Nobel Laureate Abel Laureate Advisory Board Member USERN President USERN Policy Making Council USERN Manager USERN Deputy Junior Ambassador

Major: Chemistry

Field: Chemical engineering

Personal information

Family name, First name: Bella, Federico
Nationality: Italian             

E-mail: federico.bella@polito.it
Researcher unique identifier: 55600535900 (Scopus) – Google Scholar (here)
Position: Associate Professor in Chemistry for Technologies @Politecnico di Torino (Italy), since 2020
PhD: Electronic Devices @Politecnico di Torino (Italy), defended March 2015

  • My publications record consists of 90 articles in peer-reviewed, ISI international journals, having >5100 citations and h-index 57. 75% of these articles were published in Q1 quartile.
  • My scientific independence is demonstrated analysing my publication list, containing 80% articles without PhD and PostDoc supervisors.
  • My relevant contribution is clearly highlighted considering that I am first author of 40 articles, corresponding author of 50 articles, senior author of 5 articles, and 1-time single author.
  • A further demonstration of the impact of my work is testified by a very low self-citations degree (<8%), and in 2017 I ranked 1st in the “Top Young Scientists” chart (VIA-Academy), with the highest IF in Europe among early-mid career researchers.


  • International Society of Electrochemistry Prize for Applied Electrochemistry (2017): for the outstanding achievements in the field of solar cells and batteries
  • ENI Award – Debut in Research (2016): for the best PhD Thesis in the field of renewable energy
  • Royal Society of Chemistry “Environment, Sustainability & Energy Division Early Career” Award (2019): for the inventive development of photoinduced polymeri-zation strategies for energy devices
  • International award “Roberto Piontelli” (2019): awarded by Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei for the scientific contribution in the field of electrochemistry for energy
    • Innovazione Leonardo Award (2016): 1st classified over 700 candidates, for the valorization of talent and ideas in view of the contact with the business world
    • Sapio Junior Prize for Research and Innovation (2016): to the best under-30 Italian researcher who stands out for his applied scientific studies and research
    • MiPiace (I like it!) Award (2015): for the best scientific communication towards non-specialist public
    • Special Mention at “European Young Chemist Award” (2016):  for the talk given in the final of the EuChemS competition
    • Best Italian PhD Thesis in Electrochemistry (2015)

  • Italian Chemical Society: Past-Coordinator of the Young Division, 1300 members
  • Commissions of trust: I am a jury member for the assignment of these awards: “Materials (MDPI) Young Investigator Award 2019”, “Medals of the Italian Chemical Society” (2016-2018)
    • European Chemical Society: Italian Delegate at annual meetings (2015-2018) and Chair of the 2018 Delegate Assembly
    • Commissions of trust: Chair of the juries for the assignment of Reaxys-Elsevier SCI Young Researcher Award (2015-2018), Primo Levi Award (2016-2018)

  • Polymer electrolyte membranes and process for the production thereof [WO 2015/104727 A1]
  • Solid electrolyte composition [PCT/EP2018/205752]
    • Composite polymer electrolyte (CPE) membranes for secondary solid state Li-metal cells and process for the production thereof [WO 2019/052648 A]

  • Science 354 (2016) 203: mentioned by Nature (DOI: 10.1038/544155a) for having proposed one of the “Five Priorities” in the field of perovskite photovoltaics
  • Energy Tech. 5 (2017) 300: “Best 2017” article award for citations and downloads
  • Energy Storage Materials 3 (2016) 69: “Best 2015-2016 paper” award
    • Energies 9 (2016) 384: flag as “Editor's Choice Articles” for number of citations
    • ACS Energy Lett.1 (2016) 678: mentioned among the most cited 2016 articles
    • Science 354 (2016) 203 & Chem. Commun. 51 (2015) 16308: two mentions as most relevant articles in photovoltaics (Progress in Photovoltaics”, DOI: 10.1002/pip.2737 & 10.1002/pip.2862)



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