Vito Di Noto

Centre for Mechanics of Biological Materials - University of Padova 
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Date of birth: June 02, 1949

Vito Di Noto is Full Professor of Electrochemistry for Energy and Solid-State Chemistry in the Department of Industrial Engineering of the University of Padova, Italy. He is the Head of the Section of Chemistry for Technology in the same Department, and the founder and the team leader of the research group "Chemistry of Materials for the Metamorphosis and the Storage of Energy - CheMaMSE".

Educational activity
The teaching activity of Prof. Vito Di Noto currently consists in a fundamental chemistry course and in advanced courses on electrochemistry, solid-state electrochemistry, solid-state chemistry, inorganic materials and on materials for energy applications held for the master degrees in Materials and Energy Engineering. He was invited to give several lectures and tutorials in foreign universities and international congresses.

Main Research Topics
Electrolyte and electrode materials for energy conversion and storage devices: anion-exchange membrane fuel cells (AEMFCs), proton exchange membrane fuel cells (PEMFCs), high-temperature proton exchange membrane fuel cells (HT-PEMFCs), direct methanol fuel cells (DMFCs), PEM electrolyzers and redox flow batteries (RFBs); Polymer electrolytes and electrode materials for secondary lithium and magnesium batteries (beyond -Li batteries); Study of the electric response of ion-conducting, electric and dielectric materials by Broadband Electrical Spectroscopy (BES). The results of the research activities of Prof. Di Noto were the basis of several technologies transfer processes and led to several national and international patents sold to private companies.

Membership and Appointment
Electrochemical Society (ECS): "member-at-large" of the Executive Committee of: (i) the Energy Technology Division (ETD); (ii) the Physical and Analytical Electrochemistry Division; from September 2014 to September 2017: (i) Member, and later President of the committee for the assignment of the ETD Srinivasan Award; and (ii) Member of the ETD Graduate Student Award committee. European Union (EU): elected Vice-Coordinator of SubProgramme 1 - "Electrolytes" of the "Joint Research Programme on Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Technologies (FCs&H2)" of the "European Energy Research Alliance (EERA)". Conference Chairman: "21st International Conference on Solid State Ionics - SSI-21", Padova, Italy, 18-23 June 2017; "7th German-Italian-Japanese meeting of Electrochemists - 7th GIJME", Padova, Italy, 14-16 June 2014; "12th International Symposium on Polymer Electrolytes - ISPE-12", Padova, Italy, 29 August - 3 September 2010. Membership in Societies: ECS; The American Chemical Society (ACS); The International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE); "SocietÓ Chimica Italiana - Divisione di Elettrochimica" (Italian Chemical Society -Electrochemistry Division); "Associazione Italiana Chimica per Ingegneria - AICIng" (Italian Association of Chemistry for Engineering).



[max 10 publications
in the last 3 years]

G. Nawn, K. Vezz¨, G. Cavinato, G. Pace, F. Bertasi, G. Pagot, E. Negro, V. Di Noto, Opening Doors to Future Electrochemical Energy Devices: The Anion-Conducting Polyketone Polyelectrolytes, Adv. Funct. Mater. 28, 1706522 (2018).

K. Vezz¨, A.M. Maes, F. Bertasi, A.R. Motz, T-H Tsai, E.B. Coughlin, A.M. Herring, V. Di Noto, Interplay Between Hydroxyl Density and Relaxations in Poly(vinylbenzyltrimethylammonium)-b-poly(methylbutylene) Membranes for Electrochemical Applications, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 140, 1372-1384 (2018).

G. Nawn, K. Vezzu', F. Bertasi, G. Pagot, G. Pace; F. Conti, E. Negro, V. Di Noto, Electric Response and Conductivity Mechanism in H3PO4 Doped PBI4N?HfO2 Nanocomposite Membranes for HT-PEM Fuel Cells, Electrochimica Acta, 228, 562-574 (2017).

G. Pagot, F. Bertasi, G. Nawn, E. Negro, A. Bach Delpeuch, K. Vezz¨, D. Cristofori, V. Di Noto, Effect of Graphite and Copper Oxide on the Performance of High Voltage Li[Fe1/3Ni1/3Co1/3]PO4 Olivine Cathodes for Lithium Batteries. Electrochimica Acta, 225, 533-542 (2017).

F. Bertasi, F. Sepehr, G. Pagot, S.J. Paddison, V. Di Noto, Toward a Magnesium-Iodine Battery, Adv. Funct. Materials, 26, 4860-4865.

K. Vezz¨, A. Bach Delpeuch, E. Negro, S. Polizzi, G. Nawn, F. Bertasi, G. Pagot, K. Artyushkova, P. Atanassov, V. Di Noto. Fe-carbon nitride "Core-shell" electrocatalysts for the oxygen reduction reaction. Electrochimica Acta, 222, 1778-1791 (2016)

A. Tsurumaki, F. Bertasi, K. Vezz¨, E. Negro, V. Di Noto, H. Ohno. Dielectric relaxations of polyether-based polyurethanes containing ionic liquids as antistatic agents, Phys Chem Chem Phys, 18, 2369-2378.

F. Bertasi, C. Hettige, F. Sepehr, X. Bogle, G. Pagot, K. Vezz¨, E. Negro, S.J. Paddison, S.G. Greenbaum, M. Vittadello, V. Di Noto. A Key Concept in Magnesium Secondary Battery Electrolytes. ChemSusChem, 8, 3069-3076 (2015).

V. Di Noto, E. Negro, K. Vezz¨, F. Bertasi, G. Nawn. Origins, Developments, and Perspectives of Carbon Nitride-Based Electrocatalysts for Application in Low-Temperature FCs. The Electrochemical Society Interface, Summer 2015, 37 (2015).

G. Pagot, F. Bertasi, G. Nawn, E. Negro, G. Carraro, D. Barreca, C. Maccato, S. Polizzi, V. Di Noto. High-Performance Olivine for Lithium Batteries: Effects of Ni/Co Doping on the Properties of LiFeNiCoPO4 Cathodes. Adv Funct Mater, 25, 4032-4037 (2015).






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