Amorphous and crystalline titanium dioxide in sodium batteries: an experimental and theoretical approach

Federico Bella

Politecnico di Torino

Federico Bella is assistant professor of Chemistry at Politecnico di Torino, Italy. He received both the BSc and MSc in Industrial Chemistry at University of Turin and the PhD in Electronic Devices at the Italian Institute of Technology. He has been visiting scientist at Universitat Politècnica de València, National University of Malaysia and École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne. Currently, he is working in the field of solar cells and rechargeable batteries stabilization and optimization through polymeric and chemometric approaches. He has been awarded with the “ENI Award” as the best Italian under-30 scientist in the field of renewable energy (2016) and with the “ENERCHEM-1 Prize” as the best Italian under-35 researcher for contributions of particular interest in the field of chemistry of renewable energies (2016). In 2017 he was 1st in the European “Top Young Scientists” chart by VIA-Academy; then he got the ISE-Elsevier Prize for Applied Electrochemistry. He is author of 65 publications in international peer-reviewed journal (h-index = 35), and is also the Coordinator of the Young Group of the Italian Chemical Society.


Titanium dioxide (TiO2), in its amorphous as well as most common polyphases including anatase, rutile, brookite and various metastable phases, is under intense investigation as anode candidate for advanced sodium-ion... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Federico Bella (Politecnico di Torino)
  2. Ana B. Muñoz-garcía (University of Naples Federico II)
  3. Giuseppina Meligrana (Politecnico di Torino)
  4. Francesca Colò (Politecnico di Torino)
  5. Andrea Lamberti (Politecnico di Torino)
  6. Matteo Destro (LITHOPS S.r.l.)
  7. Michele Pavone (University of Naples Federico II)
  8. Claudio Gerbaldi (Politecnico di Torino)

Topic Area

Energy Storage


IL-3A » Electroceramics for Energy Applications (10:30 - Tuesday, 10th July, Aula Louis Verhaegen)

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