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Graphene composites for applications in the manufacturing and energy storage sectors

Dr. Vittorio Pellegrini (Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (Italian Institute of Technology), Genoa)
Mon, 24/10/2016 - 2:00pm
Physics Conference Room (S11-02-07)
Prof Vitor M. Pereira
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In this talk I shall present our recent progresses on the large-scale production of graphene, two-dimensional crystals and related composites for industrial applications. I will discuss different graphene compounds and related applications such reinforced coatings for electrical cables [1], plastic frames for glasses [2], motorcycle helmets [3], foldable biodegradable plastic [4], cellulosic graphene biocomposites sensors [5], and reinforced plastic components for robotics [6,7]. In the last part of the talk I will focus on energy conversion and storage [8] and, particularly, on our recent progresses on graphene-silicon Li-ion batteries [9,10,11].


  1. In collaboration with Baldassari Cavi s.r.l. (
  2. In collaboration with Luxottica s.p.a (
  3. In collaboration with Momodesign s.r.l. (
  4. P. Cataldi, et al., Adv. Electronic Materials 1, 1500224 (2015).
  5. P. Cataldi et al. Adv. Electronic Materials (2016).
  6. E. Lago et al. RSC Adv. 6, 97931 (2016)
  7. P. Toth et al to be submitted
  8. F. Bonaccorso, et al., Science 347, 1246501 (2015).
  9. H. Sun et al. Journal of Materials Chemistry A (2016).
  10. J. Hassoun, et al. Nano Lett. 14, 4901 (2014).
  11. E. Greco et al. to be submitted

About the Speaker

Vittorio Pellegrini is a scientist at the Italian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Genova and director of the IIT Graphene Labs. He is the chair of the executive committee of the European flagship project on graphene. He is also the Italian representative of the flagship and leader of the graphene flagship work-package ENERGY STORAGE. 

Vittorio Pellegrini has published more than 160 peer-reviewed papers. He gave more than 60 invited/keynote talks. He was Fellow of the Italian Academy at Columbia University (USA) in 2008, Winner of Campisano prize for condensed matter physics of the CNR in 2008. Director of the CNR international schools on low-dimensional system in 2008, 2010 and 2011. He has been the coordinator and local coordinator of several european and national projects. 

Vittorio Pellegrini is also active in scientific divulgation. He has published several articles for the general public in Italian newspapers and routinely gives talks at science festivals and at other public events. He is co-funder of the start-up BeDimensional (

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