Green Energy & Engineering

Specific mission

Development of highly efficient catalysts for the total oxidation of hydrocarbons.
Development of highly efficient electrocatalysts for PEMFC and DMFC.

Main research topics

  • Catalytic combustion of light hydrocarbons monoliths and foams for catalytic combustion.
  • Energetic valorization of wastes.
  • PEMFC and DMFC electrocatalysts: synthesis and characterization of carbon-based materials as supports for low-Pt and non-noble electrocatalysts for oxygen reduction reaction, methanol oxidation reaction, and hydrogen oxidation reaction.

Main partnerships

  • CNR-ITAE (Messina, Italy), Fuel processing Materials and Technologies (FPMAT) Group, Dr. Antonio Vita; Group, Direct Alcohol Fuel Cells and Electrolizers (DAFCE) Group, Dr. Vincenzo Baglio
  • CNR-ICCOM (Firenze, Italy), Dr Alessandro Lavacchi
  • Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, Department of Materials Science (Milano, Italy), Prof. Carlo Santoro
  • Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Faculty of Chemistry (Krakow, Poland): Materials and Surface Chemistry (MSC) Group, Prof. Andrzej Kotarba
  • IFP – Energies Nouvelles, Department of Reactions and Modeling of Reactors (Solaize, France), Dr Frédéric Augier
  • University of Ontario, Institute of Technology, (Oshawa, Canada), Prof. E. Bradley Easton
  • Technische Universität Darmstadt (Darmstadt, Germany), Prof. Ulrike I. Kramm
  • University of Santiago de Chile, Faculty of Chemistry and Biology (Santiago de Chile), Prof. José H. Zagal
  • University of California Irvine, Samueli School of Engineering (Irvine, USA), Prof. Plamen Atanassov 

Projects and publications

Reference laboratories

PhD, Post-docs and Grant researchers