Sergio Ferro was born in 1972. Ferro has a Ph.D. degree in chemical sciences and works as a Research Assistant at the University of Ferrara since November 2000. Since 2001, he holds lectures in “physical chemistry of the soil” for the MaSTeM in Environmental Chemistry; since February 2004, he has been a Member of the board of the Laboratory of Physical Chemistry I, Electrochemistry, and Colloid Chemistry. He is the author of about forty papers on international journals, coauthor of two book chapters and of three patents; he received both national and international awards for the quality of his work (Electrochemistry Division Award for the best Ph.D. thesis, conferred by the Division of Electrochemistry of the Italian Chemical Society, in 2002; Oronzio DeNora Foundation Prize for Electrochemical Technology and Engineering, conferred by the International Society of Electrochemistry, in 2003). The main target of his research is the electrochemical reactivity, in its kinetic and thermodynamic features, with specific reference to electrocatalysis. The strong interdisciplinary character of this scientific area has naturally involved extensions toward chemistry of materials, surface science, environmental chemistry, besides the more traditional paths of methodology and fundamentals of the electrochemical reactions. Particular attention has been devoted to applied aspects: (a) development of new electrode materials for industrial electrochemistry; in this field, optimal preparation conditions have been defined for electrodes stable under oxygen evolution reaction, for electrometallurgical applications; (b) use of electrochemical methods for detoxification and sterilization of water and soils.
Biography Updated on 30 June 2010