Name Surname: Sabrina Campagna Zignani

Position: Researcher

e-mail: zignani@itae.cnr.it

-Post-Dottorato svolto presso Istituto di Tecnologie Avanzate per l’Energia “Nicola Giordano” finanziato dal CNPQ (Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico, Ministério da Ciência, Tecnologia e Inovação) nel 2014.

-Dottorato presso il Dipartimento di Chimica di São Carlos, Università di São Paulo finanziato dal CNPQ Università di São Paulo in Brasile nel 2013.

-Master presso l’istituto di Chimica di São Carlos, Università di São Paulo in Brasile nel 2009.

-Laurea in Scienze Chimiche in Brasile presso UNICS nel 2005.

ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-7484-2791

The research regarding the preparation and characterisation of electrocatalytic materials for high temperature Fuell cells (SOFCs) and alkaline co-electrolyzers. Regarding the SOFC materials, this research is based on the preparation and characterisation of noble metal-free catalysts that are used as pre-layers to the anode of a conventional cell working with biofuel. The function of this material is to make it more resistant to coal formation. The strategy is to add a second metal capable of breaking the Ni-Ni bonds and resistant to sulfur.  In co-electrolysis, however, the study is based on the development of catalysts for direct electrochemical co-reduction of CO2 and H2O to methanol at low temperature.  The first goal is to produce, test and optimize these non-CRM (non critical raw materials) catalysts for converting CO2 to direct methanol.

 Recent Publications:

  1. Lo Faro. M., Oliveira da Silva, W., Barrientos, W.V., Saglietti, G.G.A., Zignani, S.C., Antonucci, V., Ticianelli, E.A., Aricò, A.S. Enhanced production of methane through the use of a catalytic Ni–Fe pre-layer in a solid oxide co-electrolyser. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 2020 v. 45, Issue 8, 14 February 2020, Pages 5134-5142. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijhydene.2019.06.161.
  1. Lo Faro. M., Oliveira da Silva, W., Barrientos, W.V., Saglietti, G.G.A., Zignani, S.C., Antonucci, V., Ticianelli, E.A., Aricò, A.S. The role of CuSn alloy in the co-electrolysis of CO2 and H2O through an intermediate temperature solid oxide electrolyser. Journal of Energy Storage v. 27, February 2020, Article number 100820. DOI: 10.1016/j.est.2019.100820.
  1. Carbone, A., Zignani, S.C., Gatto, I., Trocino, S., Aricò, A.S. Assessment of the FAA3-50 polymer electrolyte in combination with a NiMn2Oanode catalyst for anion exchange membrane water electrolysis. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy. 2020. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijhydene.2020.01.150
  1. Tummino, M.L., Liotta, L.F., Magnacca, G., Faro, M.L., Trocino, S., Zignani, S.C., Aricò, A.S., Deganello, F. Sucrose-assisted solution combustion synthesis of doped strontium ferrate perovskite-type electrocatalysts: Primary role of the secondary fuel. Catalysts v. 10, Issue 1, January 2020, Article number 134. DOI: 10.3390/catal10010134.
  1. Busacca, C., Zignani, S.C. Di Blasi, A., Di Blasi, O., Lo Faro, M., Antonucci,V., Aricò, AS. Electrospun NiMn2O4 and NiCo2O4 spinel oxides supported on carbon nanofibers as electrocatalysts for the oxygen evolution reaction in an anion exchange membrane-based electrolysis cell. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy. V. 44, Issue 38, 9 August 2019, Pages 20987-20996. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijhydene.2019.02.214.
  1. Lo Faro, M; Zignani, SC; Trocino, S; Antonucci, V; Aricò, AS. New insights on the co-electrolysis of CO2 and H2O through a solid oxide electrolyser operating at intermediate temperatures. v 296, 10 February 2019, Pages 458-464. DOI: 10.1016/j.electacta.2018.11.079.
  1. Trocino, S; Lo Faro, M; Zignani, S.C; Antonucci, V; Aricò, AS. High performance solid-state iron-air rechargeable ceramic battery operating at intermediate temperatures (500–650 °C). v. 233-234, 1 January 2019, Pages 386-394. DOI: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2018.10.022.
  1. Crisafulli, R; de Barros, VVS; de Oliveira, FER; Rocha, TD; Zignani, SC; Spadaro, L; Palella, A; Dias, JA; Linares, JJ. On the promotional effect of Cu on Pt for hydrazine electrooxidation in alkaline medium. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental. v. 236, 15 November 2018, Pages 36-44. DOI: 10.1016/j.apcatb.2018.05.016.
  2. Zignani, SC; Baglio, V; Sebastian, D; Sacca, A; Gatto, I; Arico, AS. Towards highly performing and stable PtNi catalysts in polymer electrolyte fuel cells for automotive application. MATERIALS, v. 10, Issue 3, 2017, Article number 317. DOI: 10.3390/ma10030317

Contact Information

  • Position Title: Researcher
  • E-mail address: zignani@itae.cnr.it