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Member of Interdepartmental Center (Ec-L - Energy Center Lab)

+39 0110904643 / 4643 (DISAT)

Claudio Gerbaldi, graduated in Chemistry and Ph.D. in Materials Science and Technology, is Full Professor of principles of chemistry for applied technologies and Chair of Chemistry and Organic Chemistry at the Politecnico di Torino. He is the leader of the Group for Applied Materials and Electrochemistry (GAME-Lab,, at the Department of Applied Science and Technology – DISAT.

The specific mission of GAME Lab is the development and thorough characterization of innovative electrochemical energy storage and conversion systems (e.g., lithium and post-lithium batteries, third-generation solar cells, supercapacitors and photoelectrocromic devices), which are nowadays fundamental to exploit the full potential of future technologies requiring high performance, such as smart electronics, storage from renewables and electric transportation, with strong collaboration with academy/research centers worldwide and effective connections with industry and EU (6 funded EU H2020 projects and >10 research contracts with industries).

He is author/co-author of about 154 scientific research articles published in international ISI journals with >1100 annual citation counts in recent years (>6600 total citations) and h-index 54 (source SCOPUS, 03/2021), 6 International granted patents, 7 research book chapters, and participated in > 70 national/international conferences (>80 oral talks and/or poster presentations), 15 as distinguished invited/keynote/plenary speaker.

Among others, he has received the International “Roberto Piontelli” Award – International award delivered in the presence of the President of the Italian Republic, for outstanding scientific or technological contributions in the field of electrochemistry for energy-related applications, corrosion or physical chemistry (2015) and the ‘‘UniCredit Award’’ for the Young Innovation in Research (2007).

(Area 0003 - Scienze chimiche)
Identifiers ORCID: 0000-0002-8084-0143
Scopus Author ID: 57206405317
WoS ResearcherID: A-5377-2011
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Research topics
  • Coordinator/leader of the Research Group for Applied Materials and Electrochemistry (GAME Lab,; at the DISAT Department of the Politecnico di Torino. The specific mission of the GAME Lab is to comprehensively develop and characterize innovative electrochemical energy conversion and storage systems, which are proving to be crucial nowadays to fully exploit the potential of future technologies requiring high performance, such as smart electronics, storage from renewable sources and electric transportation. The GAME Lab's interests and expertise include the development of environmentally friendly materials (nanostructured electrodes and safe polymer electrolytes with high conductivity), their physicochemical and electrochemical characterization, and the study of innovative systems for high-performance, lightweight, low-cost devices such as rechargeable lithium/sodium-ion batteries, lithium/sulfur cells, next-generation photovoltaic devices (dye-sensitized solar cells - DSSC and perovskite cells) and photoelectrochromic devices, in close collaboration with national/international universities and research centers and with effective links with industry and the EU. The research facilities of the GAME Lab are available and viewable at the following link:
  • Preparation, development and characterization of nanostructured electrode materials for energy storage, production and conversion systems
Skills and keywords

ERC sectors

PE4_17 - Characterisation methods of materials PE4_8 - Electrochemistry, electrodialysis, microfluidics, sensors PE8_8 - Materials engineering (metals, ceramics, polymers, composites, etc.) PE5_6 - New materials: oxides, alloys, composite, organic-inorganic hybrid, nanoparticles PE4_1 - Physical chemistry


Goal 7: Affordable and clean energy


Batteries Dye-sensitized solar cells Electrochemistry Electrode materials Electrolytes Energy storage Lithium batteries Photoinduced polymerisation Post-lithium batteries Sodium battery
Scientific responsibilities and other assignments

Awards and Honors

  • Prix des Techniques Innovantes pour l'Environnement 2012, "Elaboration de batteries Li-ion au moyen de fibres de cellulose et de techniques de fabrication du papier" conferred by Info Chimie Magazine e l'ADEME (la società francese di controllo dell'energia), Francia (2012)
  • Best Poster Award conferred by Organising Committee of the International Symposium on Polymer Electrolytes - ISPE 13, Islanda (2012)


Other research or teaching roles outside Politecnico

  • Attivita' di insegnamento (art. 23 L. 240/10) at Università degli Studi di PAVIA (18/9/2013-21/9/2013)