Personale docente

Vito Di Noto

Professore ordinario


Indirizzo: VIA F. MARZOLO, 1 - PADOVA . . .

Telefono: 0498275229

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Prof. Vito Di Noto was awarded a degree in Chemistry by the University of Padova in the Academic Year 1985/86 with full marks. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in Chemistry at the University of Padova in October 1992.

From 1992 to 2002 he was a researcher at the Department of Inorganic, Metallorganic and Analytical Chemistry of the University of Padova. Since October 2002 he is a Professor of Inorganic Chemistry (SSD CHIM/03) at the Department of Chemical Sciences of the University of Padova.

At the end of the ‘80’s, Prof. Di Noto carried out research activity at the Hamburg Synchrotron (DESY), as a guest of Prof. H. G. Zachmann of the Department of Macromolecular Chemistry. He has collaborated with qualified national industrial research laboratories such as Centro Ricerche Giulio Natta; MONTELL S.p.A. (Ferrara); ECP-Enichem Polimeri (Ferrara); Agusta (Milan); Cryvet (Treviso); Automation Progetti (Padova); Spectro (Milan); SCHMIDLIN Labor+Service AG (Sarbach Neuheim Switzerland).

Prof. Di Noto is author and co-author of over 170 publications, including papers on international “peer reviewed” journals and 19 patents.
Prof. Di Noto is a reviewer of the following international journals:
• American Chemical Society: Analytical Chemistry; Chemistry of Materials; Journal of the American Chemical Society; Journal of Physical Chemistry; Langmuir; Energy and Fuels; Inorganic Chemistry.
• Elsevier: Applied Surface Science; Applied Catalysis B – Environmental; Catalysis Communications; Chemical Physics Letters; Coordination Chemistry Reviews; Electrochimica Acta; European Polymer Journal; Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry; Journal of Membrane Science; Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids; Surface and Coatings Technology; The International Journal of Hydrogen Energy; Journal of Power Sources; Materials Science and Engineering B; Materials Chemistry and Physics; Polymer; Solid State Ionics; Solid State Sciences; Vibrational Spectroscopy.
• Materials Research Society: Journal of Materials Research.
• RSC Publishing: ChemComm; Energy and Environmental Science; PCCP.
• Springer: Journal of Solid-State Electrochemistry; Ionics.
• The Electrochemical Society: The Journal of the Electrochemical Society; Electrochemical and Solid-State Letters.
• Wiley: Advanced Functional Materials; ChemCatChem; Chemical Engineering and Technology; Fuel Cells; Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics; Journal of Polymer Science part B; Journal of Applied Polymer Science; ChemSusChem.
• Altro: The Brazilian Journal of Chemical Engineering, ISRN Spectroscopy.

Prof. Di Noto was the Conference Chairman of the 12th International Symposium on Polymer Electrolytes (ISPE-12), which was held in Padova between August 29th and September 3rd, 2010. Prof. Di Noto belongs to the International Advisory Board of the ISPE conference series; he was also one of the co-organizers of the 13th International Symposium on Polymer Electrolytes (ISPE-13), which was held in Selfoss, Iceland between 26th and 31st August 2012. He was also the Guest Editor for the Special Issues dedicated to ISPE-12 of the following international journals:
• The International Journal of Hydrogen Energy: “Polymer Electrolytes” (under editing)
• Electrochimica Acta: “Progress in Polymer Electrolytes” (under editing)
• The International Journal of Hydrogen Energy (Volume 37, 2012).
• Electrochimica Acta (Volume 57, 2011).

The research activity of Prof. Di Noto’s group is focused on the preparation and characterization of materials for application in the field of energy. The materials are used to assemble prototype devices which are extensively characterized under operative conditions.

The research work consists in a broad range of activities, including:
· Design of new materials starting from basic chemistry and physics concepts;
· Novel chemical synthesis and processing;
· Advanced materials characterization;
· Measurement of physical and chemical properties;
· Fabrication and evaluation of prototype devices;
· Development of a fundamental understanding of the structure-property-performance relationships of the materials.

In particular, most of the research efforts are devoted to the synthesis and the study of materials for:
· Primary and secondary batteries;
· Fuel cells;
· Electrochemical supercapacitors;
· Field-effect transistors;
· Sensors;
· Actuators;
· Photo-electrochemical devices.

Some of the current research activities are briefly outlined below; the publications report the details, and can be found in