Home / LO VECCHIO Carmelo


e-mail: lovecchio@itae.cnr.it;



Education Qualifications and Specializations:

Degree in Chemistry – University of Messina – 2008

Three-year PhD in Chemical Sciences – University of Messina – 2012

Current Education Qualification: Postdoctoral Research Assistant

Scientific activity:

– Research of electrochemical systems for energy production and storage.

– Chemical-physical and electrochemical synthesis and characterisation of low cost innovative electrocatalysts for long term polymeric electrolyte fuel cells (PEMFC).

– Electrochemical characterisation of advanced nanocomposite membranes for direct methanol fuel cells (DMFC).

– Applications of Kinetic Molecular Devices (KMD).


1) C. Alegre, E. Modica, C. Lo Vecchio, S. Siracusano, A.S. Aricò, V. Baglio “Pd supported on Ti-suboxides as bifunctional catalyst for air electrodes of metal-air batteries”, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 2016, in press.

2) C. Lo Vecchio, C. Alegre, D. Sebastian, A. Stassi, A.S. Aricò, V. Baglio “Investigation of supported Pd-based electrocatalysts for the oxygen reduction reaction: performance, durability and methanol tolerance”, Mater. MDPI, 2015, 8(12), 7997-8008. data 25/11/2015 protocollo DOI: 10.3390/ma8125438

3) C. Alegre, E. Modica, C. Lo Vecchio, D. Sebastian, M.J. Lazaro, A.S. Aricò, V. Baglio “Carbon nanofibers as advanced Pd catalyst supports for the air electrode of alkaline metal-air batteries”, ChemPlusChem, 2015, 80, 1384-1388. data 26/05/2015  protocollo DOI: 10.1002/cplu.201500120

4) D. Sebastiàn, A. Stassi, S. Siracusano, C. Lo Vecchio, A.S. Aricò, “Influence of metal oxide additives on the activity and stability of PtRu/C for methanol electro-oxidation”, ECS JES, 2015, 162, F713-F717. data 10/04/2015  protocollo DOI: 10.1149/2.0531507jes

5) C. Alegre, A. Stassi, E. Modica, C. Lo Vecchio, A.S. Aricò, V. Baglio, “Investigation of the activity and stability of Pd-based catalysts towards the oxygen reduction (ORR) and evolution reactions (OER) in iron-air batteries”, RSC Adv., 2015, 5, 25424-25427. data 02/03/2015  protocollo DOI: 10.1039/c4ra15578e

6) G. Alibrandi, G. Bergamaschi, R. Dollenz, L. Fabbrizzi, M. Licchelli, C. Lo Vecchio, “An Automatic Molecular Dispenser of Chloride” Chem. Eur. J.,2013, 19, 3729-3734. data 31/01/2013  protocollo DOI: 10.1002/chem.201203933

7)  G. Alibrandi, C. Arena, G. Lando, C. Lo Vecchio, and M. F. Parisi, “{[1.1.1]Cryptand/Imidazole}: A Prototype Composite Kinetic Molecular Device for Automatic NMR Variable-pH Reaction-Monitoring”, Chem. Eur. J., 2011, 17, 1419-1422. data 12/01/2011 protocollo DOI: 10.1002/chem.201002725

8) G. Alibrandi, C. Lo Vecchio, A. Villari, I. Villari, “Molecular Apparatus for Automatic Titrations”, Chem. Eur. J., 2010, 16, 7700-7703. data 08/06/2010 protocollo DOI: 10.1002/chem.201000965

9) G. Alibrandi, D. G. Lister, C. Lo Vecchio, “Towards Molecular Temperature Programmers for Variable-Temperature Kinetic Experiments”, ChemPhysChem, 2009, 10, 3209-3211. data 14/10/2009 protocollo DOI: 10.1002/cphc.200900712

10) G. Alibrandi, C. Lo Vecchio, G. Lando, “[1.1.1]Cryptand: A Molecular Automatic Titrator”, Angew. Chem., Int. Ed., 2009, 121, 6450-6452. Highlighting in Editors’ Choice of Science, Vol.325, N° 5943, p.921. data 17/07/2009 protocollo DOI: 10.1002/anie.200902599


Contact Information

  • Position Title: Postdoctoral Research Assistant