Giulia Massaglia

Fixed-term Assistant Professor
Department of Applied Science and Technology (DISAT)


Research interests

Fuel cells
Microbial fuel cells
Piezoresistive nanomaterials
Proton exchange membrane electrolysis cell
Proton exchange membrane fuel cell (pemfc)
Wearable sensors

Scientific branch

(Area 0002 - Physical sciences)

Research topics

  • G Massaglia has a well-established experience in the design and fabrication of nanostructured materials, focused their research activity of electrospun nanofibers, designed, optimized and applied in several fields, from the energy devices to biomedical sensors. Starting from 2013, when she won a Research grant at the Department of Applied Science and Technology (DISAT) of Politecnico of Turin, she has been working on energy conversion in electrochemical systems for production and storage of renewable energy, especially investigating novel nanostructured catalysts and electrodes. Focus was given to Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS) as the reference tool to investigate in details reaction kinetics and transport processes. Since 2014, G. Massaglia extended her scientific interest to electrochemical sensors for application in environmental monitoring and in life science. She started investigating the potential of bioelectrochemical systems, as microbial fuel cells, to be used as sustainable energetic-autonomous early-stage detection tools. Then she broadened her studies integrating nanostructured materials, mainly nanofibers. Design and optimisation of hierarchical, high-porosity catalytic LIG (Laser Induced Graphene) layers from synthetic polymer nanofibres for applications in energy devices


ERC sectors

PE4_8 - Electrochemistry, electrodialysis, microfluidics, sensors
PE3_4 - Electronic properties of materials, surfaces, interfaces, nanostructures
PE11_9 - Nanomaterials engineering, e.g. nanoparticles, nanoporous materials, 1D & 2D nanomaterials
PE4_1 - Physical chemistry
PE3_5 - Physical properties of semiconductors and insulators
PE3_1 - Structure of solids, material growth and characterisation
PE4_4 - Surface science and nanostructures


Goal 3: Good health and well-being
Goal 6: Clean water and sanitation
Goal 7: Affordable and clean energy
Goal 13: Climate action


Collegi of the degree programmes


Master of Science

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Bachelor of Science

  • Fisica I. A.A. 2023/24, INGEGNERIA AEROSPAZIALE. Collaboratore del corso
  • Fisica I. A.A. 2022/23, INGEGNERIA AEROSPAZIALE. Collaboratore del corso
  • Fisica I. A.A. 2021/22, INGEGNERIA AEROSPAZIALE. Collaboratore del corso
  • Fisica I. A.A. 2020/21, INGEGNERIA AEROSPAZIALE. Collaboratore del corso
  • Fisica I. A.A. 2019/20, INGEGNERIA AEROSPAZIALE. Collaboratore del corso
  • Fisica I. A.A. 2018/19, INGEGNERIA AEROSPAZIALE. Collaboratore del corso
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