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Massimo Cimmino
B.Ing. (Polytechnique), Ph.D. (Polytechnique)

Research interests and affiliations

Research interests
  • Modelling and simulation of building energy systems
  • Heat pumps
  • Refrigeration
  • Renewable energy (geothermal, solar)
  • Porous media
Expertise type(s) (NSERC subjects)
  • 1001 Construction engineering and management
  • 2107 Modelling, simulation and finite element methods
  • 2303 Other sources of energy (solar, wind, etc.)


Recent publications
Journal article
Cimmino, M. (2018). A finite line source simulation model for geothermal systems with series- and parallel-connected boreholes and independent fluid loops. Journal of Building Performance Simulation, 11(4), 414-432. Retrieved from
Journal article
Cimmino, M. (2018). Fast calculation of the g-functions of geothermal borehole fields using similarities in the evaluation of the finite line source solution. Journal of Building Performance Simulation, 11(6), 655-668. Retrieved from
Conference paper
Laferrière, A. & Cimmino, M. (2018). Model predicitive control applied to residential self-assisted ground source heat pump. Paper presented at the IGSHPA Research Track, Stockholm, Sweden (pp. 300-308). Retrieved from
Journal article
Cimmino, M. & Eslami-Nejad, P. (2017). A simulation model for solar assisted shallow ground heat exchangers in series arrangement. Energy and Buildings, 157, 227-246. Retrieved from

Supervision at Polytechnique


  • Ph.D. Thesis (1)

    • Cimmino, M. (2014). Développement et validation expérimentale de facteurs de réponse thermique pour champs de puits géothermiques (Ph.D. Thesis, École Polytechnique de Montréal). Retrieved from