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Catia Arbizzani

Associate Professor

Department of Chemistry "Giacomo Ciamician"

Academic discipline: CHIM/02 Physical Chemistry

Curriculum vitae

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Current position

Associate professor at Bologna University, Department of Chemistry "Ciamician"

03/08/2017-03/08/2023 National Scientific Qualification as Full Professor in Physical Chemistry (03A2 - CHIM/02)

01/12/14-01/12/2020 National Scientific Qualification to function as Associate Professor in Inorganic Chemistry (03B1 - CHIM/03)

Education

1991 PhD in Chemical Science (Pavia University) "Physical -chemical properties of electronic and ionic conductive polymers for rechargeable batteries“

1987 Degree in Chemistry (Bologna University) "Electron conductive polymers: active cathode materials for advanced batteries" (110/110).

Work experience

2014 to present: Associate professor of Physical Chemistry at Bologna University, Dept. of Chemistry "Giacomo Ciamician"

2001-2014 to present: Assistant professor and since 2005 aggregate professor at Bologna University

1991-2001 Technical position at Bologna University, Dept. of Chemistry "G. Ciamician"

1987-1989 Ente Nazionale Idrocarburi (ENI) Fellowship at Bologna University, Dept. of Chemistry "G. Ciamician"

Main research interests

Since the degree thesis on conducting polymers, my research activity has been focused on materials for energetics, in particular on polymeric (electronic conducting polymers and ionic conducting polymers), inorganic (metal oxides and alloys) and carbonaceous materials for fuel cells, lithium-ion batteries and supercapacitors, and also on materials for biomedical applications (conducting polymers for drug eluting stents, cathode materials for primary lithium batteries for implanted devices) and for bio-fuel cells. The studies have included the synthesis and the physical-chemical characterization of the materials as well as the electrochemical characterization of materials and whole devices, in the frame of national and European Projects, in which I have been involved since 1988. The most recent activities have seen the study of the contribution of graphene-derived materials as additives in high-potential cathode materials for Li-ion batteries, of the role of binders in high-potential cathodes with aqueous formulations and of the properties and reactivity of electrode and electrolyte interface, with particular focus on superconcentrated electrolytes in lithium-ion, Li/O2 and Li/sulphur batteries. Li metal interface was investigated as well as the in-situ protection of cathodes in high-voltage Li-ion, Na-ion and Li/S batteries. Coauthor of 122 peer-review papers on international journals, 7 book chapters, 1 encyclopedia entry on invitation and 2 patents. I attended to more than 60 national and international Conferences, mainly with oral contributions, some of which on invitation. The total number of abstracts presented in national and international conference is more than 150.

Research Projects in progress 2011-:

2020-2024: PI of UNIBO Partner of the LC-BAT-4-2019 Project CUBER (Copper-Based Flow Batteries for energy storage renewables integration)

01/01/19-31/12/21: Supervisor of a research contract in the Project "Development of stable electrolytes in sodium-ion batteries and characterization of the lithium interphase" - Program Agreement between the Italian Ministry for Economic Development and ENEA in the frame of Electric System Research PAR2019-2021

2018-2023: Co-PI of UNIBO Partner of the FETOPEN-01-2016-2017 Project MAGNIFY (From nano to macro: a groundbreaking actuation technology for robotic systems)

2018-2019: Supervisor of a research contract in the Project “Materiali Funzionali per uno sviluppo sostenibile” cofunded by Regione Emilia Romagna in the framework of the “Piano triennale integrato Fondo Sociale Europeo (FSE), Fondo Europeo di Sviluppo Regionale (FESR) e Fondo Europeo Agricolo per lo Sviluppo Rurale (FEASR) - Alte Competenze per la ricerca, il trasferimento tecnologico e l'imprenditorialità”

01/10/18-31/12/18: Scientific Responsible for the activity “Improved electrode interface of cathodes in Na-ion batteries” - Program Agreement between the Italian Ministry for Economic Development and ENEA in the frame of Electric System Research PAR2018

20/05/16 - 19/05/18: Scientific Responsible for MIUR-DAAD Joint Mobility Program "Interface properties of electrode materials"

01/09/17-30/09/18: Scientific Responsible for the activity “Thin polymer films for a stable interface in Li/S batteries”- Program Agreement between the Italian Ministry for Economic Development and ENEA in the frame of Electric System Research PAR2017

01/10/16 - 30/09/17: Scientific Responsible for the activity “Selection and characterization of electrolytes for sulphur-based batteries”- Program Agreement between the Italian Ministry for Economic Development and ENEA in the frame of Electric System Research 2015-2017

01/10/15 - 30/09/16: Scientific Responsible for the activity “Selection and characterization of electrolytes for sulphur-based batteries”- Program Agreement between the Italian Ministry for Economic Development and ENEA in the frame of Electric System Research 2015-2017

01/10/12 - 30/09/15: Scientific Responsible for the activity “Cathodic Materials for high voltage lithium-ion batteries” - Program Agreement between the Italian Ministry for Economic Development and ENEA in the frame of Electric System Research 2012-2014;

01/11/11 - 30/09/12: Scientific Responsible for the activity “Cathodic Materials for lithium-ion batteries, operating in commercial organic electrolytes, with higher energy than the batteries on the market, and their characterization in lab cells” Program Agreement between the Italian Ministry for Economic Development and ENEA in the frame of Electric System Research 2009-2011

Since 2011, tutor of more than 15 research grant in the framework of European and national Projects

Teaching and didactic activity at Bologna University

AY 2020-2021: Electrochemical systems for energy storage and conversion of the Second cycle International degree program (LM) in Photochemistry and molecular materials of Bologna University

AY 2019-2020/ 2018-19/ 2017-18/ 2016-17/  2015-16/  2014-15: teaching of Electrochemical systems for energy storage and conversion of the Second cycle degree program (LM) in Photochemistry and molecular materials of Bologna University

AY 2020-21/ 2019-20: teaching of Biosensors of the Second cycle International degree program (LM) in Pharmaceutical Biotechnology of Bologna University.

AY 2018-19/  2017-18/ 2016-17/  2015-16/  2014-15/  2013-14/ 2012-13/  2011-12: teaching of Electrochemical and Piezoelectric Biosensors of the Second cycle degree program (LM) in Pharmaceutical Biotechnology of Bologna University.

AY 2020-21/ 2019-20/ 2018-19/  2017-18/ 2016-17/2015-16/ 2014-15/ 2013-14/ 2011-12/ 2010-11/  2009-10: teaching of Physical Chemistry for Environment of the First cycle degree program (L) in Applied Pharmaceutical Sciences of Bologna University

AY 2020-21 / 2018-19/ 2017-18: teaching of Physical Chemistry of Devices for the Environment and Energy of First cycle degree program (L) in Chemistry and Materials Chemistry

AY 2020-21 / 2019-20 / 2018/19: teaching of Electrochemistry First cycle degree program (L) in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering.

AY 2016-17/ 2015-16/  2014-15/ 2013-14/ 2012-13: teaching of Physical Chemistry modulus in the course General Inorganic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry in the First cycle degree programmes (L) in Quality control of health products of Bologna University - Campus of Rimini

AY 2010-2011: teaching of Physical-Chemical Basis of Pharmaceutical Systems of the Second cycle degree programmes (LS) in Pharmaceutical Biotechnology of Bologna University.

AY 2008-09/  2007-08/  2006-07/  2005-06/  2004-05: teaching of Physical Chemistry of Molecular Interactions of the Second cycle degree programmes (LS) in Pharmaceutical Biotechnology of Bologna University

AY 2003-04: teaching of Physical Chemistry I of the Integrated Course of Chemistry V of the one-long cycle 2° Degree Course in Biotechnology (Pharmaceutical curriculum) of Bologna University

From AY 2001-02 to AY 2012-13 (12 years): Supplementary didactic activity for Physical Chemistry and Member of the Examination Commissions of the Physical Chemistry Course and General and Inorganic Chemistry at Pharmacy Faculty

From AY 1991-92 to AY 2000-01 (10 years): support teaching activity for Physical Chemistry Laboratory courses and Member of the Examination Commissions for Physical Chemistry Courses as teaching assistant at Science Faculty

Academic responsibilities

2019-present: Member of the Quality Assurance Board of the 2° Level Degree Course in Pharmaceutical Biotechnology

2019-present: Member of the Quality Assurance Board and Teaching Committee of the 2° Level Degree Course in Photochemistry and Molecular Materials

2017 to present: Member of Interdepartimental Center of Industrial Research (CIRI) Fonti Rinnovabili Ambiente Mare Energia

2017 to present: Member of Interdepartimental Center of Industrial Research (CIRI) Meccanica Avanzata e dei Materiali

2017-present: Member of the Teaching Committee of the Department

2016 to present : Member of the Quality Assurance Board of the 2° Level Degree Course in Photochemistry and Molecular Materials

2013 to present: Member of the Quality Assurance Board of the 2° Level Degree Course in Pharmaceutical Biotechnology

2012 to present: Secretary of the Board of the 2° Level Degree Course in Pharmaceutical Biotechnology

2008-2011: Researcher Representative in Faculty of Pharmacy Council

2004-2009: Secretary of the Board of the 2° Level Degree Course in Pharmaceutical Biotechnology

2004-2007: member of the Chemical Science Committee of Bologna University for the distribution of MIUR funds for Fundamental Oriented Research (RFO)

1992-1998 Technician Representative in the Council of the Department of Chemistry "G. Ciamician"

Extra-academic responsibilities - Editorial Activity

2020 to present: Founder member of Gruppo Italiano Sistemi di Accumulo Elettrochimico (GISEL)

2020-2021: Coopted Member of the Electrochemical Division Board of the Italian Chemical Society

2019-2021: Regional Representative for Italy at International Society of Electrochemistry

2018 to present: Editorial Board of La Chimica e L'industria

2017 to present: Editor of Journal of Power Sources

2016-2017 : Associate Editor of Journal of Power Sources

2015 to present :Editorial Board of Batteries (MPDI)

2014 to present: Editorial Board of Advances in Energy Research, An International Journal (Techno Press)

2012-2015: Delegate of EnerCHEM (Chemistry for Renewable Energy) Group , an interdivisional group of the Italian Chemical Society, in the specific sector of batteries, fuel cells and supercapacitors.

2008-2010: Secretary-Treasurer of the Electrochemical Division Board of the Italian Chemical Society

2005-2007: Councilor of the Electrochemical Division Board of the Italian Chemical Society

Organizing and Scientific Committee of several national and international Conferences

Referee in several Electrochemistry and Physical Chemistry journals (mainly Elsevier, Springer and Wiley)

Reviewer of national and international research Projects

Member of Società Chimica Italiana, Electrochemical Society, International Society of Electrochemistry, INSTM, Gruppo Italiano Sistemi di Accumulo Elettrochimico (GISEL)

Distinctions and honors

1995: "Mario Lazzari" award of the Electrochemistry Division of the Italian Chemical Society for the best PhD thesis in Electrochemistry


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