Stefano Landini


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Personal profile

Key Research Interests

My research areas are electrical and thermal energy systems and storage integration, renewable energy technologies, heat transfer, thermal management, phase change cooling, energy/exergy/economic analysis and optimisation of energy systems.


Dr. Stefano Landini completed a BSc in Energy Engineering in 2012 and a MSc in Energy Engineering and Power Production in 2014 at Polytechnic of Milan with distinction. His MSc thesis, in collaboration with Sorgenia Spa, focused on geothermal binary systems. He completed with distinction a MSc in Renewable Energy Engineering at Heriot-Watt University in 2016 with a thesis on wind farms availability in collaboration with Natural Power Ltd. He was awarded a PhD in Mechanical Engineering on Thermal Management of Li-Ion cells at Heriot-Watt University in 2020. He completed a postdoc in solar thermal collectors optimisation at Heriot-Watt University in collaboration with SolarisKit Ltd. Currently, he has research collaborations with nESSI Heriot-Watt University, CC Thermal Energy Storage Hochschule Luzern, and University of Padova. 

Academic Background

  1. Electrical and thermal energy systems and storage integration

  2. Renewable energy technologies,

  3. Heat transfer, thermal management, phase change cooling

  4. Energy/exergy/economic analysis and optimisation of energy systems.

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 5 - Gender Equality
  • 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

Doctor of Engineering, Heriot-Watt University

1 Sep 201730 Aug 2020

Award Date: 15 Apr 2021

Master in Science, Heriot-Watt University

1 Sep 20151 Sep 2016

Award Date: 1 Sep 2016

Master in Science, Politecnico di Milano

1 Sep 202122 Dec 2014

Award Date: 22 Dec 2014

Bachelor of Engineering, Politecnico di Milano

1 Sep 20091 Sep 2012

Award Date: 1 Sep 2012

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