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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
Cupeiro Figueroa, I., Cimmino, M., Drgoňa, J. & Helsen, L. (2021). Fluid temperature predictions of geothermal borefields using load estimations via state observers. Journal of Building Performance Simulation, 14(1), 19 pages. Retrieved from
Journal article
Prieto, C. & Cimmino, M. (2021). Transient Multipole Expansion for Heat Transfer in Ground Heat Exchangers. Science and Technology for the Built Environment. Retrieved from
Journal article
Figueroa, I.C., Cimmino, M. & Helsen, L. (2020). A Methodology for Long-Term Model Predictive Control of Hybrid Geothermal Systems: The Shadow-Cost Formulation. Energies, 13(23), 27 pages. Retrieved from
Journal article
Laferriere, A., Cimmino, M., Picard, D. & Helsen, L. (2020). Development and validation of a full-time-scale semi-analytical model for the short- and long-term simulation of vertical geothermal bore fields. Geothermics, 86, 11 pages. 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
  • Master's Thesis (2)

    • Lallam, W. (2020). Analyse énergétique d'un système de pompe à chaleur transcritique au CO2 pour le chauffage combiné (Master's Thesis, Polytechnique Montréal). Retrieved from
    • Alex, L. (2019). Modélisation et commande prédictive de pompes à chaleur géothermiques résidentielles auto-assistées (Master's Thesis, Polytechnique Montréal). Retrieved from