Niko Gentile

Associate Senior Lecturer, PhD, Licentiate, MSc in Environmental Engineering

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Architectural Engineering
  • Applied Psychology


  • lighting, lighting controls, energy efficiency, circadian rhythm, energy saving, daylighting, light


In the past eight years, Niko has been working in the field of lighting and daylighting, mixing technical and observed-based evaluation. He blends his background in engineering with principles and methods from the domains of environmental psychology and architecture.

His research focuses on the role of user in driving energy saving for integrated daylighting and electric lighting solutions, targeting mainly at the role of controls.

He participated in the International Energy Agency (IEA) SHC Task 50 and he is currently leading Subtask D of IEA SHC Task 61 / EBC Annex 77 together with Prof Werner Osterhaus, Aarhus University. He recently co-authored the book "Daylighting and lighting under a nordic sky", available in most of online book shops.


Recent research outputs

Claudia Naves David Amorim, Niko Gentile, Werner Osterhaus & Sergio Altomonte, 2021 Mar 9, PLEA 2020 - Planning Post Carbon Cities: Proceedings of the 35th International Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture. Rodriguez Álvarez, J. & Soares Gonçalves, J. C. (eds.). A Coruña: University of A Coruña, Vol. 3. p. 1739-1744

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingPaper in conference proceeding

Tullio de Rubeis, Francesco Smarra, Niko Gentile, Alessandro D'Innocenzo, Dario Ambrosini & Domenica Paoletti, 2020 Nov 30, In: Science and Technology for the Built Environment. 0, 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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