Gianluca Coccia


PostDoctoral Researcher – ING-IND/11


Prof. Giovanni Di Nicola

Research areas

Research activity related to:

– solar thermal engineering (parabolic trough collectors and solar cookers);

– experimental evaluation of PVT (pressure-volume-temperature) properties of refrigerants;

– theoretical study of transport properties of fluids (thermal conductivity, dynamic viscosity, surface tension);

– equations of state of gases (virial equation of state, Boyle temperature);

– energy demand management.

Capsule bio

Gianluca Coccia was born in San Benedetto del Tronto (AP), Italy, in May 05, 1989. From Università Politecnica delle Marche (Ancona, Italy), he obtained his bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering in 2011 and his master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering in 2013. In 2017, he obtained his Ph.D. degree in Industrial Engineering from Università Politecnica delle Marche. Since February 2017, he has worked as research fellow at the Department of Industrial Engineering and Mathematical Sciences (DIISM) of Università Politecnica delle Marche. His research field includes solar thermal engineering and the study of the thermodynamic and thermophysical properties of fluids.

Main publications
  1. Di Nicola, G., Ciarrocchi, E., Coccia, G., & Pierantozzi, M. (2014). Correlations of thermal conductivity for liquid refrigerants at atmospheric pressure or near saturation. International Journal of Refrigeration, 45, 168-176.
  2. Coccia, G., Di Nicola, G., & Sotte, M. (2015). Design, manufacture, and test of a prototype for a parabolic trough collector for industrial process heat. Renewable Energy, 74, 727-736.
  3. Coccia, G., Di Nicola, G., Colla, L., Fedele, L., & Scattolini, M. (2016). Adoption of nanofluids in low-enthalpy parabolic trough solar collectors: numerical simulation of the yearly yield. Energy Conversion and Management, 118, 306-319.
  4. Di Nicola, G., Coccia, G., & Pierantozzi, M. (2016). Surface tension of silanes: a new equation. Fluid Phase Equilibria, 418, 88-93.
  5. Brown, J. S., Coccia, G., Di Nicola, G., Pierantozzi, M., & Polonara, F. (2016). Vapor phase PvTx measurements of binary blends of 2, 3, 3, 3-tetrafluoroprop-1-ene+ propane and cis-1, 2, 3, 3, 3-pentafluoroprop-1-ene+ propane. Journal of Chemical & Engineering Data, 61(9), 3346-3354.
  6. Di Nicola, G., Fedele, L., Brown, J. S., Bobbo, S., & Coccia, G. (2017). Saturated Pressure Measurements of trans-1-Chloro-3, 3, 3-trifluoroprop-1-ene (R1233zd (E)). Journal of Chemical & Engineering Data, 62(9), 2496-2500.
  7. Coccia, G., Di Nicola, G., Pierantozzi, M., Tomassetti, S., & Aquilanti, A. (2017). Design, manufacturing, and test of a high concentration ratio solar box cooker with multiple reflectors. Solar Energy, 155, 781-792.
  8. Coccia, G., Di Nicola, G., Tomassetti, S., Pierantozzi, M., Chieruzzi, M., & Torre, L. (2018). Experimental validation of a high-temperature solar box cooker with a solar-salt-based thermal storage unit. Solar Energy, 170, 1016-1025.
  9. Coccia, G., D’Agaro, P., Cortella, G., Polonara, F., & Arteconi, A. (2019). Demand side management analysis of a supermarket integrated HVAC, refrigeration and water loop heat pump system. Applied Thermal Engineering, 152, 543-550.
  10. Coccia, G., Di Nicola, G., Tomassetti, S., Pierantozzi, M., & Passerini, G. (2019). Determination of the Boyle temperature of pure gases using artificial neural networks. Fluid Phase Equilibria.


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