Valentina is a research engineer in building physics with a background in thermo-mechanical engineering. Her main research focuses on moisture transfer within internally insulated solid walls. She worked on the research and development of an internal wall insulation system, using laboratory experiments and in-situ measurements.
Her EngD project, sponsored by Natural Building Technologies, aims at developing a framework for the probabilistic moisture risk assessment of internal wall insulation. A tool based on the framework could help designers making informed decisions about insulation strategies during retrofit projects.