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ORCID:  http://orcid.org/0000-0002-9181-6667

Scientific Area of Expertise: Industrial Engineering

 Education and training 
– Degree in Industrial Technologies Engineering, Chemistry course – University of Calabria

Current Education Qualification: 
– Lead Research, II level, at the Advanced Energy Technology Institute “Nicola Giordano” – CNR-ITAE Messina.

Roles recently performed:

 Module Manager CNR ET.P03.008.003 “Technologies for Electrochemical Storage” concerning the Project: Energy Technology Systems and Project “Energy distributed generation” within the “Engineering, ICT and energy and transport technologies” Department at the National Research Council.

  • He is a member of the Editorial Board of Scientific Reports (Nature Publishing Group) (Link http://www.nature.com/srep/about/editorial-board#chemistry)

 Responsibility And International Cooperation Activity

 –  CNR National Manager from 2010 for the European platform EERA (European Energy Research Alliance) – Joint Programme “Energy Storage “ and “Supercapacitors” WP Leader

–  Scientific Manager of the Bilateral CNR-CSIC (Spain) “Synthesis and optimisation of special designed carbons for asymmetric supercapacitors. (2009/2010).

  • Italian representative Member of the Management Committee (MC) in the European COST Action MP1004

“Hybrid Energy Storage Devices and Systems for Mobile and Stationary Applications” 2011/2015.

  • Italian representative Member of the Management Committee (MC) for the European COST Action CA15107 “Multi-Functional nano-carbon composite materials” (MultiComp). (from 07/04/2016 to 06/04/2020 )

Scientific activity prizes and awards

 –  Energy and Mobility Prize 2011, H2 Roma, for the scientific article “Mesoporous Carbon Materials as Electrodes for Electrochemical Supercapacitors”, International Journal of Electrochemical Science, 5 (2010) 903-916. Authors: Francesco Lufrano, Pietro Staiti.

–  Energy and Mobility Prize 2010, H2 Roma, for the scientific article “Study and Optimisation of Manganese Oxide Based Electrodes for Electrochemical Supercapacitors”, Journal power Sources 187 (1) (2009) 284-289. Authors: Pietro Staiti e Francesco Lufrano.

–  The article “Polymer Electrolytes Based on Sulfonated Polysulfone for Direct Methanol Fuel Cells “, F. Lufrano, V. Baglio, P. Staiti, A.S. Aricò, V. Antonucci, Journal of Power Sources, 179 (1) (2008) 34-41 that was included in the CNR Book of Highlights 2008-2009 (Page 103).

 Research Activity and Scientific Skills:

Electrochemical supercapacitors (EC), Direct methanol fuel cells (DMFC), hydrogen-fed polymer cells (PEMFC), Innovative lead/carbon batteries, Nanostructured carbons, inorganic and hybrid materials and ionic exchange membranes.

Scientific Publications
–   Author of 44 publications on International Scientific Magazines (ISI), 16 Publications in international Conference Proceedings, and around 60 in Presentations during international Conferences.

–  MIUR, PRIN, etc. Scientific projects Reviewer, Referee Activities for various International Scientific Magazines (» 50) such as,  Chemical Review; Advanced Materials; Advanced Energy Materials, ACS Nano; ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces; Journal of Material chemistry A, Carbon, Journal of Power Sources; Electrochimica Acta; etc.

Professional Websites

Google_Scholar_Lufrano–Link (https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=tCQhU2UAAAAJ&hl=en)

Researchgate_Lufrano –Link (https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Francesco_Lufrano)

Scopus ID_Lufrano – Link (https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=55912111600

Referee activity for various International Scientific Magazines (» 50) such as,  Chemical Review; Advanced Materials; Advanced Energy Materials, ACS Nano; ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces; Journal of Material chemistry A, Carbon, Journal of Power Sources; Electrochimica Acta; etc.

Recent Publications:

  1. Staiti, F. Lufrano, “Nafion® and Fumapem® polymer electrolytes for the development of advanced solid-state supercapacitors” Electrochimica acta, Electrochimica Acta, 206 (2016) 432–439.
  2. G. Calvo, F. Lufrano, A. Arenillas, A. Brigandì, J. A. Menéndez, P. Staiti; Effect of unequal load of carbon xerogel in electrodes on the electrochemical performance of asymmetric supercapacitors; Journal of Applied Electrochemistry, 44 (2014) 481-489.
  3. G. Calvo, F. Lufrano, P. Staiti, A. Brigandì, A. Arenillas, J.A. Menéndez, Optimizing the electrochemical performance of aqueous symmetric supercapacitors based on an activated carbon xerogel, Journal of Power Sources, 241 (2013) 776-782.
  4. Lufrano, V. Baglio, P. Staiti, V. Antonucci, A.S. Aricò. “Performance Analysis of Polymer Electrolyte Membranes for Direct Methanol Fuel Cells” Journal of Power Sources 243 (2013) 519-534.
  5. Staiti , A. Arenillas, F. Lufrano, J. Ángel Menéndez, High energy ultracapacitor based on carbon xerogel electrodes and sodium sulfate electrolyte, Journal of Power Sources 214 (2012) 137-141.
  6. Lufrano, V. Baglio, O. Di Blasi, P. Staiti, V. Antonucci, A.S. Aricò. “Solid polymer electrolyte based on sulfonated polysulfone membranes and acidic silica for direct methanol fuel cells” Solid State Ionics 216 (2012) 90–94.
  7. Lufrano, P. Staiti, “Mesoporous Carbon Materials as Electrodes for Electrochemical Supercapacitors”, International Journal of Electrochemical Science, 5 (2010) 903-916.
  8. Staiti, F. Lufrano, “Investigation of polymer electrolyte hybrid supercapacitor based on manganese oxide – carbon electrodes”, Electrochimica Acta 55 (2010) 7436-7442.
  9. Staiti, F. Lufrano, “Study and Optimisation of Manganese Oxide Based Electrodes for Electrochemical Supercapacitors”, Journal power Sources 187 (1) (2009) 284-289.
  10. Lufrano, V. Baglio, P. Staiti, A.S. Aricò, V. Antonucci, “Polymer Electrolytes Based on Sulfonated Polysulfone for Direct Methanol Fuel Cells “, Journal of Power Sources, Vol 179 (1) (2008) 34-41.
 

Contact Information

  • Position Title: Lead Researcher
  • E-mail address: francesco.lufrano@itae.cnr.it