Welcome to the homepage of the Electrocatalysis and Applied Electrochemistry Group at the Department of Chemical Sciences, University of Padova. The research group applies electrochemical methods to the study of chemical problems, conducting investigations in electro-organic chemistry, electrochemical surface science, catalysis and environmental electrochemistry
 

 

Research highlights

 

Catalysis at the nanoscale level is a cornerstone technology for meeting the current energy challenge, which sweeps from fuel cell to pollutant degradation. On this regard, electrocatalysis is a field of particular interest and one of the most promising, owing to the ability of electrochemical techniques to control the selectivity of electron transfer at a molecular level.

 

Atom transfer radical polymerization (ATRP), allow polymers with narrow molecular weight distributions and complex architectures to be synthesized from various functional monomers. ATRP uses rapid and reversible catalytic activation of alkyl halides by a metal complex in the low oxidation state, typically Cu(I), to generate radicals and the complex in a higher oxidation state.

 
Eni Award 2014 -Dr. Nicola Bortolamei: Il dr. Nicola Bortolamei, dottorando del XXIV ciclo della Scuola di Dottorato in Scienze Molecolari, indirizzo Scienze Chimiche, supervisore prof. Armando Gennaro, ha vinto il premio Eni Award 2014 - Debut in Research con la tesi di dottorato "Electrochemistry for atom transfer radical polymerization: from mechanism to more controlled synthesis"

Premio di Tesi di Laurea della Divisione di Elettrochimica della SCI -Marco Fantin Il premio verrà consegnato il giorno 8 settembre 2014, ad Arcavacata di Rende, durante il XXV congresso della SCI. Al vincitore, oltre al premio e ad un contributo alle spese di viaggio, verrà assegnata una borsa di studio che coprirà le spese d’iscrizione. I Premi per per Laureati Magistrali sono offerti da CLAIND s.r.l., Materials, Mates Italia s.r.l. e Photo Analytical s.r.l.

Electrocatalysis and Applied Electrochemistry Group

Department of Chemical Sciences, University of Padova, Via Marzolo, 1 I-35131, Padova