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Francesca Soavi

Associate Professor

Department of Chemistry "Giacomo Ciamician"

Academic discipline: CHIM/03 General and Inorganic Chemistry


Keywords: lithium batteries fuel cells electrochemical energy storage/conversion systems ionic liquids lithium/air batteries advanced electrode materials supercapacitors microbial fuel cells

The research activity is mainly focused on basic and applied studies on inorganic, carbonaceous and polymeric nanostructured electrode materials and novel electrolytes for lithium-ion and lithium-air batteries, supercapacitors and fuel cells for transportation and stationary and portable applications. Electrochemical studies for microbial cells for water treatment are also performed.

Research Activity

Electrochemistry, chemical physical characterization and synthesis of materials (nanostructured and porous carbons, transition metal oxides, electronically conducting polymers, organic electrolytes including room temperature ionic liquids) for energy storage and/or conversions systems (Supercapacitors, Li-ion batteries, Li/O2 batteries, PEMF fuel cells) for transportation, stationary and portable applications (flexible, thin micro-supercapacitors) and for microbial fuel cells for water treatment. Integration of supercapacitors in electronics and energy harvesters for low- and self-powered devices: electrolyte gated transistors/micro-supercapacitor and microbial fuel cells/supercapacitors.