Prof. Roberto Capata

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

University of Roma Sapienza, Italy




2000 Ph.D., University of Roma “Sapienza”, Italy, Mechanical Engineering

1994 M.Sc., University of Roma “Sapienza”, Italy, Mechanical Engineering

Publications (Selected)

  1. R. Capata, E. Sciubba, A Gas Turbine based hybrid Vehicle: technological and configuration issues-part II. Journal of Engineering of Gas Turbine and Power. Vol. 125, pages 777-782.
  2. R. Capata, E. Sciubba, “The concept of the Gas Turbine-based Hybrid Vehicle: System, Design and Configuration Issues.” International Journal of Energy Research (IJER), Vol. 30, pages 671-684, 2006.
  3. R. Capata, E. Sciubba, “An Innovative Solution for Suburban Railroad Transportation: the TG-Hybrid Train”. International Journal of Thermodynamics (IJOT), Vol. 8, (n.1) 2005, pages 55-66.
  4. R. Capata, E. Sciubba, “Preliminary study of a Nano gas turbine” International Journal of Thermodynamics (IJOT), Vol. 8 (n.2), pages 81-91, June 2006.
  5. R. Capata, M. Lora, “The LETHETM Gas Turbine Prototype Vehicle of the University of Roma 1: design specifications of the Vehicle Management Unit”. Journal of .Energy Resources and Technology (JERT), 2007,  Vol. 129, n.2, pages 107-117.
  6. R. Capata, A. Coccia, “Procedure for the design of a Hybrid-Series vehicle at UDR1 and the Hybridization Degree choice”. Energies 2010, Vol. 3 , pages 450-461. DOI:10.3390/en3030450.
  7. R. Capata, A. Coccia, M. Lora, “A proposal for the CO2 abatement in urban areas: the UDR1–Lethe© turbo-hybrid vehicle” Energies, Hybrid Vehicle Special Issue – Energies 2011, 4(3), 368-388; DOI:10.3390/en4030368.
  8. Roberto Capata, “LETHETM-UDR1 passenger Sedan final proposed configuration”. International Journal of Transportation Technologies (JTT), Volume 01, Number 04 (Oct. 2011) PP.83-93, DOI: 10.4236/jtts.2011.14011.
  9. Roberto Capata, Chapter title: Ultra Micro Gas Turbines. Book: “Efficiency, Performance and Robustness of Gas Turbines“ (ISBN 978-953-51-0464-3).
  10. Roberto Capata, Alfonso Calabria, “Power Generation with Vegetable Oils in the Italian Scenario: A 20 MW Case Study. Technical Feasibility Analysis and Economical Aspects”. Engineering Vol. 4 No. 9 (2012) , Article ID: 23232 , 4 pages DOI:10.4236/eng.2012.49070.
  11. Roberto Capata, Mario Di Veroli, “Mathematical Modeling of Biomass Gasification in a Circulating Fluidized Bed CFB Reactor”. Journal of Sustainable Bioenergy Systems (JSBS) Vol. 2 No. 4 (2012) , Article ID: 26036 , 10 pages DOI:10.4236/jsbs.2012.24022.
  12. Roberto Capata, Enrico Sciubba, “The LETHE (Low Emissions Turbo-Hybrid Engine) city car of the University of Roma 1: Final proposed configuration.”. ENERGY, vol. Volume 58, September 1, 2013; p. 178-184, ISSN: 0360-5442, DOI: 10.1016/
  13. Roberto Capata, Alfonso. Calabria, Mario Di Veroli, Gianluca Pepe, “Testing of the Ultra-Micro Gas Turbine Devices (1 - 10 kW) for Portable Power Generation at University of Roma 1: First Tests Results”. ENGINEERING, vol. Volume 5, May 2013; p. 481-489, ISSN: 1947-3931, DOI: 10.4236/eng.2013.55058.
  14. R. Capata, E. Sciubba,” The Low Emission Turbogas Hybrid Vehicle Concept— Preliminary Simulation and Vehicle Packaging” . Journal of Energy Resources Technology (JERT), vol. Volume 135 N. 3, September 2013; p. 032203-1-032203-13, ISSN: 0195-0738, DOI: 10.1115/1.4024118.
  15. Roberto Capata, Claudia Toro, “Feasibility analysis of a small-scale ORC energy recovery system for vehicular application.”. ENERGY CONVERSION AND MANAGEMENT, vol. 86; p. 1078-1090, ISSN: 0196-8904, DOI: 10.1016/j.enconman.2014.06.024 (2014).
  16. Roberto Capata, Laura Triboli, Mario Barbieri, Enrico Sciubba, Ezio Jannelli, Gino Bella, “A real time energy management strategy for plug-in hybrid electric vehicles based on optimal control theory”. ENERGY PROCEDIA, vol. 45; p. 949-958, ISSN: 1876-6102, DOI: (2014).
  17. Roberto Capata, Luca Marino, Enrico Sciubba, “A hybrid propulsion system for a high-endurance UAV: configuration selection, aerodynamic study, and gas turbine bench tests”. Journal of Unmanned Vehicle Systems (JUVS), vol. Vol. 02, No. 01; p. 16-35, ISSN: 2291-3467, DOI: 10.1139/juvs-2013-0005. (2014).
  18. Roberto Capata, Erasmo Zangrillo, “Preliminary Design of Compact Condenser in an Organic Rankine Cycle System for the Low Grade Waste Heat Recovery”. Energies 2014, 7(12), 8008-8035; doi:10.3390/en7128008.
  19. Roberto Capata, Gustavo Hernandez, “Preliminary Design and Simulation of a Turbo Expander for a small Rated Power Organic Rankine Cycle”. Energies 2014, 7(12), 7067-7093; doi:10.3390/en7110767.
  20. Roberto Capata, Leone Martellucci, Fabio Cignini, Stefano De Domenico, “Hybrid Power Pack: Hybrid Powertrain for City Cars”. Journal of Transportation Technologies (JTTs) , vol. 4; p. 315-326, ISSN: 2160-0473, DOI: 10.4236/jtts.2014.44028, (2014).
  21. Roberto Capata, Leone Martellucci, “Aerodynamic Brake for Formula Cars”. World Journal of Mechanics, 2015, 5, pages 179-194 DOI: 10.4236/wjm.2015.510018.
  22. R. Capata, E. Sciubba, “Experimental Fitting of the Re-Scaled Balje Maps for Low-Reynolds Radial Turbomachinery”. Energies 2015, 8(8), 7986-8000; DOI:10.3390/en8087986.
  23. Roberto Capata, “Experimental Tests of the Operating Conditions of a Micro Gas Turbine Device”. Energy and Power Engineering volume 9(2015):326-335 · April 2015 - DOI: 10.17265/1934-8975/2015.04.002.
  24. Roberto Capata, Giacomo Bonafoni, “Proposed Design Procedure of a Helical Coil Heat Exchanger for an Orc Energy Recovery System for Vehicular Application”. Mechanics, Materials Science and Engineering (MMSE) – vol 1 October 2015 ISSN: 2412-5954.
  25. Roberto Capata et AA.VV., “Development of Micro-Grippers for Tissue and Cell Manipulation with Direct Morphological Comparison“. Micromachines, vol 6, 1710-1728, DOI: 103390/mi6111451.
  26. Roberto Capata, “Implementing a Hybrid Series Bus with Gas Turbine Device - A Preliminary Study”. International Journal of Advanced Engineering Research and Science (IJAERS) Vol-3, Issue-6, June- 2016 ISSN: 2349-6495.