Jorge O. Zerbino

Instituto de Investigaciones Fisicoquímicas Teóricas y Aplicadas, Argentina


Jorge O. Zerbino obtained his B.S. degree in physical chemistry and his Ph.D. degree in the studying of the electrokinetic of oxide grown on Pt and Ir electrodes, under the supervision of Professor A. J. Arvia at the Institute of Physical Chemistry, INIFTA, National University of La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1974 and 1976, respectively. From 1978 to 1979, he investigated the interface of Ag and Ti electrodes using electrochemical and electroreflectance methods in the Lab. Physique des Liquides et Electrochimie, Université Pierre-et-Marie-Curie, Paris, France, under the supervision of Professor I. Epelboin and A. Hugot le Goff and sponsored by the CONICET, Argentina. He returned to the INIFTA, Argentina, where he involved in the research of thin oxide layers on Fe, Ni, and Cu using electrochemical and optical methods. Since 1980, he has been serving as a Member of the Research Career of the “Comision de Investigaciones Cientificas de la Provincia de Buenos Aires.” At the INIFTA, Zerbino achieves the implementation of the ellipsometry (1982) and the photocurrent spectroscopy (1999) techniques applied “in situ” on electrochemical interfaces. From1986 to 1988, he investigated the conducting polymers at the Freie Universit ät Berlin, Germany, as a member in the group of Professor W. Plieth. He has made investigations as a Visiting Scientist in (1) the group of Professors A. Aramata and M. Enyo at the Catalysis Research Center, Hokkaido University, Japan, working on Pt-Sn catalyst and using Infrared Spectroscopy, in 1990, JICA; (2) in the Lab. d’Electrochimie Interfacial, Meudon, France, Professors M. Costa and F. Chao, CNRS, in 1993, where he investigated the Au interface; and (3) the captive bubble and the contact angle technique in the Department of Materials (DIMITRI), University of Trento, Italy, Professor C. Della Volpe, in 2008. He has published more than 60 original research papers in leading journals using electrochemical and optical methods for in situ studies on the electrochemistry of thin layers in the field of corrosion and catalytic processes. He is an Advisor of the Asociación Bonaerense de Cientificos (ABC).

Biography Updated on 22 January 2013

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