University of Rome Tor Vergata The University of Rome “Tor Vergata” (Uniroma2) was founded in 1982. Uniroma2 ranks 9th in the 2014 Report of the National Agency for the evaluation of Research Institution (ANVUR), first among those located in
central-southern Italy. The ANVUR report identifies Uniroma2 as excellent in several research areas, ranking first in Italy in the chemical sciences and second in mathematics and physics.
The University is active in numerous disciplines to expand basic and applied research, has joint thematic and interdisciplinary research programs with top Universities in the world. The EU has financed 99 projects within the 7th Framework Program and 42 more projects have been financed through other European and international programs. 13 projects submitted under the framework of H2020 have been already approved and 80 more are under evaluation.
The University of Rome “Tor Vergata” will participate at the project with the group MaDE@UTV (http://made.uniroma2.it) at the Department of Chemical Science and Technology (DCST). The scientific activity of the group has been focused for a long time on the study of innovative materials for energy production and sustainable development. The group has an over 15 years long experience on the development of nanocomposite polymeric electrolytes for polymeric fuel cells, on the preparation of organic/inorganic hybrid materials for different applications, and on nanostructured materials, mainly ceramic oxides for electrochemical applications (SOFCs, Li-ion batteries), catalysts for Bio Electrochemical Systems (BES), and materials for Redox Flow Battery (RFB), with special focus on components optimization both for Vanadium- and quinone-based batteries.
The Uniroma2 group is an interdisciplinary research Group (with background in physics, chemistry, material science, and engineering) consisting of 1 Full Professor, 2 Associate Professor, 1 Research Associate, 1 Technician, 2 Post-doctoral Fellows, 6 Ph D Students. Uniroma2 houses a wide range of research equipment with a broad range of specialized tools for synthesis and characterization of materials.
Moreover, the Uniroma2 group has a large experience in the electrochemical characterization of materials and in the fabrication of devices both at the lab- and prototype scale. Among the numerous international collaborations, most active those with Prof. Michael J. Aziz, Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (USA), Prof. Ana Tavares, INRS-EMT, University of Québec, Canada, Prof. Masaru Miyayama, Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, The University of Tokyo (Jp), of the Department of Physics and Astronomy Hunter College of CUNY New York (USA).
Greenernet Project / Main Roles
The main role of University Tor Vergata is to define AQDS-Bromidic Acid electrolytes. In particular, the team will screen a series of commercial grade electrolytes acquired from different companies qualified in supplying AQDS and HBr aqueous solutions tailored to large-scale volume. Electrochemical tests (i.e., ex situ cyclic voltammetry, polarization curves, energy density and cell voltage measurements) will be performed. To guarantee cycling stability of the battery, accelerated aging test will be set up to monitor electrolyte decomposition at operating temperature and voltage conditions