Davide Ziviani

Davide Ziviani

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Associate Director of Center for High Performance Buildings (CHPB)

School of Mechanical Engineering
Purdue University
585 Purdue Mall
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2088

Office: HLAB 2032

Phone: 7654962011


  • Ph.D. Ghent University (Belgium), '17
  • M.S. University of Ferrara (Italy), '11
  • B.S. University of Ferrara (Italy),'08

Research Interests

  • Advanced Heat Pumps and Refrigeration Systems
  • Deep Space Habitats and Systems
  • Thermal Management Systems


ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer
• ASHRAE Conferences and Exposition Committee (CEC); ASHRAE Topical Conferences SubCom. Chair
• ASHRAE TC 8.1 "Positive Displacement Compressors": Chair
• ASHRAE TC 8.11 "Unitary and Room Air Conditioners & Heat Pumps": Program SubCom. Chair
• ASHRAE TC 9.13 "Extraterrestrial and Deep Space Environmental Control Systems": Member
International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR), Commission B2 "Refrigerating Equipment" : US member; US National Committee to the IIR (USNC/IIR) Board of Directors & Membership Officer

Notable Research and Educational Activities
• U.S. DOE EERE BTO: https://engineering.purdue.edu/ME/News/2023/herrick-labs-faculty-receive-funding-to-advance-energyefficient-building-technologies
• Bechtel Corporation: "Cool" Tech https://www.bechtel.com/newsroom/blog/innovation/cool-tech/
• U.S. DOE EERE IEDO: https://www.purdue.edu/research/features/stories/purdues-3-year-mission-high-temperature-heat-pump-technology-to-cut-industrial-carbon-footprint/
• U.S. DoD SERDP, "Air-conditioning the battlefield": https://engineering.purdue.edu/ME/News/2023/airconditioning-the-battlefield
• U.S. DOE EERE BTO, Purdue News: https://engineering.purdue.edu/ME/News/2021/purdue-receives-grant-to-develop-electrochemical-looping-heat-pump
• First-Time Undergraduate Research Experience, 2020-21 academic year, RETHi: https://engineering.purdue.edu/Engr/AboutUs/News/Spotlights/2021/first-time-undergraduate-researchers
• 2021 IRCC Course: https://engineering.purdue.edu/ME/News/2021/purdue-refrigeration-students-team-up-with-german-students-for-the-6th-year-in-a-row

Awards and Recognitions

  • 2022/23 and 2023/24 JUMP into STEM Competition Winner's Advisor
  • 2023 ASHRAE New Investigator Award
  • "Outstanding Engineering Teachers": Spring 2021, Fall 2021, Spring 2022, and Fall 2023
  • Best Student Paper (Cooling and Heating track) and Overall Best Paper (Rankine 2020 Conference). Authors: J. Kim, J.E. Braun, E.A. Groll, D. Ziviani
  • 2020 ASHRAE Undergraduate Equipment Research Grant
  • Best Student Paper Award (International Conference on Compressors and their Systems, City University of London, 2019). Authors: X. Zhang, D. Ziviani, J.E. Braun, E.A. Groll
  • Best Student Paper Award (International Compressor Engineering Conference at Purdue, 2018). Authors: X. Zhang, D. Ziviani, J.E. Braun, E.A. Groll
  • 2013 ASME KCORC Scholarship
  • 2012 ASME IMECE "AES Best Paper Award"

Selected Publications

Oh J., Fix A., Ziviani D., Braun J.E., Warsinger D.M., “Design Optimization of Hollow Fiber Membranes for Passive Air Dehumidification in Drying Applications”. Energy Conversion and Management (2024), 302, 118097. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enconman.2024.118097. Tier 1/Q1

Isazadeh A., Claridge D., Ziviani D., “Thermal Management in Legacy Data Centers: An Overview and Perspectives”. Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews (2023), 187, 113707. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2023.113707. Tier 1/Q1

Lu Z., Fix A., Warsinger D.M., Braun J.E., Ziviani D., Generalization of Second Law Efficiency for Next-Generation Cooling and Dehumidification Systems. Energy Conversion and Management (2023), 30, 117972. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enconman.2023.117972. Tier 1/Q1

Rhee, S., Noble Z., Park J., Lial A., Collazo Carballude L., Ziviani D., “Development of a Damageable ECLSS and Interior-Environment Virtual Testbed Model to Simulate Future Resilient Deep Space Habitats”, 2023 International Conference on Environmental Systems, URI: https://hdl.handle.net/2346/94628

Hou W., Liu H., Braun J.E., Groll E.A., Ziviani D., “Mass Flow Characteristics and Correlations of R454C Flow Through an Electrical Expansion Valve in a Heat Pump Slit System”. International Journal of Refrigeration (2023), 115, 375-386. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijrefrig.2023.08.021 Tier 1/Q1

Kim J., Braun J.E., Groll E.A., Ziviani D., “Evaluation metrics of electrochemically active working fluids for heat pumping cycles” International Journal of Refrigeration (2023). In Press. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijrefrig.2023.05.016. Tier 1/Q1

Montoya H., Park J., Ziviani D., Magareh A., Dyke S., “Thermomechanical Real-Time Hybrid Simulation: Conceptual Framework and Control Requirements”, AIAA Journal (2023), 61(6). DOI: https://doi.org/10.2514/1.J062857. Tier 1/Q1

Kim J., Braun J.E., Groll E.A., Ziviani D., “Electrochemically Driven Phase Transformation for High Efficiency Heat Pumping”, Cell Reports Physical Science (2023), 4(4), 101369. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.xcrp.2023.101369. Tier 1/Q1

Mishra, A., Kim, J., Zorigt, M., Barros R.A., Braun J.E., Ziviani, D., Rodriguez-Lopez, J., “Highly Selective TEMPO Catalyzed Bulk Electrooxidation of Isopropanol to Acetone for Application in Electrochemical Heat Pumping” ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering (2023), 11(16), 6241-6249. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1021/acssuschemeng.2c07419. Tier 1/Q1

Isazadeh A., Claridge D., Ziviani D., “Global Trends, Performance Metrics, and Energy Reduction Measures in Datacom Facilities” Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews (2022), 174, 113149. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2023.113149. Tier 1/Q1

Lu Z. G., Ziviani D., “Operating Cost Comparison of State-of-the-Art Heat Pumps in Residential Buildings across the United States” Energy and Buildings, 277(2022), 112553. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2022.112553. Tier 1/Q1

Pan C., Ziviani D., Braun J.E., “Performance evaluation of a vapor-compression-cycle based heat pump system for a lunar habitat under the impact of dust deposits on the coupled radiators” Acta Astronautica, 194 (2022), 22-33. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.actaastro.2022.01.040. Tier 1/Q1

Shelly T. G, Weibel J.A., Ziviani D., Groll E.A., “A Dynamic Co-Simulation Framework for the Analysis of Battery Electric Vehicle Thermal Management Systems”. ITherm 2022 – The 21st IEEE Intersociety Conference on Thermal and Thermomechanical Phenomena in Electronic System, San Diego, CA May 31 – June 03, 2022. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1109/iTherm54085.2022.9899690, Best Poster Award

Shelly T.J., Weibel J.A.*, Ziviani D., Groll E.A., “Comparative analysis of battery electric vehicle thermal management systems under long-range drive cycles”. Applied Thermal Engineering, 198 (2021), 117506. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2021.117506. Tier 1/Q1<