Prof. Laura Bellia

Prof. Laura Bellia

University of Naples Federico II

Associate Editor

Dr. Laura Bellia is a full professor in the Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Naples Federico II. Since 2014 she is Official Member of the CIE Division 1 (Commissione Internationale de L'Eclairage): Vision and Color, representing Italy. She acted as Judge online in 2010, 2011 and 2014 for IESNA (Illuminating Engineering Society of North America)Illumination Awards. She is designated as member of "Board of Directors" representing Italy in the International Conference "Lux Europa" for the period 2013-2017. she is a member of several orgnizations: AIDI, IESNA , AICARR, CIE Italy, CIE, SIOF, and IBPSA Italy member. Her interests of research are about environmental controls with particular attention towards thermal and hygrometric conditions and lighting. Lighting represents today her main interest and her research activity is focused on analysis of visual environment, visual comfort, color quality and non visual effects of light. Furthermore, she is now carrying out experimental researches about perceived and measured colors under LED sources with different correlated color temperature. Read more ...

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Research Interests

  • Environmental controls (visual environment, visual comfort, color quality and non visual effects of light)
  • Effect of light on humans in presence of light sources (LED, fluorescent and daylight)
  • Luminance maps analysis and luminance-brightness relationships
  • Energy savings in heating and air conditioning of buildings as evaporative cooling techniques
  • Building physics and lighting design

Selected Publications

The impact of the software’s choice on dynamic daylight simulations’ results: A comparison between Daysim and 3ds Max Design®

Journal: Solar Energy

Published: 2015 | External link

Photometric characterisation of small sources with high dynamic range illuminance mapping

Journal: Lighting Research and Technology

Published: 2014 | External link

Daylighting offices: A first step toward an analysis of photobiological effects for design practice purposes

Journal: Building and Environment

Published: 2014 | External link

A coupled numerical approach on museum air conditioning: Energy and fluid-dynamic analysis

Journal: Applied Energy

Published: 2013 | External link

Effects of solar shading devices on energy requirements of standalone office buildings for Italian climates

Journal: Applied Thermal Engineering

Published: 2013 | External link

Lit environments quality: A software for the analysis of luminance maps obtained with the HDR imaging technique

Journal: Energy and Buildings

Published: 2013 | External link

Lighting in educational environments: An example of a complete analysis of the effects of daylight and electric light on occupants

Journal: Building and Environment

Published: 2013 | External link

From radiometry to circadian photometry: A theoretical approach

Journal: Building and Environment

Published: 2013 | External link

Illuminance measurements through HDR imaging photometry in scholastic environment

Journal: Energy and Buildings

Published: 2011 | External link

Lighting in indoor environments: Visual and non-visual effects of light sources with different spectral power distributions

Journal: Building and Environment

Published: 2011 | External link