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Dr. Francesco Vizza




Education: Laurea Degree in Biology, University of Florence (Italy), 1982.

Work Experience: 1982-1985: Postgraduate researcher at the University of Florence, Department of Chemistry; 1986-2010: Technician, Researcher and Senior Researcher at the Istituto di Chimica dei Composti OrganoMetallici (ICCOM)-CNR, Florence, Italy; 2010-present: CNR Research Director; 2012 and 2019: Qualified as Full Professor in the field of “Fundamentals of Chemical Sciences and Inorganic systems”; 2019: Qualified as Full Professor in the field of “Industrial Chemistry”; February 2017 to present: ICCOM Director.

Management: see attached CV

Publications: 217 peer-reviewed publications in qualified international journals, 35 patents, 2 monographs, 9 chapters in specialized books, >200 presentations at International and National Chemical Meetings.

Bibliometric data (Scopus, 07/01/2021): h-index 51; results found 206; sum of times cited 7475; citing articles: 4863; average citation per item >36.

ORCID: 0000-0003-3850-0249 ResearcherID: N-5555-2015 Scopus Author ID:7003389755

Research Interests: Electrocatalysts for Fuel Cells (DAFC and PEMFC); Electroreforming for hydrogen production from renewable resources (alcohols); Electrocatalysts for solar fuel production; Electrocatalysts for the reduction of CO2 to fuels and chemicals; Direct electrochemical oxidation reaction of alcohols at medium to high temperature (150-200 °C); Development of photocatalysts for H2 evolution; Catalysts for hydrogen evolution by controlled hydrolysis or thermolysis of metal hydrides; Recovery of metals from waste lithium batteries; Organometallic Fuel cells (OMFC) and Organometallic Electro-reformers (OMER).

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