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Mr Fabio Favoino


Fabio Favoino

Research Student

Academic Division: Civil Engineering

Research group: Structures

Telephone: +44 1223 3 32693


Research interests

Fabio Favoino main research interest is to enhance the achievement of Zero Energy/Emission Building target by means of adaptive and responsive building envelope technologies and materials. This research project is carried out within the gFT (glass and façade technology) research group.

The research is divided in three main areas:

  • Technology: feasibility study for new product development for a glazed adaptive building envelope unit, for office and residential application.  
  • Evaluation: how to evaluate the increased value (energy, costs and comfort) related to an adaptive building envelope, post occupancy evaluation and experimental thermal-optical characterization of dynamic building envelope systems.
  • Design: how to properly design and optimize adaptive building envelope system in respect to its thermal-optical characteristics. Multi-objective optimization of the building envelope performance (Thermal + Structural)

Strategic themes

Energy, transport and urban infrastructure

Design, evaluation and characterization of new dynamic building envelope technologies that enhance the achievement of the NZEB target.

Research projects

PhD project funded by Wintech and EPSRC, S+G Innovative Steel Glass composite structures for high-performance building skins.

Teaching activity

Building Physics

Other positions

IBPSA Italy pilgrim father member


Fabio Favoino achieved the BSc and MSc in Building Engineering at the Technical University of Turin (Politecnico di Torino), Italy. During the MSc he took part to a one-year LLP-Erasmus student exchange program at the Civil Engineering Department of TU Delft (the Netherlands). He was awarded by the ASP Alta Scuola Politecnica, excellence master course, with the Double MSc at Politecnico di Torino and Milano, due to his successful participation to a multidisciplinary project about Smart Infrastructure (applying tracking technologies to urban design and planning), which was awarded in the Berkeley Mobile Competition finalist at the Barcelona World Mobile Congress in 2011.

His MSc thesis "Evaluation of innovative ACTRESS, ACTive RESponsive and Solar, façade through dynamic energy simulation" was awarded with the AICARR (Italian Association of Heating, Cooling and Air Conditioning) thesis award in 2010 and listed in the REHVA (EU Refrigeration Heating and Ventilation Association) finalist of 2011.

He worked as a Research Assistant within the TEBE (Technology Energy Building Environment) research group at the Department of Energy of the Politecnico di Torino, Italy from Gen 2011 to Dec 2012. He started his PhD in Energetics (not completed) in Gen 2012 at the Politecnico di Torino under the supervision of Prof. Marco Perino, until Gen 2013, when he was awarded with the EPSRC research bursary and moved to University of Cambridge.

Between 2010 and 2012 he worked also as a energy and building sustainability consultant for various firms in Italy.

He also teaches Simulation Based Design and HVAC technologies at IUAV University of Architecture of Venice (Italy), in the Master "Sustainable Building Processes".