Prof. Silvia Licoccia

University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy



2011-present Director, NAST Center (Nanoscience, Nanotechnology and Innovative Instrumentation at Tor Vergata)

2010-present President, AICIng (Italian Association Chemistry for Engineering)

2009-present Director, Teaching Supervising Committee of the International Ph.D. Program in Materials for Health, Environment and Energy

2001–present Professor, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Chemistry

1993-2001 Associate Professor, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Chemistry

1992 Associate Professor, University of Siena, Chemistry

1987 Visiting Professor, University of California

1984-1992 Assistant Professor, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Chemistry

1983-1984 Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Rome La Sapienza

1981-1983 Assistant Professor, University of Calabria, Chemistry

1979-1981 Postdoctoral Fellow, York University

Publications (Selected)

  1. E. Di Bartolomeo, Alessandra D’Epifanio, C. Pugnalini, F. Giannici, A. Longo, A. Martorana, S. Licoccia: Structural analysis, phase stability and electrochemical characterization of Nb doped BaCe0.9Y0.1O3-x electrolyte for IT-SOFCs. Journal of Power Sources, 2012, 199, 201-206
  2. I. Luisetto, E. Di Bartolomeo, A. D’Epifanio, S. Licoccia: CO2 / CH4 reforming high temperature proton conductor (HTPC) fuel cells. Journal of The Electrochemical Society, 2011, 158, A1-A5
  3. C. P. Brown, F. Rosei, E. Traversa, S. Licoccia: Spider Silk as a load bearing biomaterial: tailoring mechanical properties via structural modifications. Nanoscale, feature article, 2011, 3, 870-876
  4. D. Pergolesi, E. Fabbri, A. D’Epifanio, E. Di Bartolomeo, A. Tebano, S. Sanna, S. Licoccia, G. Balestrino, E. Traversa: High Proton Conduction in Grain Boundary Free Yttrium-Doped Barium Zirconate Films Grown by Pulsed Laser Deposition. Nature Materials 2010, 9, 846 - 852
  5. S. Sanna, V. Esposito, A. Tebano, S. Licoccia, E. Traversa, G. Balestrino: Enhancement of ionic conductivity in DSC/YSZ heteroepitaxial structures. Small 2010, 6, 1863-1867
  6. E. Fabbri, A. D’Epifanio, S. Sanna, E. Di Bartolomeo, G. Balestrino, S. Licoccia, E. Traversa: A novel single chamber solid oxide fuel cell based on chemically stable thin films of Y-doped BaZrO3 proton conducting electrolyte. Energy and Environmental Science 2010, 3, 618-621
  7. A. Rinaldi, S. Licoccia, E. Traversa, K. Sieradzki, P. Peralta, A. Davila-Ibanez, M. Correa-Duarte, V. Salgueirino: Radial Inner Morphology Effects on the Mechanical Properties of Amorphous Composite Cobalt Boride Nanoparticles. The Journal of Physical Chemistry 2010, 114, 13451-13458
  8. E. Fabbri, D. Pergolesi, S. Licoccia, E. Traversa: Does the Increase in Y-Dopant Concentration Improve the Proton Conductivity of BaZr1-xYxO3-δ Fuel Cell Electrolytes? Solid State Ionics, 2010, 181, 1043-1051
  9. C. Mandoli, F. Pagliari, S. Pagliari, G. Forte, P. Di Nardo, S. Licoccia, E. Traversa: Stem cell aligned growth induced by CeO2 nanoparticles in PLGA scaffolds with improved bioactivity for regenerative medicine. Advanced Functional Materials 2010, 20, 1617-1624
  10. D. Marani, A. D’Epifanio, E. Traversa,M. Miyayama, S. Licoccia: Titania Nanosheets (TNS)/Sulfonated Poly Ether Ether Ketone (SPEEK) Nanocomposite Proton Exchange Membranes for Fuel Cells. Chemistry of Materials, 2010, 22 1126-1133
  11. A. D’Epifanio, M. A. Navarra, F. C. Weise, B. Mecheri, J. Farrington, S. Licoccia, S. Greenbaum: Composite Nafion/sulfonated zirconia membranes: effect of the filler surface properties on proton transport characteristics. Chemistry of Materials 2010, 22, 813-821
  12. C. de Bonis, A. D’Epifanio, M. L. Di Vona, B. Mecheri, E. Traversa, M. Trombetta, S. Licoccia: Proton Conducting Electrolytes based on Silylated and Sulfonated Polyetheretherketone: Synthesis and Characterization. Journal of Polymer Science, Part A, Polymer Chemistry 2010. 33, 2178-2186
  13. A. Rinaldi, P. Peralta, C. Friesen, D. Nahar, S. Licoccia, E. Traversa, K. Sieradzki: Super-hard nanobuttons: constraining crystal plasticity and dealing with extrinsic effects at the nanoscale. Small 2010, 6, 528-536
  14. A. Rainer, M. Centola, C. Spadaccio, G. Gherardi, J. A.Genovese, S. Licoccia, M. Trombetta: Comparative study of different techniques for the sterilization of poly-L-lactide electrospun microfibers: effectiveness vs. material degradation. International Journal of Artificial Organs 2010, 33, 76-85
  15. C. Mandoli, B. Mecheri, G. Forte, F. Pagliari, S. Pagliari, F. Carotenuto, R. Fiaccavento, A. Rinaldi, P. Di Nardo, S. Licoccia, E. Traversa: Thick soft tissue reconstruction on highly perfusive biodegradable scaffolds. Macromolecular Bioscience 2010, 10, 127-138
  16. S. Soliman, S. Pagliari, A. Rinaldi, G. Forte, R. Fiaccavento, F. Pagliari, O. Franzese, M. Minieri, P. Di Nardo, S. Licoccia, E. Traversa: Multiscale three-dimensional scaffolds for tissue engineering via multimodal electron spinning. Acta Biomaterialia 2010, 6, 1227-1237
  17. D. Mirabile Gattia, M. Vittori Antisari, L. Giorgi, R. Marazzi, E. Piscopiello, A. Montone, S. Bellitto, S. Licoccia, E. Traversa: Study of different carbon supports for catalysts: Fuel Cells application. Journal of Power Sources 2009, 194¸243-251
  18. B. Mecheri, A. D’Epifanio, L. Pisani, F. Chen, E. Traversa, F. C. Weise, S. Greenbaum, S. Licoccia: Effect of a proton conducting filler on the physico-chemical properties of SPEEK-based membranes. Fuel Cells 2009, 9, 372-380
  19. C. de Bonis, A. D’Epifanio, M. L. Di Vona, C. D’Ottavi, B. Mecheri, E. Traversa, M. Trombetta, S. Licoccia: Proton conducting hybrid membranes based on aromatic polymers for Direct Methanol Fuel Cell Applications. Fuel Cells 2009, 9, 387-393
  20. E. Fabbri, T. Oh, S. Licoccia, E. Traversa, E. D. Wachsman: Mixed Protonic-Electronic Conductors as Cathode Materials for Proton Conducting Electrolytes in Intermediate Temperature Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (IT-SOFCs) Journal of The Electrochemical Society 2009, 156, B38-B45.
  21. S. Sanna, V. Esposito, D. Pergolesi, A. Orsini, A. Tebano, S. Licoccia, G. Balestrino, E. Traversa: Fabrication and Electrical Properties of Epitaxial Samarium-Doped Ceria Films Onto SrTiO3-Buffered MgO Substrates. Advanced Functional Materials 2009, 19, 1713-1719
  22. E. Fabbri, S. Licoccia, E. Traversa, E. D. Wachsman: Composite Cathodes for Application in Intermediate Temperature Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (IT-SOFCs) Based on Proton Conducting Electrolytes. Fuel Cells 2009, 9, 128-138
  23. M. Zunic, L.Chevallier, F. Deganello, A. D’Epifanio, S. Licoccia, E. Di Bartolomeo, E. Traversa: Electrophoretic deposition of dense Ba Ce0.9Y0.1O3-x electrolyte thick-films on Ni-based anodes for Intermediate Temperature Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (IT_SOFCs). Journal of Power Sources 2009, 190, 417-422
  24. A. Orsini, P.G. Medaglia, S. Sanna, E. Traversa, S. Licoccia, A. Tebano, G. Balestrino: Epitaxial Superlattices of Ionic Conductor Oxides. Superlattices and Microstructures 2009, 46, 223-226
  25. A. Rinaldi, B. Mecheri, V. Garavaglia, S. Licoccia, P. Di Nardo, E. Traversa: Engineering materials and biology to boost performance of microbial fuel cells: a critical review. Energy and Environmental Science 2008, 1, 417-429