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Department of Applied Science and Technology - DISAT, Politecnico di Torino

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Born in Torino (TO), Italy in 1976, Claudio Gerbaldi (C.G.) got his Laurea Degree in Chemistry at the University of Torino in AY 2001/2002. In November 2002, he passed the qualifying examination for Chemistry practice. In March 2006, C.G. earned the Degree of Ph.D. in Materials Science and Technology (XVIII cycle) at the Politecnico di Torino. From January 2006 to December 2009, he had several Post-Doctoral Researcher positions at Politecnico di Torino for the development, structural/morphological and electrochemical characterization of innovative electrode/electrolyte materials and cells for energy applications (i.e., Li-based batteries and fuel cells). From January 2010 to September 2011, C.G. got a Senior Post-Doc Position at the new-born CSHR - Center for Human Space Robotics @POLITO of the Italian Institute of Technology (IIT), in the Energy platform for the research in the field of innovative systems for the energy storage and production (particularly, thin and flexible lithium cells with nanostructured electrodes and polymer electrolytes, polymeric capacitors, photovoltaic cells and systems for hydrogen production).
Since September 2011, C.G. is an Assistant Professor at the Politecnico di Torino, Department of Applied Science and Technology - DISAT (SECTOR: CHIM/07).
Since October 2011, he is also affiliated/external collaborator for the Italian Institute of Technology (IIT).
Currently, his main research areas concern the developments of energy production and storage devices and related materials (synthesis and structural-morphological and electrochemical characterization of meso-/nanostructured electrode materials and polymer electrolyte membranes prepared by UV-induced and thermal photopolymerisation).
C.G. is also responsible professor for the Chemistry course at the Politecnico di Torino.
C.G. is author/co-author of 37 articles published on international ISI journals with referee, 2 book chapters and 2 international patents. He is a member of the Editorial Board of the Global Journal of Physical Chemistry, Simplex Academic Publisher (ISSN 0976-9137).
He is an official referee for high-level international ISI journals such as Energy & Environmental Science, Advanced Energy Materials, Journal of Materials Chemistry, Electrochimica Acta, Journal of Materials Science, European Polymer Journal. He has been attending several national and international conferences, giving more than 50 oral talks and/or poster presentations. He has been invited speaker at the NANOFORUM conference (VI Edition, 2010), Turin (ITALY). C.G. has received awards and recognitions, among which in particular the "UniCredit Award" for the Innovation in Research, promoted by UniCredit Group with Unione Industriale di Torino, Politecnico and University of Torino and National Research Council for his Ph.D. Thesis. From 2002 to date he is a member of the Italian Chemical Society, Electrochemistry Division (card N° 14201).

Selected Publications

Selected list of publications: 

1. J.R. Nair, C. Gerbaldi, G. Meligrana, R. Bongiovanni, S. Bodoardo, N. Penazzi, P. Reale, V. Gentili. “UV-Cured Methacrylic Membranes as Novel Gel-Polymer Electrolyte for Li-ion Batteries” J. Power Sources 178 (2008) 751-757.

2. C. Gerbaldi, J.R. Nair, S. Ahmad, G. Meligrana, R. Bongiovanni, S. Bodoardo, N. Penazzi. “UV-cured polymer electrolytes encompassing hydrophobic room temperature ionic liquid for lithium batteries” J. Power Sources 195 (2010) 1706-1713.

3. C. Gerbaldi. “All-solid-state lithium-based polymer cells for high-temperature applications” Ionics 16 (2010) 777-786.

4. C. Gerbaldi, J.R. Nair, G. Meligrana, R. Bongiovanni, S. Bodoardo, N. Penazzi. “UV-curable siloxaneacrylate gel-copolymer electrolytes for lithium-based battery applications” Electrochim. Acta 55 (2010) 1460-1467.

5. J.R. Nair, C. Gerbaldi, M. Destro, R. Bongiovanni, N. Penazzi N. “Methacrylic-based solid polymer electrolyte membranes for lithium-based batteries by a rapid UV-curing process” React. Funct. Polym. 71 (2011) 409-416.

6. G. Meligrana, C. Gerbaldi, A. Tuel, S. Bodoardo, N. Penazzi. “Hydrothermal synthesis of high surface LiFePO4 powders as cathode for Li-ion cells” J. Power Sources 160 (2006) 516-522.

7. S. Ferrari, E. Quartarone, P. Mustarelli, A. Magistris, M. Fagnoni, A. Albini, C. Gerbaldi, A. Spinella. “Lithium ion conducting PVdF-HFP composite gel electrolytes based on N-methoxyethyl-Nmethylpyrrolidinium bis(trifluoromethanesulfonyl)-imide ionic liquid” J. Power Sources 195 (2010) 559-566.

8. A. Lamberti, M. Destro, S. Bianco, M. Quaglio, A. Chiodoni, C.F. Pirri, C. Gerbaldi. “Facile fabrication of cuprous oxide nanocomposite anode films for flexible Li-ion batteries via thermal oxidation” Electrochim. Acta 70 (2012) 62-68.

9. L. Jabbour, M. Destro, C. Gerbaldi, D. Chaussy, N. Penazzi, D. Beneventi. “Aqueous processing of cellulose based paper-anodes for flexible Li-ion batteries”. J. Mater. Chem. 22 (2012) 3227-3233.

10. D. Daghero, F. Paolucci, A. Sola, M. Tortello, G.A. Ummarino, M. Agosto, R.S. Gonnelli, J.R. Nair, C. Gerbaldi. “Large Conductance Modulation of Gold Thin Films by Huge Charge Injection via Electrochemical Gating” Physical Review Letters, 108 (2012) 066807(1-5).

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Lo staff complessivo di IIT conta circa 1440 persone. L’area scientifica è rappresentata da circa l’85% del personale. Il 45% dei ricercatori proviene dall’estero: di questi, il 29% è costituito da stranieri provenienti da oltre 50 Paesi e il 16% da italiani rientrati. Oggi il personale scientifico è composto da circa 60 principal investigators, circa 110 ricercatori e tecnologi di staff, circa 350 post doc, circa 500 studenti di dottorato e borsisti, circa 130 tecnici. Oltre 330 posti su 1400 creati su fondi esterni. Età media 34 anni. 41% donne / 59 % uomini.

Nel 2015 IIT ha ricevuto finanziamenti pubblici per circa 96 milioni di euro (80% del budget), conseguendo fondi esterni per 22 milioni di euro (20% budget) provenienti da 18 progetti europei17 finanziamenti da istituzioni nazionali e internazionali, circa 60 progetti industriali

La produzione di IIT ad oggi vanta circa 6990 pubblicazioni, oltre 130 finanziamenti Europei e 11 ERC, più di 350 domande di brevetto attive, oltre 12 start up costituite e altrettante in fase di lancio. Dal 2009 l’attività scientifica è stata ulteriormente rafforzata con la creazione di dieci centri di ricerca nel territorio nazionale (a Torino, Milano, Trento, Parma, Roma, Pisa, Napoli, Lecce, Ferrara) e internazionale (MIT ed Harvard negli USA) che, unitamente al Laboratorio Centrale di Genova, sviluppano i programmi di ricerca del piano scientifico 2015-2017.

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Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT) is a public research institute that adopts the organizational model of a private law foundation. IIT is overseen by Ministero dell'Istruzione, dell'Università e della Ricerca and Ministero dell'Economia e delle Finanze (the Italian Ministries of Education, Economy and Finance).  The Institute was set up according to Italian law 326/2003 with the objective of promoting excellence in basic and applied research andfostering Italy’s economic development. Construction of the Laboratories started in 2006 and finished in 2009.

IIT has an overall staff of about 1,440 people. The scientific staff covers about 85% of the total. Out of 45% of researchers coming from abroad 29% are foreigners coming from more than 50 countries and 16% are returned Italians. The scientific staff currently consists of approximately 60 Principal Investigators110 researchers and technologists350 post-docs and 500 PhD students and grant holders and 130 technicians. External funding has allowed the creation of more than 330 positions . The average age is 34 and the gender balance proportion  is 41% female against 59% male.

In 2015 IIT received 96 million euros in public funding (accounting for 80% of its budget) and obtained 22 million euros in external funding (accounting for 20% of its budget). External funding comes from 18 European Projects, other 17 national and international competitive projects and approximately 60 industrial projects.

So far IIT accounts for: about 6990 publications, more than 130 European grants and 11 ERC grants, more than 350 patents or patent applications12 up start-ups and as many  which are about to be launched. The Institute’s scientific activity has been further strengthened since 2009 with the establishment of 11 research nodes throughout Italy (Torino, Milano, Trento, Parma, Roma, Pisa, Napoli, Lecce, Ferrara) and abroad (MIT and Harvard University, USA), which, along with the Genoa-based Central Lab, implement the research programs included in the 2015-2017 Strategic Plan.