Marcello Marelli

Marcello Marelli

Researcher Scientist
ISTM-CNR, Via Fantoli 16/15
20138 Milano (Italy)
Phone:  (+39) 0250995632 (LAB) 


-Born in Como on July 24th, 1981

-2005 Graduate Level in Chemistry at Uninsubria – Como – Thesis:”Determination of archaeological bronze aged specimens provenance whit ICP-MS spectrometry”: 110/110 e lode
-March 2006-to February 2008- Fellowship at Università degli Studi di Milano: “Sintesi mirata di nanoparticelle metalliche supportate e studio dell‟effetto delle dimensioni delle nanoparticelle sull‟attività catalitica” performed at CNR-ISTM at CIMaiNa‟s labs Milan
-2007/2008 research time period (8 months) at “CHALMERS Tekinska Högskola” Göteborg (SE) –Research time was focused on “photo-catalytic activity of modified titania samples” and “Nanofabrication of planar system for catalytic purpouse”. Tutors: Prof. Bengt Kasemo, Prof. Dinko Chakarov
-December 18th,2008 -PhD in Chemical Sciences XXI ciclo -Università dell‟Insubria – Como
PhD project: ”Quadrupole mass spectrometry: advanced analytical applications”

- From 2009 worked at ISTM-CNR in Milan as post-doc researcher in the heterogeneous catalysis group for energy applications and chemical industry.

- From 2017 is a research scientist in the same group; his work is focused on the advanced morphological and chemical structure characterization of nanostructured materials for catalysis, photocatalysis and electrocatalysis via electron microscopy TEM and SEM.

Scientific Skills:
Supported metal and oxide nanoparticles synthesis for catalysis purposes via CVD and PA-CVS
Heterogeneous catalysis and photocatalysis for hydrogenation, oxidation and hydrogen production processes
Structural and morphological characterization via HRTEM/STEM and SEM/ESEM microscopy



Electron Microscopy, Nanostructured materials, analytical methodologies, photo-catalysis, planar catalysis.


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  • ​‘Influence of Surface Coating on the Intracellular Behaviour of Gold Nanoparticles: A Fluorescence Correlation Spectroscopy Study’ A. Silvestri, D. di Silvio, I. Llarena, M. Marelli, R. Murray, L. Lay, L. Polito and S. E. Moya – Nanoscale, 2017, Accepted Manuscript - 10.1039/C7NR04640E
  • ‘Electro-spun Co3O4 anode material for Na-ion rechargeable batteries’ S. Santangelo, M. Fiore, F. Pantò, S. Stelitano, M. Marelli, P. Frontera, P. L. Antonucci, G. Longoni, R. Ruffo - Solid State Ionics, 309, 2017, 41
  • ‘Effect of Ti- or Si-doping on nanostructure and photo-electro-chemical activity of electro-spun iron oxide fibres’ S. Santangelo, P. Frontera, F. Pantò, S. Stelitano, M. Marelli, S. Patanè, F. Malara, V. Dal Santo, P. Antonucci - International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 2017, in press
  • ‘Broadband Hot Electron Collection for Solar Water Splitting with Plasmonic Titanium Nitride’ A. Naldoni, U. Guler, Z. Wang, M. Marelli, F. Malara, X. Meng, L. V. Besteiro, A. O. Govorov, A. V. Kildishev, A. Boltasseva, V. M. Shalaev - Advanced Optical Materials, 2017, 1601031
  • ‘Highly active nanostructured palladium-ceria electrocatalysts for the hydrogen oxidation reaction in alkaline medium’ H. A. Miller, F. Vizza, M. Marelli, A. Zadick, L. Dubau, M. Chatenet, S. Geiger, S. Cherevko, H. Doan, R. K. Pavlicek, S. Mukerjee, D. R. Dekel - Nano Energy, 33, 2017, 293



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