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ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0001-9437-0237

Researcher, gianfranco.urbani@itae.cnr.it,

Education Qualifications and Specializations:
Degree in Materials Engineering, University of Messina, 1999

Current Education Qualification:
Tenured Researcher.

Scientific activity:

– Design, realisation and characterisation of low temperature fuel cells (DAFC-PEFC).
– Design and realisation of test stations for low temperature fuel cells.
– Design of systems aiming at the generation of electric energy from renewable sources.

  • Production of syngas from industrial by-products
  • Pyrolysis and Gasification of wood-based and algal biomasses
  1. “Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cell Mini Power Unit for Portable Application”. F. Urbani, G. Squadrito, O. Barbera, G. Giacoppo, E. Passalacqua, O. Zerbinati. Journal of Power Sources 169 (2007) 334.
  2. “CO Tolerant Electrodes Developed with Phosphomolybdic Acid for Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cell (PEFCs) Application”.
  3. I. Gatto, A. Saccà, A. Carbone, R. Pedicini, F. Urbani, E. Passalacqua. Journal of Power Sources 171 (2007) 540.3. “Effect of operative conditions on a PEFC stack performance”.
  4. F. Urbani, O. Barbera, G. Giacoppo, G. Squadrito, E. Passalacqua. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 33 (2008) 3137.
  5. ”Design and development of a 7kW polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell stack for UPS application”
  6. Squadrito, G. Giacoppo, O. Barbera, F. Urbani, E. Passalacqua, A. Musso, I. Rosso, L. Borello
  7. “Influence of the bolt torque on PEFC performance with different gasket materials”
  8. I.Gatto, F. Urbani, G. Giacoppo, O. Barbera, E. Passalacqua International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 36 (2011) 13043“MCFC integrated system in a biodiesel production process”
  9. Urbani, S. Freni, A. Galvagno, V. ChiodoJournal of Power Sources 196 (2011) 2691 “Analysis of biogas reforming process for molten carbonate fuel cells”
  10. Chiodo, F.Urbani, A. Galvagno, N. Mondello, S. Freni, Journal of Power Sources 206 (2012) 215.
  11. “Biogas as hydrogen source for fuel cell applications” A.Galvagno, V. Chiodo, F. Urbani, F. Freni International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 38 (2013) 3913.
  12. “Biogas reforming process investigation for SOFC application”
  13. Chiodo, A. Galvagno, A. Lanzini, D. Papurello, F. Urbani, M. Santarelli, S. Freni, Energy Conversion and Management 98 (2015) 252. “Pyrolysis of different biomass: Direct comparison among Posidonia Oceanica, Lacustrine Alga and White-Pine.

Contact Information

  • Position Title: Researcher III level