I-5 – Polymer electrolyte ionomers: advances in cation- and anion-exchange membranes and ion conduction

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Organizers: Andrew Herring (Colorado School of Mines), Michael Hickner (The Pennsylvania State University), Peter Pintauro (Vanderbilt University), Vito Di Noto (University of Padua), Patric Jannasch (Lund University).

Mario Casciola

Università di Perugia, Italy

Mario Casciola is full professor in General and Inorganic Chemistry at the Department of Chemistry, Biology and Biotechnologies of Perugia University. His scientific interests are mainly focused on the chemistry of layered materials belonging to the class of metal(IV) phosphates and phosphonates and on their use as nanofillers of polymer based composites. In recent years he contributed to the development of the chemistry of layered zirconium phosphonates bearing acidic groups in the interlayer region and to their investigation as solid state proton conductors. Particular attention was devoted to the use of layered phosphates and phosphonates as fillers of proton conducting ionomers with the aim to develop composite membranes for fuel cell application exhibiting enhanced proton conductivity and mechanical properties. His research activity is documented by more than 130 articles in international journals, 18 review papers and 5 patents.

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