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Dr Agnese Salvati

Dr Agnese Salvati
Research Fellow


I am an Architectural Engineer specialised in climate and urban building energy modelling.

In 2016, I have completed a joint PhD programme between Sapienza University of Rome and University of Catalonia, Spain. Over the last two years, I have carried out research activities at the Cambridge Architectural Research Ltd (Cambridge, UK), Catholic University of the North (Antofagasta, Chile) and Oxford Brookes University (Oxford, UK).

I'm currently working in the team 'Resource Efficient Future Cities' at the Institute of Energy Futures at Brunel University on the EPSR project "Urban albedo computation in high latitudes: An experimental approach" (EP/P02517X/1), in collaboration with  University of Kent and Loughborough University. The project is aimed at developing an empirical model able to predict changes in urban albedo in relation to changes in urban fabric and solar altitude with a specific focus on advanced materials.


2016: Double PhD degree (joint program) in Architecture, Energy and Environment from Polytechnic University of Catalonia, School of Architecture of Barcelona & Engineering-based Architecture and Urban Planning form Sapienza University of Rome, Civil and Industrial Engineering

2012: Master’s degree in Architecture and Building Engineering from Sapienza University of Rome, Italy


I am responsible for the modelling part of the EPSRC project, aimed at investigating the impact of microclimatic albedo choices on the performance of low carbon design solutions in terms of energy use and indoor thermal comfort using CFD and Dynamic thermal simulation models. 

Newest selected publications

Salvati, A., Monti, P., Coch, H. and Cecere, C. (2019) 'Climatic performance of urban textures: Analysis tools for a Mediterranean urban context'. Energy and Buildings, 185. pp. 162 - 179. ISSN: 0378-7788 Open Access Link

Journal article

Palme, M., Inostroza, L. and Salvati, A. (2018) 'Technomass and cooling demand in South America: a superlinear relationship?'. Building Research and Information, 46 (8). pp. 864 - 880. ISSN: 0961-3218 Open Access Link

Journal article

Palme, M. and Salvati, A. (2018) 'UWG -TRNSYS simulation coupling for Urban Building Energy modeling'.Building Simulation and Optimization 2018 - BSO18. Cambridge, UK.Open Access Link

Conference paper

Morganti, M., Salvati, A., Coch, H. and Cecere, C. (2017) 'Urban morphology indicators for solar energy analysis'. Energy Procedia, 134. pp. 807 - 814. ISSN: 1876-6102 Open Access Link

Journal article

Salvati, A., Palme, M. and Inostroza, L. (2017) 'Key Parameters for Urban Heat Island Assessment in A Mediterranean Context: A Sensitivity Analysis Using the Urban Weather Generator Model'. IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, 245 (8). pp. 082055 - 082055. ISSN: 1757-8981 Open Access Link

Journal article
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