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Marco Cimillo

Associate Dean for Learning and Teaching


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Personal profile

Personal profile

Marco Cimillo is an Associate Professor at the Department of Architecture and is currently serving as Associate Dean of LT of the Design School, Chair of the University Curriculum Review Panel, and Deputy Chair of the University LT Committee.He was awarded his Master’s Degree in Architecture and his PhD in Environmental Design by Sapienza University of Rome, and is also a fully registered architect, a LEED Green Associate and a member of IBPSA (International Performance Simulation Association) and SITdA (Italian Society of Technology of Architecture).Before joining XJTLU in August 2016, he carried out research and teaching activities at Northumbria University in Newcastle, at Sapienza University and the Italian National Institute of Architecture in Rome and the University of Camerino in Ascoli Piceno. Furthermore, he was a visiting lecturer at Polis University in Tirana and taught numerous CDP courses for the Architect’s Board of Rome and other Italian institutions. In Italy, he also worked with several architecture firms as a designer and as a consultant.Among other research activities, he was P.I. of the research project Developing an Energy Building Stock Model for Jiangsu Province, carried out in collaboration with the University of Liverpool and the Italian National Research Council; Faculty Lead of Y-project for Solar Decathlon China 2021, developed in collaboration with Zhejiang University, Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, and the National Bamboo and Rattan Organization; Principle Supervisor of three PhD candidates.

Research interests

Sustainabiliy, Energy efficiency, Passive design, Building simulation


Associate Dean of Learning and Teaching, School of Design, XJTLU, 2020-present

Programme Director, BEng Architecture, Department of Architecture and Design, XJTLU, 2018-2020

Organisational Chair, International Conference Architecture Across Boundaries, XJTLU, 2019


ARC403 Applied Technology in Architecture

ARC401 Integration of Energy Strategies in the Design of Buildings

ARC304 Final Year Project

ARC205 Design and Building Typology

ARC204 Small Urban Buildings

ARC201 Environmental Design and Sustainability

ARC108 Construction and Materials

ARC103 Introduction to Environmental Science

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

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Education/Academic qualification

PhD , Sapienza University of Rome, 2011

5-Year Master of Architecture, Sapienza University of Rome, 2006

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