Matina Rassia

Dr. Matina Th. Rassia is a Senior Research Fellow at INSEAD (Social Innovation Centre, Fontainebleau campus) and is working on the EU Horizon 2020 ISABEL project on “Triggering Sustainable Biogas Energy Communities through Social Innovation”.

Matina is an Architect Engineer holding a Diploma in Architecture Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens (2005), MPhil in Environmental Design in Architecture from the University of Cambridge (2006) and PhD in Architecture from the University of Cambridge (2010). She has worked in the UK as Associate at Cambridge Architectural Research ltd., Architectural Consultant at Short and Associates Architects. In 2012, Matina joined the ETH Zurich (Switzerland) as Post-Doctoral researcher of the Department of Architecture, Institute of Technology in Architecture. In 2013, she became Project (Module) Coordinator at the Future Cities Laboratory of the Singapore - ETH Centre for Global Environmental Sustainability.

Matina has been on the Faculty of the University of Portsmouth, UK (Lecturer, 2010 – 2012) as well as Affiliated Faculty at the University of Florida, USA (College of Engineering, 2015). She has participated in international conferences and exhibitions (such as the London Architecture Biennale 2006) and has published in scientific journals as well as recently three books by Springer (New York) on "Sustainable Environmental Design in Architecture: Impacts on Health", "Cities for Smart Environmental and Energy Futures: Impacts on Architecture and Technology" and “Future City Architecture for Optimal Living”.

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