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ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-6133-3293

Education Qualifications and Specializations:

High School Diploma, Qualified Industrial Chemist

Qualification: Tenured Research Agency Technical Officer, IV Level

Equipment Manager of dynamo mechanics analysis equipment

Scientific activity:

  • Preparation of gas diffusion electrodes (GDE) and catalyzed membranes (CM) for fuel cells.
  • MEA preparation with both Nafion traditional and non-perfluorophosphonic membranes.
  • Chemical-physical characterisation of electrodes and starting materials, which encompasses thickness measures, thermogravimetric analysis, and dynamic mechanical analysis.
  • Measurements of electrochemical characterisation in single cell-scale test stations from 5 to 160 cm2 and PEFC stack from 10 W to 5 kW.
  • Development of dedicated electrodes and MEA for the realisation of single cell having different geometries and surfaces (from 5 to 160 cm2).
  • Development of electrodes and MEA that are suitable for being used in stack configuration.
  • Development of electrodes and MEA for electrochemical devices, such as AMFC cells and hydrogen compressor.


  1. Fabio V. Matera ,Irene Gatto ,Assunta Patti ,Enza Passalacqua Fuel cell performance assessment for closed-loop renewable energy systems Journal of Energy Chemistry Volume 25, Issue 3, May 2016, Pages 531–538
  2. R. Pedicini, A. Saccà, A. Carbone, I. Gatto, A. Patti and E. Passalacqua, Study on sulphonated polysulphone/polyurethane blend membranes for fuel cell applications, Chemical Physics Letters, Vol. 579, (2013) pp. 100-104.
  3. A. Stassi, I. GATTO, G. Monforte, A. Patti, E. Passalacqua, V. Baglio, A.S. Aricò, A Study of Pd-based Electrocatalysts for Automotive Applications, 64th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Electrochemistry, Santiago de Querétaro, Mexico, September 8-13, 2013.
  4. A.S. Aricò, A. Stassi, I. Gatto, G. Monforte, A. Patti, E. Passalacqua, Palladium-based electrocatalysts for oxygen reduction and hydrogen oxidation in intermediate temperature polymer electrolyte fuel cells, EFC13 Roma, Italia, 11-13 December 2013.
  5. I. Gatto A. Saccà A. Patti A. Carbone D. Sebastian V. Baglio A. Aricò (2016) “Improved Lifetime of Automotive Application Fuel Cells with Low Pt-loading (IMPACT)”, DELIVERABLE REPORT 4.3 “DATA-SET ON ELECTROCHEMICAL ACTIVITY, PERFORMANCE AND STABILITY OF ALL CATALYST FORMULATIONS” Rapp.Est.09/16 (2016)
  6. Gatto A. Carbone A. Saccà G. Giacoppo A. Patti R. Pedicini F. Matera DEVELOPMENT AND CHARACTERISATION OF INNOVATIVE COMPONENTS FOR PEFC. RESEARCH PROJECT – High Efficiency Technologies for On board Energy and Environmental Sustainability” (TESEO)” (PON02_00153_2939517).OR5 – Study and realisation of highly innovative energy systems specifically developed for mid-long term application in the marine sectorATT. 5.1 – Study and realisation of innovative technologies based on polymer electrolyte fuel cells (PEFC) to be applied in the marine sector FINAL TECHNICAL REPORT Rapp. Est. 12/16 (2016)
  7. GATTO, A. Saccà, A. Patti, A. Stassi, S. Zignani, V. Baglio, A.S. Aricò Improved Lifetime of Automotive Application Fuel Cells with Low Pt-loading (IMPACT)”, Deliverable Report 4.2: Intermediate report on Cathode catalyst synthesis – Rapp.Est.12/15 (2015)
  8. R. Pedicini, G. Giacoppo, F. Matera, A. Saccà, A. Carbone, I. Gatto, A. Patti, E. Passalacqua, “Planning agreement CNR-MSE on “Fuel cells for cogeneration stationary application”- Project Line 2: Development of electrochemical accumulators – Task 2.3.4: Design, realisation, and characterisation of an hydrogen storage device based on the material resulting from the previous phase – Final report – 4th year” June 2014 – Rapp.Est. 752014
  9. I. Gatto, F. Matera, “Improved Lifetime of Automotive Application Fuel Cells with Low Pt-loading (IMPACT)”,Deliverable Report 2.1: Definition of MEA, test cell and stack hardware October 2014 – Rapp.Est. 59/2014

I. Gatto, F. Matera, “Improved Lifetime of Automotive Application Fuel Cells with Low Pt-loading (IMPACT)”,Deliverable Report 2.2: Definition of cell and stack test conditions October 2014 – Rapp.Est. 60/2014


Contact Information

  • Position Title: Research Agency Technical Officer
  • Personal Title: Mrs
  • Location: Main Building - office 25
  • Telephone number: 090-624240
  • E-mail address: assunta.patti@itae.cnr.it