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Research Interests

  • Sustainable mobility
  • Thermal management
  • Modeling and optimisation
  • Reinforcement learning
  • Machine learning
  • Cyber-physical systems
  • Solar vehicle engineering


As part of the EnergyREV project, Luigi is working on overcoming the barriers to the adoption of artificial intelligence, distributed control and sophisticated sensing and modelling techniques in UK energy infrastructures.  

His PhD investigated the best methods to reduce energy use in battery electric vehicles, while maintaining at least the same level of passenger comfort and performance. This research will make a significant contribution to improving the optimisation of Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning systems (HVAC) and positively impact on the energy consumption of electric vehicles.  

As a former visiting PhD student at Coventry University, Luigi used the Horizon 20202 DOMUS project data, to develop a fast simulation of the thermal environment inside a Nissan Leaf. This opportunity has given him the knowledge of AI, data-driven methods and reinforcement learning (RL) using an open-source framework of tools ranging from Emacs to OpenAI. 

As a volunteer, he has been a Member of the Onda Solare team since 2018. He participated in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge 2019 in the Cruiser class with the solar vehicle prototype Emilia 4 LT. With the same vehicle, he participated in the iLumen European Solar Challenge 2021 and 2022. He is currently involved in the development of the new solar vehicle Emilia 5. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Education/Academic qualification

Energy Engineering, MSc, Universita di Bologna

Award Date: 20 Dec 2018

External positions

PhD Student, Universita di Bologna

1 Nov 2019 → …

R&D Engineer, Onda Solare

2018 → …


  • TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
  • Thermal Management
  • Electric Vehicles
  • Low-Cost Sensors
  • Reinforcement Learning
  • Cyber Physical Systems
  • AI
  • Air Quality
  • Modeling


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