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  • Degree in Industrial Chemistry – University of Messina – 2001
  • PhD in Environmental and Energy Materials – University of Rome “Tor Vergata” – -2007
  • 2nd Level Master’s Degree: Hydrogen production systems and Fuel cells vehicles, University of Messina-2008.

Scientific activity: Electrochemical development and characterisation of materials and components for Vanadium Redox Flow Batteries (VRFB) – Electrochemical characterisation of hydrogen fed PEM stacks (1,-5 kW) – Hydrogen production based on renewable sources through polymeric electrolysers – Characterisation of depositing coating system aiming at optimising the photothermal conversion efficiency through the optimization of the adsorbance and emittance parameters – Characterisation of the components’ solid state for polymeric electrolyte fuel cells and hydrogen production systems.

Publications Selection

  1. A. Di Blasi, C. Busacca, O. Di Blasi, N. Briguglio, G. Squadrito, V. Antonucci. “Synthesis of flexible electrodes based on electrospun carbon nanofibers with Mn3O4 nanoparticles for vanadium redox flow battery application”. Applied Energy, vol. 190 (2017) 165-171.
  2. O. Di Blasi, N. Briguglio, C. Busacca, M. Ferraro, V. Antonucci, A. Di Blasi. “Electrochemical investigation of thermically treated graphene oxides as electrode materials for vanadium redox flow battery”. Applied Energy, vol. 147 (2015) 74-81.
  3. Di Blasi A.,  Briguglio N., Di Blasi O.,  Antonucci V.. “Charge-discharge performance of carbon fiber-based electrodes in single cell and short stack for vanadium redox flow battery”. Applied Energy, vol. 125C (2014) 114-122.
  4. Di Blasi A., Di Blasi O., Briguglio N.Aricò A.S., Sebastián D., Lázaro M.J., Monforte G.Antonucci V.. “Investigation of several graphite-based electrodes for vanadium redox flow cell” Journal of Power Sources, 227, (2013) 15-23.
  5. Di Blasi A.Andaloro L.Siracusano S.Briguglio N.Brunaccini G.Stassi A.Aricò A.S.Antonucci V. “Evaluation of materials and components degradation of a PEM electrolyzer for marine applications” International Journal of Hydrogen EnergyVol 38 (18) (2013), 7612–7615
  6. Aricò A.S.Siracusano S.Briguglio N.Baglio V.Di Blasi A.Antonucci V. “Polymer electrolyte membrane water electrolysis: Status of technologies and potential applications in combination with renewable power sources“ Journal of Applied Electrochemistry, (2013), Vol. 43, (2), 107-118.
  7. S. Siracusano, V. Baglio, N. Briguglio, G. Brunaccini, A. Di Blasi A. Stassi, R. Ornelas, E. Trifoni, V. Antonucci, A.S. Arico “An electrochemical study of a PEM stack for water electrolysis” International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 37 (2012) 1939-1946.
  8. F. Sergi, G. Brunaccini, A. Stassi, A. Di Blasi, G. Dispenza, A.S. Aricò, M. Ferraro, V. Antonucci, “PEM  fuel cells analysis for grid connected applications” International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 36 (2011) 10908-10916.
  9. S. Siracusano, A. Di Blasi, V. Baglio, N. Briguglio, A. Stassi, R. Ornelas, E. Trifoni, V. Antonucci, A.S. Arico` “Optimization of components and assembling in a PEM electrolyzer stack” International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 36 (2011) 3333 – 3339.
  10. A. S. Aricò, A. Di Blasi, G. Brunaccini, F. Sergi,G. Dispenza, L. Andaloro, M. Ferraro, V. Antonucci, P. Asher, S. Buche, D. Fongalland,G. A. Hards, J. D. B. Sharman, A. Bayer,G. Heinz, N. Zandonà, R. Zuber,M.Gebert, M. Corasaniti, A.Ghielmi, D. J. Jones, “High TemperatureOperation of a Solid Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cell Stack Based on aNew Ionomer Membrane” Fuel Cells 10, 2010, n° 6, 1013-1023.

Contact Information

  • Position Title: Researcher (III level)
  • Telephone number: +39 090624281
  • E-mail address: alessandra.diblasi@itae.cnr.it