CATERINA MELE

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Associate Professor

Member (Commissione Contribuzione e Progettualità Studentesca)
Member (Board of Governors)
Member of Interdepartmental Center (R3C - Responsible Risk Resilience Centre)
Green Team Member (Green Team)

+39 0110905316 / 5316 (DISEG)

Work Esperience

Sector: Research, High Education

Occupation or position held:

Associate Professor at Politecnico di Torino, Department of Structural, Geotechnical and Building Engineering (DISEG), Area 08/C1 – ICAR10, since 2016; She teach Historic building technology at Bachelor’s Degree in Ingegneria Edile (Building Engineering) of the Politecnico di Torino and Environmental Technology at Master’s Degree of Progettazione delle Aree Verdi e del Paesaggio (Green Areas and Landscape Design), Politecnico di Torino, University of Torino, University of Genova, Politecnico di Milano Consortium;

Assistant Professor at Politecnico di Torino, Department of Building Engineering and Territorial Systems (DISET), then DISEG, from 2004 to 2015; She teach Building technology at the Bachelor’s Degree in Building Engineering and Master’s Degree in Building Engineering since the academic year 2004-2005;

Adjunct Professor at the faculty of Architecture of the Politecnico di Torino and at the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Parma from 2002 to 2003; Lecturer of Building technology;

External staff, supporting teaching and research 1999 to 2002

Adjunct Professor at the Faculty of Engineering of the Politecnico di Torino from 1997 to 1998; Lecturer of Building technology;

Education and academic qualifications

2012 – National Scientific Qualification, level of Associate Professor

1999-2002 – Research Grant, Politecnico di Torino, Faculty of Engineering on the topic “Indagini sul recupero dei materiali e manufatti caratterizzanti gli edifici del Movimento Moderno. Le restrizioni autarchiche, la sperimentazione in campo tecnologico e lo sfruttamento delle materie prime”;

1998 -1999 - Research Contract, Politecnico di Torino, Department of Building Engineering and Territorial Systems (DISET) on the topic “Gli aspetti interdisciplinari della cultura politecnica”;

1988 – PhD in Building Engineering with a thesis entitled “L’intervento sul costruito e l’approccio interdisciplinare della cultura politecnica”;

1994 - 1997 - Winner of a Ministerial Scholarship, she attends the PhD Program in Building Engineering (X Cycle) at Politecnico di Torino;

1992 – 1994 - Winner of a Research Grant from the National Research Council (CNR) of “Progetto Finalizzato Edilizia, sottoprogetto 1. Processo e Procedure sul tema: “Metodologie di analisi e sviluppo di procedure, progetti e tecnologie sperimentali in edilizia” which she carries out at the Politecnico di Torino, Department of Building Engineering and Territorial Systems (DISET);

1988 - Graduated with honors in Architecture (five years) at the Faculty of Architecture of the Politecnico di Torino.

Institutional offices and roles

Member of the Departmental Board (2012-2015);

Member of the Academic Senate of the Politecnico di Torino (2015-2016);

Member of the Board of Directors of the Politecnico di Torino (2016 – current to 2024);

Member of the public party delegation (Delegazione di Parte Pubblica) of the Politecnico di Torino (2016-2020);

Member of the Politecnico Green Team Office (2019 – current to 2024);

Educational roles and activity

Member of the Board of Ingegneria Edile (Building Engineering) and the Board of Pianificazione e Progettazione (Planning and Design) of Politecnico di Torino (current, from 2004)

Joint in the project of Doctorado en Arquitectura para el Siglo XXI Facultad de Arquitectura y Urbanismo – Universidad Nacional del Nordeste (FAU UNNE), Corrientes, Argentina; Coordinator prof. Daniel Edgardo De Vedoya, with an educational module (30 hours) “Ciudad y edificios existentes: cultura, técnica y sostenibilidad. Fundamentos teóricos y problemas de intervención “ (current, in process of accreditation)

Member of the Scientific Board of R3C (Responsible, Risk Resilience Centre), Interdisciplinary Research Centre of Politecnico di Torino (current, from dice

Scientific branch ICAR/10 - ARCHITETTURA TECNICA
(Area 0008 - Ingegneria civile e Architettura)
Identifiers ORCID: 0000-0003-3459-6060
Research topics
  • Bioclimatica e Movimento Moderno
  • Costruzione sostenibile: l'approccio biomimetico e le soluzioni basate sulla Natura applicate alla progettazione edilizia e architettonica
Skills and keywords

ERC sectors

SH7_6 - Environmental and climate change, societal impact and policy SH5_10 - Ethics; social and political philosophy SH5_6 - History of art and architecture, arts-based research

SDG

Goal 13: Climate action Goal 4: Quality education Goal 11: Sustainable cities and communities

Keywords

Architettura tecnica Cultura politecnica Progettazione del paesaggio Progettazione sostenibile Storia della città Storia delle tecniche costruttive Tecnologia della costruzione
Scientific responsibilities and other assignments

Fellowships

Editorial boards

  • Revista de Biomimesis (2022-), Editor of magazine, editorial series, encyclopaedia
  • Collana Studi e ricerche sul paesaggio (2019-2025), Scientific Committee member
  • Arquitecno (1994-2030), Scientific Committee member

Conferences

  • Colloquiate 2019 - ColloquiATe 2019: Ingegno e costruzione nell’epoca della complessità/ Ar.Tec. ColloquiATe 2019: Ingegno e costruzione nell’epoca della complessità, Italia, 25/9-28/6 2019, Program committee
  • Science and the Future 2/ Politecnico di Torino, Italia, 12-16/11/2018, Program committee
  • Science and the Future/ Politecnico di Torino, Italia, 28-31/10/2013, Program committee

Research networks