Home / MATERA Fabio V.


ORCID: orcid.org/0000-0002-0694-9060

SCOPUS: 23994229900

Education Qualifications and Specializations:

Degree in Mechanical Engineering – University of Catania, 1997.

PhD in Electronic, Automation, Complex Systems and Control Engineering – XXIII cycle – University of Catania, 2010

Current Education Qualification:

Researcher III level

Scientific activity:

Design, development, and characterisation of components for fuel cells electrochemical devices.

Design and integration of fuel cells systems.

Design and realisation of integrated measure systems for fuel cells stacks and systems.

Design, characterisation, and development of electrochemical systems for hydrogen compression and purification

Design of systems aiming at being applied in the automotive industry, and other fields, such as portable, aerospace, and marine.


  1. Matera, F.V., Gatto, I., Patti, A., Passalacqua, E., Fuel cell performance assessment for closed-loop renewable energy systems, (2016) Journal of Energy Chemistry, 25 (3), pp. 531-538. doi: 10.1016/j.jechem.2016.01.017
  2. A Pedicini, R., Matera, F., Giacoppo, G., Gatto, I., Passalacqua, E., Performance assessment of an integrated PEFC and an hydrogen storage device based on innovative material, (2015) International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, , pp. 17388-17393., doi: 10.1016/j.ijhydene.2015.09.153
  3. Pedicini, F. Matera, G. Giacoppo, I. Gatto, E. Passalacqua, “Performance assessment of an integrated PEFC and an hydrogen storage device based on innovative material”, XIV International Congress of the Mexican Hydrogen Society, Cancún, Mexico, September 30 – October 4, 2014.
  4. Pedicini, B. Schiavo, G. Giacoppo, F. Matera, A. Saccà, A. Carbone and E.Passalacqua, Functionalised Hybrid Poly(ether ether ketone: a Hydrogen Storage Material, ISAEST-10, Chennai, India, 28-30 January, 2013.
  5. Mailland, F., Hovland, S., Passalacqua, E., Giacoppo, G., Barbera, O., Matera, F., Fuel cell design and breadboarding activities for lunar surface applications (2012) Proceedings of the International Astronautical Congress, IAC, 9, pp. 7062-7076.
  6. Baglio, V., Stassi, A., Matera, F.V., Kim, H., Antonucci, V., Aricò, A.S., AC-impedance investigation of different MEA configurations for passive-mode DMFC mini-stack applications, (2010) Fuel Cells, 10 (1), pp. 124-131. DOI: 10.1002/fuce.200900066
  7. Matera, F.V., Sapienza, C., Andaloro, L., Dispenza, G., Ferraro, M., Antonucci, V., An integrated approach to hydrogen economy in Sicilian islands (2009) International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 34 (16), pp. 7009-7014. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijhydene.2008.09.107
  8. Baglio, V., Stassi, A., Matera, F.V., Antonucci, V., Aricò, A.S., Investigation of passive DMFC mini-stacks at ambient temperature (2009) Electrochimica Acta, 54 (7), pp. 2004-2009. DOI: 10.1016/j.electacta.2008.07.061
  9. Sapienza, C., Andaloro, L., Matera, F.V., Dispenza, G., Cretì, P., Ferraro, M., Antonucci, V., Batteries analysis for FC-hybrid powertrain optimization, (2008) International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 33 (12), pp. 3230-3234. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijhydene.2008.01.023
  10. Baglio, V., Stassi, A., Matera, F.V., Di Blasi, A., Antonucci, V., Aricò, A.S., Optimization of properties and operating parameters of a passive DMFC mini-stack at ambient temperature (2008) Journal of Power Sources, 180 (2), pp. 797-802. DOI: 10.1016/j.jpowsour.2008.02.078

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  • Position Title: Researcher