Alessandra is assistant professor in Façade Design and Engineering at TU Delft and a chartered engineer in Italy and the UK. In her professional activity, she has been working in wide range of different buildings and facades, from modern flagship buildings such as “La Nuvola” (Rome) to the refurbishment of the historical buildings of the Quirinale in Rome. She has a Masters’ degree in Building Engineering and Architecture from La Sapienza University of Rome and an MPhil in Energy Technologies from the Department of Engineering at the University of Cambridge. She has also obtained a PhD from the University of Cambridge by researching occupant-centred design and operation of facades. Her research was awarded with the Future Cities Fellowship at the University of Cambridge and funded by Arup, Permasteelisa and EPSRC. She collaborates with regional energy policy makers, the International Energy Agency, the CIE and CIBSE in linking evidence and innovation to policy. Currently, principal investigator or work package leader in the following European projects Smarteestory, Multicare and OpenFace.