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Orcid ID: 0000-0002-9928-1249

Training: Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Energy course – University of Palermo 2002;

Scientific activity:

  • Experimental activities on low and high temperature (PEFC ad SOFC) fuel cells (FC) and their integration with innovative technologies and renewable energy sources (FER).
  • Development and characterisation of fuel cells power systems;
  • Development of the equipment, test protocols, and regulations on fuel cells systems;
  • Automotive transport application: study and development of battery-feed and fuel cells-feed (FC) hybrid electrical powertrains for environmentally friendly vehicles, optimization of hybridization levels (configurations: total FC, range extender, APU), identifying the products for the application of PEFC systems, short term trials;
  • Design and development of hydrogen filling stations for vehicles integrated with renewable energy sources;
  • PEFC and SOFC fuel cells application in the stationary sector;
  • Design activity: PEFC and SOFC test stations, photovoltaic power systems, integrated systems (energy production based on renewable energy sources (FER) and hydrogen production);
  • Sicily region energy planning and new methods proposals on energy planning in the Industrial framework;
  • Exploitation of fossil sources and natural gas);
  • Liquefied Natural Gas supply chain: Liquefaction, Transport, Storage, Regasification.


Publications Selection:

  1. “Design of a hybrid electric fuel cell power train for an urban bus ” – Andaloro, L., Napoli, G., Sergi, F., Dispenza, G., Antonucci, V. –  Int. J. Hydrogen Energy, 38 (18), pp. 7725-7732  (DOI: 10.1016/j.ijhydene.2012.08.116) – (ISSN): 0360-3199
  2. “Design and testing of a compact PEM electrolyzer system” – Briguglio, N., Brunaccini, G., Siracusano, S., Randazzo, N., Dispenza, G., Ferraro, M., Ornelas, R., Aricò, A.S., Antonucci, V. – Int. J. Hydrogen Energy, 38 (26), pp. 11519-11529. (DOI: 10.1016/j.ijhydene.2013.04.0) – (ISSN): 0360-3199
  3. “PEM fuel cells analysis for grid connected applications” – Sergi, F., Brunaccini, G., Stassi, A., Di Blasi, A., Dispenza, G., Aricò, A.S., Ferraro, M., Antonucci, V. – Int. J. Hydrogen Energy, 36 (17), pp. 10908-10916. (DOI: 10.1016/j.ijhydene.2011.05.161) – (ISSN): 0360-3199
  4. “An electrochemical study of a solid oxide fuel cell stack operating at intermediate temperature for distributed generation applications” – Brunaccini, G., Dispenza, G., Ferraro, M., Antonucci, V., Modena, S. – Green, 1 (2), pp. 233-240. (DOI: 10.1515/GREEN.2011.012) – (ISSN): 1869-876X
  5. “High temperature operation of a solid polymer electrolyte fuel cell stack based on a new ionomer membrane” – Aricò, A.S., Di Blasi, A., Brunaccini, G., Sergi, F., Dispenza, G., Andaloro, L., Ferraro, M., Antonucci, V., Asher, P., Buche, S., Fongalland, D., Hards, G.A., Sharman, J.D.B., Bayer, A., Heinz, G., Zandonà, N., Zuber, R., Gebert, M., Corasaniti, M., Ghielmi, A., Jones, D.J. – Fuel Cells, 10 (6), pp. 1013-1023. (DOI: 10.1002/fuce.201000031) – (ISSN): 1615-6846
  6. “Renewable energy for hydrogen production and sustainable urban mobility” – Briguglio, N., Andaloro, L., Ferraro, M., Di Blasi, A., Dispenza, G., Matteucci, F., Breedveld, L., Antonucci, V. – Int. J. Hydrogen Energy, 35 (18), pp. 9996-10003. (DOI: 10.1016/j.ijhydene.2009.09.065) – (ISSN): 0360-3199
  7. “Exergy recovery in regasification facilities – Cold utilization: A modular unit” – Dispenza, C., Dispenza, G., Rocca, V.L., Panno, G. – Applied Thermal Engineering, 29 (17-18), pp. 3595-3608. (DOI: 10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2009.06.016) – (ISSN): 1359-4311
  8. “Demonstration and development of a polymer electrolyte fuel cell system for residential use” – Ferraro, M., Sergi, F., Brunaccini, G., Dispenza, G., Andaloro, L., Antonucci, V. – J. of Power Sources, 193 (1), pp. 342-348. DOI: 10.1016/j.jpowsour.2009.02.064) – (ISSN): 0378-7753
  9. “Exergy recovery during LNG regasification: Electric energy production – Part one” – Dispenza, C., Dispenza, G., La Rocca, V., Panno, G. – Applied Thermal Engineering, 29 (2-3), pp. 380-387. (DOI: 10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2008.03.036) – (ISSN): 1359-4311
  10. “Exergy recovery during LNG regasification: Electric energy production – Part two” – Dispenza, C., Dispenza, G., La Rocca, V., Panno, G. – Applied Thermal Engineering, 29 (2-3), pp. 388-399. (DOI: 10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2008.03.035) – (ISSN): 1359-4311

Contact Information

  • Position Title: Researcher (III level)
  • Telephone number: +39 090 624 285
  • E-mail address: giorgio.dispenza@itae.cnr.it