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Casalegno Andrea

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» Role: associate professor
» Group: Ingegneria termica applicata

Contacts

  • Address: Campus Bovisa - Via Lambruschini, 4 - 20156 - Milano
  • Phone: +39-02-2399.3912 / 3840
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  • Email:andrea.casalegno@polimi.it
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Education:

- Academic year 1997-1998 Matriculation in Mechanical Engineering, at Politecnico di Milano.
- September 2001-April 2002 Participation at Erasmus Programme in TU Delft, The Netherlands, where attends courses of International Master in Mechanical Engineering.
- Academic year 2001-2002 Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Energy specialization, at Politecnico di Milano, final grade 95/100. Thesis title: “Study of a biomass integrated gasifier - Molten Carbonate Fuel Cell power system”.
- 11 February 2004 Admission with ministerial scholarship at PhD course in Energetics (XIX Cycle), Politecnico di Milano.
- 7 June 2007 Doctor in Philosophy cum laude in Energetics, at Politecnico di Milano, thesis title: “Direct methanol fuel cell: experimental analysis and models development”, advisor Prof. E. Pedrocchi.

Main steps in academic career and work experiences:

- February 2002-April 2002 Research assistant in “Molten Carbonate Fuel Cell system development” for Prof. N. Woudstra at Thermal Energy Department of TU Delft.
- July 2002-Genuary 2003 Internship at A.E.M. S.p.A.: “Study and preliminary design of an innovative renewable energy system”.
June 2003-February 2004 Research assistant in “Study on innovative biomass energy systems” for Prof. E. Pedrocchi at Energy Department of Politecnico di Milano.
- September 2004-Today Participation in realization and management of M.R.T. Fuel Cell Laboratory at Energy Department of Politecnico di Milano.
- March 2007-February 2009 Participation in the project “Experimental investigation of water transport through components of polymer electrolyte fuel cell” co-funded by “Young Researcher Funding Project 2007” of Energy Department, together with Luigi Colombo, Luca Molinaroli and Fabio Rinaldi.
- June 2007-Today Research assistant in “Experimental analysis and models development of direct methanol fuel cell” at M.R.T. Fuel Cell Laboratory at Department of Energy, Politecnico di Milano.
- January 2008-Today Participation in research and coordination activities of the two-years project “Micro and nano materials development for direct methanol fuel cell”, co-funded by Fondazione Cariplo, in the competitive funding programme Applied Research 2007.
- May-June 2008 Participation in the definition of the project “Microgen30”, Industria2015 call. The project has been selected and financed.
- 16 December 2008 Professor Assistant at Department of Energy, Politecnico di Milano.
- June-July 2008 Participation in the definition of the project “Microgen30”, Industria2015 call. The project has been selected and financed.
- May-June 2009 Participation in the definition of the project “STAR”, Ricerca di Sistema call. The project has been selected and financed.
- September-October 2009 Participation in the definition of the European project “PREMIUM ACT”, JTI FP7 call. The project has been selected and financed.

Personal skills and research interests:

Fuel cell, transport phenomena, energetics, thermodynamics.

Responsibilities:

- 7 November 2007 Secretary of the Technical Committee CT105 “Fuel Cell” of The Italian Electrotechnical Commission.
- 9 November 2007 Italian member of workgroup IEC/TC 105/WG 11 "Fuel cell technologies - Part 7-1: Single Cell Test Method for Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cell (PEFC)", International Electrotechnical Commission.
- September 2010 Responsible of the MRT Fuel Cell Lab www.MRTfuelcell.polimi.it

Selected publications:

1. S. Galbiati, A. Baricci, A. Casalegno, R. Marchesi; “Experimental study of water transport in a polybenzimidazole-based high temperature PEMFC”, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, in press, 2011.
2. Casalegno, F. Bresciani, G. Groppi, R. Marchesi; “Flooding of the diffusion layer in a polymer electrolyte fuel cell: Experimental and modelling analysis”, Journal of Power Sources, (ISSN 0378-7753), Volume 196, 2011, pag. 10632-10639, doi:10.1016/j.jpowsour.2011.08.094.
3. Casalegno, S. De Antonellis, L. Colombo, F. Rinaldi; “Design of a enthalpy wheel based humidification system for polymer electrolyte fuel cell”, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Volume 36, 2011, pag 5000-5009, doi:10.1016/j.ijhydene.2011.01.012.
4. Casalegno, C. Santoro, F. Rinaldi, R. Marchesi; “Low methanol crossover and high efficiency direct methanol fuel cell: the influence of diffusion layers”, Journal of Power Sources, (ISSN 0378-7753), Volume 196, 2011, pag. 2669–2675.
5. Casalegno, L. Colombo, S. Galbiati, R. Marchesi; “Quantitative characterization of water transport and flooding in the diffusion layers of polymer electrolyte fuel cells”, Journal of Power Sources, Volume 195, Issue 13, 2010, pag. 4143-4148, DOI: 10.1016/j.jpowsour.2010.01.032;
6. Andrea Casalegno, Renzo Marchesi; “DMFC performance and methanol cross-over: Experimental analysis and model validation”, Journal of Power Sources, Volume 185, Issue 1, 2008, pag. 318-330, DOI: 10.1016/j.jpowsour.2008.06.071;
7. Andrea Casalegno, Renzo Marchesi, Davide Parenti; “Two-Phase 1D+1D Model of a DMFC: Development and Validation on Extensive Operating Conditions Range”, Fuel Cells, 2008 (ISSN 1615-6854), Volume 8, Issue 1, pag. 37-44, DOI: 10.1002/fuce.200700030;
8. Andrea Casalegno, Renzo Marchesi; “DMFC anode polarization: Experimental analysis and model validation”, Journal of Power Sources, (ISSN 0378-7753) Volume 175, Issue 1, 3 Gennaio 2008, pagine 372-382, DOI: 10.1016/j.jpowsour.2007.09.003;
9. Andrea Casalegno, Renzo Marchesi, Fabio Rinaldi; “Systematic Experimental Analysis of a Direct Methanol Fuel Cell”, Journal of Fuel Cell Science and Technology, (ISSN 1550-624X) Volume 4, Issue 4, Novembre 2007, pagine 418-424, DOI: 10.1115/1.2756851;
10. Andrea Casalegno, Paolo Grassini, Renzo Marchesi; “Experimental analysis of methanol cross-over in a direct methanol fuel cell”, Applied Thermal Engineering, (ISSN 1359-4311) Volume 27, Marzo 2007, pagine 748-754, DOI: 10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2006.10.007.