Elisabetta Di Bartolomeo


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Dip. Chimica
Tel: +39 06.7259.4483/4495
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Elisabetta Di Bartolomeo is Associate Professor of Materials Science and Technology at the University of Roma “Tor Vergata”. She received her Laurea in Physics from the University of Rome La Sapienza and her PhD in Materials Engineering from the University of Rome Tor Vergata.

She teaches several courses at post-graduate, graduate and undergraduate level, specifically, a course of Materials Technology and Applied Chemistry to engineering students and a course of Chemistry for Energy to engineering  and chemistry students. She is Member of Teaching Supervising Committee of the International Ph.D. Course in Materials for Health, Environment and Energy.

The research interest is focused on the development of advanced ceramic materials for environmental monitoring and energy production. The activity is documented by more than 80 articles published on international journals (SCOPUS/Web Of Science indexed) and more than 100 contributions to congresses and national and international conferences. Her work has been cited 1,726 times and its index is 23. H [http://www.scopus.com, December, 2016]. She was invited to give talks at international conferences and foreign institutions.

In 2011, she has been awarded by The American Ceramic Society ACerS Ross Coffin Purdy for the best paper on ceramics published in 2010: “High proton conduction in grain-boundary-free yttrium-doped barium zirconate films grown by pulsed laser deposition”, published in Nature Materials.

Since 2012 she is been acting as principal investigator of several project moreover she actively participated to numerous research projects financed by MIUR, the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, The Ministry for Environment and the European Union.

She is active member of a number of professional societies, such as the Electrochemical Society (ECS), Materials Research Society (MRS), Interuniversity Consortium on Materials Science and Technology (INSTM).


Research Activity

Her research interests deal with the development of advanced ceramic materials with functional properties for environmental and energy applications.

  • Materials for solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs): synthesis, investigation of the relationship between structure, microstructure and electrochemical performance. Fabrication of single cells using different deposition techniques (electrophoretic deposition, spin coating and pulsed laser deposition) and fuel cells tests.
  • Electrochemical gas sensors for the detection of polluting gases for automotive applications and in-situ measurements at an engine bench test.


Selected Publications

Work in progress