conductivity, diffusivity, and specific heat), thermo-optical properties (extinction for in -scattering and absorption) and thermoelectric properties (Seebeck coefficient of bulk semiconductors). In addition to this main research activity, others have concerned the verification of the dimensional stability of mechanical devices made of composite materials (CFRP, Titanium – Honeycomb), the thermo-fluid dynamics of complex aereaulic networks and, lately, cryogenic probes for cardiological applications.

Scientific branch

(Area 0009 - Industrial and information engineering)


ERC sectors

PE11_14 - Computational methods for materials engineering
PE3_3 - Transport properties of condensed matter


Goal 7: Affordable and clean energy
Goal 11: Sustainable cities and communities


Collegi of the PhD programmes

  • INGEGNERIA INDUSTRIALE, 2015/2016 (32. ciclo)
    Università degli Studi di ROMA "Tor Vergata"
  • INGEGNERIA INDUSTRIALE, 2014/2015 (31. ciclo)
    Università degli Studi di ROMA "Tor Vergata"
  • INGEGNERIA INDUSTRIALE, 2013/2014 (30. ciclo)
    Università degli Studi di ROMA "Tor Vergata"
  • ERGONOMIA, 2003/2004 (20. ciclo)
    Università degli Studi di TORINO
  • ERGONOMIA, 2002/2003 (19. ciclo)
    Università degli Studi di TORINO
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Collegi of the degree programmes


Master of Science

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Bachelor of Science

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Research groups

Research projects

Projects funded by competitive calls

Projects funded by commercial contracts


Last years publications

PoliTO co-authors

Publications by type

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Society and Enterprise

Patents and other intellectual properties

  • Frequency domain method and device to measure series resistance, inductance and figure of merit of thermoelectric devices. national and international Patent
    Inventors: Andrea De Marchi Valter Giaretto