Atomic scale design of catalysts and elettrocatalysts for a knowledge-based development of innovative energetic platforms


Responsabile: Prof. Gaetano Granozzi, PO, Dipartimento di Scienze Chimiche

Composizione del GRE:

  • Gaetano Granozzi, PO
  • Stefano Agnoli, PA
  • Gian Andrea Rizzi, PA


Aree di ricerca di afferenza:



Surface Scienze Lab



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. Habrioux, L. 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



The Surface Science and Catalysis Group
Permanent Staff: Prof. Gaetano Granozzi (P.I.) | Prof. Gian Andrea Rizzi | Dr. Stefano Agnoli
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