Virginia Gori is a Research Associate in the physical characterisation of buildings at the RCUK Centre for Energy Epidemiology (UCL Energy Institute). Her PhD thesis, entitled “A novel method for the estimation of thermophysical properties of walls from short and seasonal-independent in-situ surveys”, combined Bayesian statistics, building physics and physical monitoring of in-situ buildings to evaluate the thermophysical performance of building elements.
Virginia has a keen interest in exploring the physics of buildings by means of monitoring campaigns, modelling and data analysis. She is also interested in energy demand reduction in the built environment and sustainable design, both at the urban and building level. Virginia’s research interests build on her engineering background, her master of research in energy demand studies, and previous research on the energy demand of urban neighbourhoods.