Gianluca Rodono

Postdoctoral Researcher

University of Catania




Gianluca Rodono is PhD in “Evaluation and Mitigation of Urban and Land Risks”.  After a master degree in Building Engineering and Architecture, he started his researching experience in the field of innovative architectural materials and technologies at the University of Catania (Italy). He has developed his thesis as visiting researcher at the Institute of Architecture and Technology of the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation (KADK) in Copenhagen.  His interest is focused on kinetic and lightweight components with parametric approach to link their morphology and performance. On the topics he has carried out didactic and research activities at the Norvegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim and the Universidad Polytechnical de Madrid (UPM). He is currently a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Catania. He collaborates with the Building Construction II course and with the Sustainable Design Technologies course dealing with the parametric architecture module. He is a member of the Enabling Technologies for Architecture Laboratory, ETA Lab. He has participated in international design competitions and received awards.

Area of Interests

Innovative building technologies; Adaptive building envelope; Parametric design; Kinetic building component; Sustainable building design; History of construction technologies; Building refurbishment