Roberto Giordano

Full Professor
Department of Architecture and Design (DAD)


Research interests

Advanced and sustainable manufacturing
Building and construction eco-rating
Circular economy
Design for recycling and reuse
Embodied carbon (ec) and embodied energy (ee)
Life cycle assessment (lca)
Nature based solutions and architecture
Whole life-cycle carbon (wlc)


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Scientific branch

(Area 0008 - Civil engineering and architecture)

Research topics

  • Carbon emissions accounting (Embodied Carbon) of products, buildings and infrastructures
  • Circular Construction: Circular principles in the construction sector; design and development of new materials based on byproducts and waste
  • Life Cycle Assessment: environmental effects study (e.g. Global Warming Potential, Non renewable resources depletion) of products and systems
  • Nature-Based Solutions: design and developing of Living Wall Systems and Rain Gardens


ERC sectors

PE8_3 - Civil engineering, architecture, maritime/hydraulic engineering, geotechnics, waste treatment
SH2_7 - Environmental and climate change, societal impact and policy
PE8_12 - Lightweight construction, textile technology
PE8_11 - Sustainable design (for recycling, for environment, eco-design)


Goal 11: Sustainable cities and communities
Goal 13: Climate action

Awards and Honors

  • Premio per lo Sviluppo Sostenibile conferred by Fondazione per lo Sviluppo Sostenibile ed Ecomondo, Italy (2013)

Other research or teaching roles outside Politecnico

  • Ricercatore, presso Universidad Politécnica de Valencia (1/5/2013-9/5/2013)

Non-commercial collaboration agreements


Courses of Study Boards


Master of Science

MostraNascondi A.A. passati

Bachelor of Science

MostraNascondi A.A. passati

Teaching and training projects

Projects funded by commercial contracts


Research fields

Research projects

Projects funded by competitive calls

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Supervised PhD students


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