We mainly deal with energy and environment in their various nuances. From the production of hydrogen to the degradation of pollutants, we propose alternative solutions in response to today’s problems and needs.
Water splitting is one of the most investigated topics of the last decade, as it is recognized as one of the most sustainable alternatives to produce green hydrogen. Nano4GEA research team designs and develops nanoscale materials suitably tuning morphology, composition, crystalline structure, porosity, optical and electrochemical properties to optimize the photo-electrocatalytic performance in the water splitting.
Our research focuses on designing and synthesizing new efficient nanostructures for the (photo)degradation of pollutants in wastewater. We aim to understand the correlation between both the photocatalytic activity and the physico-chemical properties of the materials.
We investigate the modulation of optoelectronic properties in low- and mid-band gap semiconducting nanostructures, which can be applied, among the others, to create high-temperature surfaces for solar water desalination or semi-transparent slabs for luminescent solar concentrators.
We also collaborate with Prof. Polo MEClab research group.
The research activity of this group focuses on the study and application of molecular electrochemistry to develop multidisciplinary research programs encompassing areas of chemistry, materials sciences, engineering, biology, and medicine.