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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

Kolokotroni, M. and Salvati, A. (2021) 'Comfort and Energy Implications of Urban Microclimate in High Latitudes', in Palme, M. and Salvati, A. (eds.) Urban Microclimate Modelling for Comfort and Energy Studies. Springer. ISBN 10: 3030654206. ISBN 13: 9783030654207.

Book chapter

Palme, M. and Salvati, A. (2021) 'Urban Microclimate Modelling for Comfort and Energy Studies'. Springer Nature. ISSN 10: 3030654214 ISSN 13: 9783030654214


Salvati, A., Kolokotroni, M., Kotopouleas, A., Watkins, R., Giridharan, R. and Nikolopoulou, M. (2020) 'Impact of urban albedo on microclimate: Computational investigation in London'.35th PLEA Conference, Sustainable Architecture and Urban Design, Planning Post Carbon Cities. A Coruna, Spain. 1 - 3 September.Open Access Link

Conference paper

Salvati, A. and Kolokotroni, M. (2020) 'Impact of urban albedo on microclimate and thermal comfort over a heat wave event in London'.11th Windsor Conference on Thermal Comfort: WINDSOR 2020: Resilient Comfort in a Heating World. Windsor, UK. 19 - 19 April. Proceedings of the 11th Windsor Conference on Thermal Comfort. pp. 566 - 578.Open Access Link

Conference paper

Salvati, A., Palme, M., Chiesa, G. and Kolokotroni, M. (2020) 'Built form, urban climate and building energy modelling: case-studies in Rome and Antofagasta'. Journal of Building Performance Simulation, 13 (2). pp. 209 - 225. ISSN: 1940-1493 Open Access Link

Journal article
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