Stefano De Antonellis

Associate Professor at the Department of Energy of Politecnico di Milano, he holds a Master degree in Mechanical Engineering and a PhD in Energy Engineering. His research is related to Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems for low energy buildings, with a particular focus on open Desiccant Evaporative Cooling (DEC) cycles driven by low temperature heat sources. At present he mainly works, through physical modelling and experimental analysis, on the development of indirect evaporative coolers, of air-to-air heat exchangers and of innovative devices for air dehumidification and humidification based on sorption materials and membranes. The research activity focuses on the effective integration of cooling, heating and power (CHP) systems, with particular interest to ones based on Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells (PEMFCs), in industrial, commercial and residential applications. Since 2007, he has been involved in several private and public projects. He is co-author of about fifty articles and papers in international journals and conferences and author of one patent. He is teaching “Fundamentals of air conditioning” at the Degree Course in Energy Engineering and he is scientific responsible of the “Air Handling Unit” research line and of “DEC_Lab” activities of the group.

List of main Publications

Istitutional Webpage

  • E-mail:
  • Phone: +39 02 23993823
  • Address: Politecnico di Milano, Dipartimento di Energia – Via Lambruschini, 4 – 20156 Milan – Italy