Renewable Energy and Alternative Technologies
Institute for Advanced Energy and Technologies, Italy
Rolando Pedicini is a researcher at CNR – Institute for Advanced Energy and Technologies “Nicola Giordano” in Messina, Italy. He obtained a Master's Degree in Chemistry at the University of Messina. From 2001 to 2003 he held a scholarship from Pirelli Labs; from 2003 to 2004 he was a scholarships winner at CNR-ITAE; and from 2004 he worked on a grant and then as a temporary researcher at CNR-ITAE. He has held a permanent position at CNR-ITAE since 2009. His scientific skills cover different fields in energy research, from production through to the use of fuel cells for the storage of energy carriers such as hydrogen. More specifically, his interests are around polymers functionalization (PEEK, PSF, etc.), the development of non-perfuorosulphonic, blend and composite membranes (ZrO2, TiO2, etc), and chemical-physical characterisations (SEM-EDX, XRD, TGA, BET). He has increasingly focused his recent work on hydrogen and hydrogen storage, and is currently in charge of the 'Hydrogen Storage: Materials and Applications' research project at CNR-ITAE. Since 2015 Roland has been a member of the New European Research Grouping on Fuel Cell and Hydrogen (N.ERGHY). Furthermore, since 2015 he has been the technical coordinator of two Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) with Instituto Tecnológico de Chetumal and Universidad de Quintana Roo, both in Mexico. In July 2015 he was announced as the winner of the CNR Short Term Mobility program in collaboration with University of Patras. Lastly, in 2014 Rolando worked as an evaluator for national projects at the Ministry of Education, University and Research. He is author/co-author of 32 papers in international scientific journals, one book chapter, 71 congress communications, and 38 scientific reports for EU, national, and industrial contractors. He remains a reviewer for several international scientific journals.