Responsabile: Prof. Stefano Agnoli, PO, DIpartimento di Scienze Chimiche


Composizione del GRE:

  • Stefano Agnoli, PO
  • Laura Calvillo Lamana, PA
  • Mattia Cattelan, RTDa


Aree di ricerca di afferenza:

  • Sistemi di accumulo energetico
  • Tecnologie per il risparmio energetico



The group is involved in two European Projects in the field of fuel cells and electrocatalysts:

– NMP.2012.1.1: European Coordination of DECORE: Direct ElectroChemical Oxidation Reaction of Ethanol: optimization of the catalyst/support assembly for high temperature operation (

– FCH-JU-2011-1: University of Padova local coordination of CathCat: Novel catalyst materials for the cathode side of MEAs suitable for transportation applications ( )

 The following Italian projects are currently running:

-FIRB GIOVANI 2012: Beyond graphene: tailored carbon layers for catalysis and sustainable chemistry.

-FIRB 2012 : Oxides at the Nanoscale: Multifunctionality and Applications 


Elenco delle ultime cinque pubblicazioni:

  1. A. Zana, C. Rüdiger , J. Kunze-Liebhäuser , G. Granozzi, N. E. A. Reeler, T. Vosch, J. J.K. Kirkensgaard and Matthias Arenz, Core-shell TiO2@C: towards alternative supports as replacement for high surface area carbon for PEMFC Catalysts, Electrochimica Acta 139 (2014) 21–28
  2. M. Favaro, S. Agnoli, M. Cattelan, A. Moretto, C. Durante, S. Leonardi, J. Kunze-Liebhäuser, O. Schneider, A. Gennaro and G. Granozzi, Shaping graphene oxide by Electrochemistry: from Foams to Self-Assembled Molecular Materials, Carbon 77 (2014) 405-415
  3. Y. Luo, A. HabriouxL. Calvillo, Gaetano Granozzi and N. Alonso-Vante Yttrium Oxide/Gadolinium Oxide-Modified Platinum Nanoparticles as Cathodes for the Oxygen Reduction Reaction, ChemPhysChem (2014), 15, 2136 – 2144
  4. W. Ju, M. Favaro, C. Durante, L. Perini, S. Agnoli, O. Schneider, U. Stimming and G. Granozzi Pd Nanoparticles deposited on nitrogen-doped HOPG: New Insights into the Pd-catalyzed Oxygen Reduction Reaction, Electrochimica Acta 141 (2014) 89–101
  5. M. Favaro, L. Ferrighi, G. Fazio, L. Colazzo, C. Di Valentin, C. Durante, F. Sedona, A. Gennaro, S. Agnoli and G. Granozzi, Single- and Multi-Doping in Graphene Quantum Dots: Unraveling the Origin of Selectivity in the Oxygen Reduction Reaction, ACS Catal. (2015), 5, 129−144


Prof. Stefano Agnoli: 

                                 049 8275167

  Surface Science Lab

The Surface Science and Catalysis Laboratory is equipped with four experimental chambers in ultra-high-vacuum, reactors, instrumental equipments, synthesis laboratories where the following research lines are pursued:

– Structure and activity of model catalysts studied by Surface Science tools;

– Atomic Scale design of electrocatalysts for advanced electrodes (fuel cells, solar fuels);

– Growth and functional characterization of chemically modified 2D and 3D graphene and other 2D nanosheets (h-BN, MoS2) systems for energetics and catalysis;

– Nanosystems and nanocomposites for gas- and bio-sensing.