PhD Students


Jorge Montero (XXXIII cycle Ph.D. MHEE)


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Research Topic


The aim of my research is the synthesis and study of redox-active Coordination Polymers (CPs) for energy storage. In particular the study of the electrochemical properties of these CPs as cathode for Lithium-Ion Batteries (LIBs) and as water-soluble electrolytes for Redox Flow Batteries (RFBs).



Nureli Abdukirem (XXXIV cycle Ph.D. MHEE)


nureli.abdukirem@uniroma2.it

Research Topic


I do research on Lithium-Ion Batteries (LIBs), and transition metal-based cathode materials are my main focus. My research is aimed to find out cathode materials with the main characteristics of high capacity, high cyclability, economic and environmentally friendly.



Valerio C. A. Ficca (XXXIV cycle Ph.D. MHEE)


valerio.ficca@uniroma2.it

Research Topic


My research project concerns the study, development, and characterization with electrochemical, morphological, and spectroscopic techniques of carbon-based platinum group metal-free electrocatalysts for the oxygen reduction reaction. The final goal is to get a deeper insight into Metal-Nitrogen-Carbon catalytic coordination which this class of catalysts is based on.



Mariarita Santoro (XXXIV cycle Ph.D. MHEE)


mariarita.santoro@uniroma2.it

Research Topic


My research project focuses on the design and the study of a novel integrated system consisting of structured catalysts prepared by coating a metallic foam with a Ni/Ce0.85Sm0.15O2-d layer. The structured catalyst will be combined in the anode chamber of a SOFC (Solid Oxide Fuel Cell) to promote the internal reforming of biogas.



Williane Freitas (XXXIV cycle Ph.D. Chemical Science))


williane.freitas@uniroma2.it

Research Topic


My research project deals with the synthesis and characterization of Platinum Group Metals-Free electrocatalysts for Oxygen Reduction Reaction (ORR). The work is focused on the synthesis of Metal-Nitrogen-Carbon and metal oxide catalysts, their electrochemical and physico-chemical characterization, and application in energy conversion and storage devices, such as alkaline fuel fells and bioelectrochemical systems.



Pedro P. Machado Pico (XXXV cycle Ph.D. MHEE)


Pedro.Pablo.Machado.Pico@uniroma2.it

Research Topic


My research project is focused on the development of innovative materials for applications in energy conversion and storage devices. In particular, my work consists of the preparation and characterization of electrocatalysts obtained by the combination of carbon-based materials and non-precious metals for application in low-temperature fuel cells (i.e, Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells and Microbial Fuel Cells).



Martina Marasi (XXXV cycle Ph.D. MHEE)


martina.marasi@uniroma2.it

Research Topic


The aim of my research project is the study and development of materials for electrodes for intermediate temperature solid oxide fuel cells (IT-SOFC). In particular, the activity is focused on the synthesis of doped perovskites, electrochemical characterization, catalytic analysis, and single-cell processing.



Anna Paola Panunzi (XXXVI cycle Ph.D. MHEE)


anna.paola.panunzi@uniroma2.it

Research Topic

My research project is focused on the development of perovskite oxides as electrodes for intermediate temperature solid oxide fuel cells (IT-SOFC) and solid oxide electrolizers (SOEC). My activity deals with the investigation of structural, morphological, electrochemical and catalytic properties of perovskites doped with noble metals



Beatrice Ricciardi (XXXVI cycle Ph.D. MHEE)


beatrice.ricciardi@uniroma2.it

Research Topic

My project is focused on Platinum-Group-Metal-Free materials for electrocatalysis of O2 and CO2 Reduction Reaction in alkaline and neutral environment. In particular, my research efforts are devoted to the synthesis and characterization of covalent organic frameworks (COFs) for applications in energy-related devices.