Welcome from the Chair
I am pleased to invite you to the Buildings 2022 Young Investigator Award Ceremony that will be held online between 9:00 and 11:00 am CST on July 19, 2022.
The Buildings journal has organized the Young Investigator Award since 2020, aiming to recognize young investigators for their excellence in the field of building structures, materials, repair/renovation, building energy, physics, environment, systems, architectural design, urban science, real estate, construction management, and computers/digitization.
The Award Committee selected the 2022 winners from a high number of highly qualified candidates, based on the candidates’ academic background/potential, the their research’s relevance to the topics covered by Buildings, the innovative aspects of their research, and the strength of their references.
In this ceremony, we will have the opportunity to learn more about the winners and listen to their presentations on their latest outstanding research achievements.
Professor David Arditi
Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology
|Prof. Dr. DAVID ARDITI (Chair)
David Arditi is a Professor Emeritus of Civil and Architectural Engineering at Illinois Institute of Technology. He is the founder of the Construction Engineering and Management Program at Illinois Tech. The program has a solid reputation in the industry and the academic research community.
Dr. Benedetto Nastasi
Dr. Benedetto Nastasi, Architectural and Building Engineer, is an Assistant Professor in Smart Energy Systems for the Built Environment at the Department of Planning, Design and Technology of Architecture at Sapienza University of Rome, Italy. Dr. Benedetto Nastasi's research interests are innovative energy systems from the building to urban scale, transition pathways to a zero-carbon built environment, pioneering hydrogen applications, and open data and energy analytics.
Dr. Umberto Berardi
Dr. Berardi is Canada Research Chair in Building Science, Full Professor, and Director of the BeTOP center at Toronto Metropolitan University in Canada and Professor at Politecnico di Bari Italy. Dr. Berardi has an extensive publication record, including 150 peer-reviewed journals, 130 international conference papers, and five books. Dr. Berardi’s publications have received over 12,000 citations in Google Scholar, where he has an h-index of 50. Dr. Berardi has a body of funded research comprising over $2.5M in government and private sector sponsored research.
Acceptance Speeches from the Winners
|Prof. Dr. Benedetto Nastasi
|Department of Planning, Design & Technology of Architecture, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
|"Pleased to be awarded as Best Young Investigator in Building Science and happy to share the award with an estimated colleague. This important achievement is a further motivation to continue working in the field of Sustainable Built Environment I am passionate about and to collaborate with Buildings MDPI.
I am thankful to my family who supports and endures my academic career and the amazing people I interacted with."
|Dr. Umberto Berardi
|Canada Research Chair in Building Science at Toronto Metropolitan University, Canada
"I am greatly honored to receive this prestigious award from Buildings and the entire MDPI family. As you consider me "Young" helps and motivates me! I want to thank my family, my tireless wife Paola, and my four kids, who are the key motivation behind the focus on what I love. Finally, this achievement follows the dedication of great students, who I had the pleasure to mentor, and that are the hands behind my studies and results."
Winner presentation: Prof. Dr. Umberto Berardi
Winner presentation: Dr. Benedetto Nastasi
Title: Smart Hydrogen Energy Systems for the Built Environment
This is a FREE webinar. The number of participants to the live session is limited but the recording will be made available on Sciforum shortly afterwards. Registrations with academic institutional email addresses will be prioritized.