Chairs of the Conference

Prof. Stefania Specchia

Politecnico di Torino / Italy

Prof. Stefania Specchia is Full Professor of Chemical Plant Design at the Politecnico di Torino since 2019, and external Adjunct Researcher of the of the CNR-ITAE since 2014. She has key competences in sustainable chemical engineering, H2 production through fuel processing, & electrocatalysts for low-temperature fuel cells.
Stefania lead scientifically several EU, international & national projects, & industry-funded contracts and is in the board of the POLITO-Japan Hub international flagship cooperation project. Stefania’s works include 163 papers, 8 book chapters & international patents. She presented as invited & keynote speaker at >70 conferences. The Scopus database reports: >5,400 citations, h-index 45, top 2% most-cited scientists.

Dr. Antonino S. Aricò

National Research Council CNR / Italy

Since 2020, Dr. Aricò is director of the of the CNR-ITAE (CNR = Italian National Research Council, ITAE = Institute of Advanced energy Technologies) and has high competences in electrochemical energy conversion research. He has been coordinator for EU, FCH JU, international, and industry-funded contracts on water electrolysis, fuel cells, coupling renewable power sources with H2 & organic fuel electrochemical generation.
Antonino's research includes 380 papers, 8 patents, 2 books, 10 book chapters, presented at >300 conferences. The Scopus database, reports >24,000 citations & 2016 “under 150 world Most Cited Scholars in Energy Research”. He is from 2014 in the States Representatives Group (SRG) of the FCH JU resp. and today Italian SRG representative for the EC Clean Hydrogen JU.