Maria Ferrara

Fixed-term assistant professor
Department of Energy (DENERG)

  • Member Academic Senate
  • Member of Interdepartmental Center Ec-L - Energy Center Lab
  • Member University Regulations Team
  • Member Osservatorio permanente di Ateneo per il monitoraggio della filiera accademica


Research interests

Building energy design optimization
Building simulation
Nearly zero energy buildings
Thermal comfort


ERC sectors

PE8_3 - Civil engineering, architecture, maritime/hydraulic engineering, geotechnics, waste treatment
PE8_6 - Energy processes engineering


Goal 3: Good health and well-being
Goal 7: Affordable and clean energy
Goal 11: Sustainable cities and communities
Goal 13: Climate action

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Awards and Honors

  • PREMIO AICARR TESI DI LAUREA conferred by AICARR, Italy (2014)
  • Premio Optime conferred by Unione Industriale di Torino, Italy (2014)
  • Best poster award conferred by AIIA - Italian Society of Agricultural Engineering, Italy (2015)
  • Siebel Scholar - Energy Science conferred by Siebel Scholars Foundation, Italy (2016)
  • Ermenegildo Zegna Founder’s Scholarship conferred by Gruppo Zegna, Italy (2016)


  • Steering Committe member - IBPSA-Italy (International Building Performance Simulation association - sezione italiana), Italia (2022-2025)
  • Fellow - Siebel Scholar Foundation, Stati Uniti (2016-2070)
    Siebel Scholar in Energy Science

Editorial boards

  • SCIENTIFIC REPORTS (2024-), Editorial board member
  • SUSTAINABLE CITIES AND SOCIETY (2023-), Editorial board member
  • FRONTIERS IN ENERGY EFFICIENCY (2022-), Associate Editor of magazine or editorial series


Collegi of the degree programmes


Master of Science

MostraNascondi A.A. passati

Bachelor of Science

MostraNascondi A.A. passati


Research groups

Research projects

Projects funded by commercial contracts


PoliTO co-authors

Publications by type

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