Marco Beccali (Palermo, 1967) has been working as a civil engineer (Palermo,1991). He received a Ph.D. degree in energy and environmental technologies for less developed countries (Milan,1994), he is an Associate Professor on applied physics and HVAC systems at the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Palermo, Italy. His main research interests are renewable energy systems implementation and diffusion, urban energy planning, building physics and energy simulation, thermal comfort techniques and strategies, as well as urban microclimate analysis. He was involved in several projects related to urban and energy planning, such as the Energy Master Plan for the Municipalities of Rome, Palermo, and Milan Hinterland, and for Regione Sicilia. He participated to several UE-funded research in the framework of THERMIE, SAVE, JOULE, and SAFE-MED programs. The last one was BRITA In Pubs “Bringing retrofit innovation to application in public buildings” BRITAin Pubs—I.P. UE-FP6, as local scientific coordinator (2004–2008). In the last twelve years, he has been working mainly on researches of solar heating and cooling systems, especially in open cycles for air conditioning. He has participated as an expert and subactivity coordinator at the IEA-SHC TASK 38—Solar Air Conditioning and Refrigeration and at the former Task 25 on the same topic and now on the new Task 48. He participated to many Congress Scientific Committees and has been Chairman of the 3° OTTI International Conference of Solar Air Conditioning held in Palermo, October 2009. He is referee for about twenty international scientific journals. He is representative for the Sicily of Associazione Italiana Condizionamento Climatizzazione e Riscaldamento (AICARR), the Italian REHVA correspondent. He is the author of four books and about 150 papers on scientific journals and conference proceedings.
Biography Updated on 31 July 2012