Sergio Brutti

Associate professor
Master degree in Chemistry in 2000 and PhD title in 2004 at the Università di Roma La Sapienza under the supervision of Prof. Giovanni Balducci (high temperature thermodynamics of materials). Between 2004 and 2011 junior and senior post doc in various academic and research insitutions in Italy and abroad (Università di Roma La Sapienza, Università di Roma Tre, CNR-ISMN, University of Oxford-UK, Unviersity of St. Andrews-UK, University of Thessaloniki-Greece) always working in the field of materials science. In december 2011 hired at the Università della Basilicata (SSD Chm/02 chimica fisica) as permanent researcher (physical chemistry research group supervised by Prof. Roberto Teghil). PI of the research project FIRB 2010 "Hydrides as high capacity anodes for lithium batteries" funded by MIUR (2012-2017) in joint collaboration with Dr.ssa Priscilla Reale (ENEA) . From 2013 to 2018 involved as PI or investigator in many research projects funded by italian institutions (PRIN2010-2011, SmartBasilicata-PONREC; Basilicata Innovazione 2013-2014-2015, PAR-ENEA_MISE 2017-2018) or by private sponsors (SAES Getters Spa). In 2014 elected Councilor of the Board of Directors of the Sezione Basilicata of the Società Chimica Italiana (2015-2018) and in 2018 velected Councilor of the Board of Directors of the Divisione di Chimica Fisica della SCI (2019-2021). Between 2014 and 2017 obtained the national abilitation as associate and full professor in physical chemsitry and inorganic chemsitry. In december 2019 moved to the Dipartimento di Chimica dell'Unviersità di Roma La Sapienza. Between 2001 and 2019 published 89 papers on ISI journals reaching 1772 citations with an overall H-index of 24.
Research activity
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Physical chemistry
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My research interests fall in the field of solid state chemistry and thermodynamics with the final aim to develop knowledge-based advanced materials for advanced technological applications. In particular my research approach integrates vertically the investigation of materials for energy applications exploiting a variety of techniques and complementary-strategies: (a) physical-chemistry experimental characterization of the materials structural, thermodynamic and morphological properties (X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, atomic force microscopy, Raman spectroscopy, infrared spectroscopy, X-ray photoemission spectroscopy, X-ray absorption spectroscopies; Nitrogen adsorption; thermal analysis, calorimetric analysis); (b) functional characterization of materials (and processes) in energy storage devices ex situ and in operando (Li-batteries, Na-batteries, Li-O2 batteries, fuel cells, supercapacitors, H2 sorption alloys) (c) computational modelling by density functional theory (DFT) of solids and molecules (gas phase and solvated in simulated dielectrics) to evaluate their thermodynamic properties in relevant application environment
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