Daniel Aelenei is a professor of building physics and building technical services at the Department of Civil Engineering and senior researcher at Centre of Technology and Systems (CTS) of the “Universidade Nova” of Lisbon, Portugal.

He is responsible for graduate and postgraduate courses and for supervision of dissertations in energy efficiency of buildings. He studied civil engineering at the Technical University “Gheorghe Asachi” of Iasi, Romania, and in 2004 achieved his PhD at the “Instituto Superior Técnico” of the Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal, in the field of passive cooling design and technologies for housing.

The research of Daniel Aelenei is focused on the low-energy buildings and in particular on net zero energy performance of buildings and on the physical characteristics of buildings affecting the indoor environment and in turn the occupant´s comfort and health.