Gianni Comini

Born in Udine, graduated in Mechanical Engineering, Summa cum Laude at the University of Padua (1967) and served as Assistant Professor and Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Padua (1967 - 1975), and as Full Professor of Technical Physics at the Universities of Trieste (1975 - 1979) and Udine (1979 - 2010). Upon his retirement, he has been appointed head of the Energy and Environment Department at CISM (International Centre for Mechanical Sciences of Udine - http://www.cism.it/departments/energy-and-environment/). His aim now is to promote energy-saving practices and technologies through technical publications, seminars, online activities, industrial collaborations and advice on environmentally sustainable design.

He has authored about 200 scientific publications that include several university textbooks, 4 edited books, 78 papers in refereed international journals and 43 communications to international congresses. His textbooks on Energy Technology, Applied Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer are adopted in many Italian Universities, and his efforts to disseminate unbiased information on key energy and environmental issues have received wide appreciation.

He is on the editorial board highly reputed international journals on computational engineering, such as: “Numerical Heat Transfer - Part A and Part B”, “International Journal of Numerical Methods for Heat & Fluid Flow”, “International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids” and “Computational Thermal Sciences”. He is routinely invited to join the International Scientific Committees of heat transfer and fluid mechanics conferences, and he is also a frequent reviewer for over 30 international journals concerned with various engineering fields.

His consulting engineering references include the reduction of power consumption in household appliances, the enhancement of convection in compact heat-exchangers and the responsibility for the design of heating and air conditioning systems in buildings of historical, social and technical importance.