The research group stems from the tradition on electrochemistry at Politecnico di Milano, following one of the fathers of the Italian Electrochemistry culture, Roberto Piontelli, and two of his coworkers, Pietro Luigi Cavallotti and Umberto Ducati.
Nowadays the laboratory operates in materials science and engineering with a multidisciplinary approach, owing to the background of its members Massimiliano Bestetti (Nuclear Engineer), Antonello Vicenzo (Chemical Engineer), Silvia Franz (Chemist) and of the several research fellows, post-docs and Ph.D. students.
Physical Chemistry of Materials
Raw materials and recycling of metals
The art of approximation in science and engineering
Non-equilibrium thermodynamics and dissipative structures
Electrochemistry of materials
Laboratory of technological design – Nanotechnologies and surface treatments
Electrochemical technologies for water and wastewater treatment
Specific topics in applied research:
Fundamental research in collaboration with:
Tomsk Polytechnic University (Russia), Institute of High Current Electronics - Russian Academy of Sciences (Russia), Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory – FNAL (U.S.A.), University of Utah (U.S.A.), Centro de Tecnologias Estrategicas do Nordeste - CETENE (Brasile), Southern University of Science and Technologhy – SUSTech (Cina), Isfahan University of Technology (Iran), Università degli Studi di Milano, Water research institute – National Research Council (Italy), Università degli Studi di Pavia, Università degli Studi di Brescia, Università degli Studi di Bologna, INRiM-National Institute of Metrological Research (Italy).