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Fabio La Mantia


Wissenschaftlicher Werdegang

Studium Chemie an der Universität Palermo, Italien.

Promotion in Chemie an der ETH Zürich und dem PSI Villingen, Schweiz unter Leitung von Prof. R. Nesper (2008)

Postdoktorand bei Prof. Yi Cui und Prof. R.A. Huggins an der Stanford University, CA, USA (2008-2010).

Seit 1.6.2010 Leitung der Nachwuchsgruppe "Semiconductor & Energy Conversion" am CES.



Begutachtete Publikationen

  1. S. Klink, E. Madej, E. Ventosa, A. Lindner, W. Schuhmann, F. La Mantia, “The importance of cell geometry for electrochemical impedance spectroscopy in three-electrode lithium ion battery test cells”, Electrochemistry Communications, DOI: 10.1016/j.elecom.2012.06.010.
  2. A.R. Zeradjanin,  F. La Mantia, J. Masa, W. Schuhmann, “Utilization of the catalyst layer of dimensionally stable anodes – Interplay of morphology and active surface area”, Electrochimica Acta, DOI: 10.1016/j.electacta.2012.04.101.
  3. F. La Mantia, J. Stojadinović, M. Santamaria, F. Di Quarto, “Dynamic response of thin film semiconductors to ac voltage perturbations”, ChemPhysChem - A European Journal, DOI: 10.1002/cphc.201200226.
  4. Q. Van Overmeere, F. Blaffart, F. La Mantia, F. Di Quarto, J. Proost, “Electromechanical coupling in anodic niobium oxide: electric field-induced strain, internal stress and dielectric response”, Journal of Applied Physics 111, 113529 (2012).
  5. M. Pasta, A. Battistel, F. La Mantia, “Lead-lead fluoride reference electrode”, Electrochemistry Communications 20, 145-148 (2012).
  6. M. Pasta, L.B. Hu, F. La Mantia, Y. Cui, “Electrodeposited gold nanoparticles on carbon nanotube-textile: anode material for glucose alkaline fuel cells”, Electrochemistry Communications 19, 81-84 (2012).
  7. E. Ventosa, W. Xia, S. Klink, F. La Mantia, M. Muhler, W. Schuhmann, “Influence of the surface groups on the lithium ion intercalation of carbon cloth”, Electrochimica Acta 65, 22-29 (2012).
  8. M. Pasta, C.D. Wessells, Y. Cui, F. La Mantia, “A desalination battery”, Nano Letters 12, 839-843 (2012).
  9. S. Klink, E. Ventosa, W. Xia,  F. La Mantia, M. Muhler, W. Schuhmann, “Tailoring of CNT surface oxygen groups by gas-phase oxidation and its implications for lithium ion batteries”, Electrochemistry Communications 15, 10-13 (2012).
  10. N. Hüsken, M. Gębala, F. La Mantia, A. Battistel, W. Schuhmann, N. Metzler-Nolte, “Impact of single-base pair mismatches on electron-transfer processes at Fc-PNA(•DNA) modified gold surfaces”, ChemPhysChem - A European Journal 13, 131-139 (2012).
  11. L.B. Hu, F. La Mantia, H. Wu, X. Xie, J.R. McDonough, Y. Cui, “Lithium-Ion Textile Batteries with Large Areal Mass Loading”, Advanced Energy Materials 1, 1012-1017, (2011).
  12. N. Hüsken, M. Gębala, F. La Mantia, W. Schuhmann, N. Metzler-Nolte, “Mechanistic studies of Fc-PNA(•DNA) surface dynamics based on the kinetics of electron-transfer processes”, Chemistry - A European Journal 17, 9678-9690 (2011).
  13. H.D. Deshazer, F. La Mantia, C.D. Wessels, R.A. Huggins, Y. Cui, “Facile synthesis of nanoscale metal oxide particles of lithium-ion battery cathode materials using a porous polymer precursor method”, Journal of the Electrochemical Society 158, A1079-A1082 (2011).
  14. R. Ruffo, F. La Mantia, C.D. Wessells, R.A. Huggins, Y. Cui, “Electrochemical characterization of LiCoO2 as rechargeable electrode in aqueous LiNO3 electrolyte”, Solid State Ionics 192, 289-292 (2011).
  15. M. Gębala, W. Schuhmann, F. La Mantia, “A new AC-SECM mode. On the way to high-resolution local impedance measurements in SECM”, Electrochemistry Communications 13, 689-693 (2011).
  16. F. La Mantia, M. Pasta, H.D. Deshazer, B.E. Logan, Y. Cui, “Batteries for Efficient Energy Extraction from a Salinity Difference”, Nano Letters 11, 1810-1813 (2011).
  17. C.D. Wessells, F. La Mantia, H.D. Deshazer, R.A. Huggins, Y. Cui, “Synthesis and electrochemical performance of a lithium titanium phosphate anode for aqueous lithium ion batteries”, Journal of the Electrochemical Society 158, A352-A355 (2011).
  18. M. Pasta, F. La Mantia, R. Ruffo, F. Peri, C. Della Pina, C.M. Mari, “Optimizing operating conditions and electrochemical characterization of glucose-gluconate alkaline fuel cells”, Journal of Power Sources 196, 1273-1278 (2011).
  19. L.B. Hu, H. Wu, F. La Mantia, Y. Yang, Y. Cui, “Flexible secondary Li-ion batteries laminated on paper”, ACS Nano 4, 5843-5848 (2010).
  20. M. Pasta, F. La Mantia, Y. Cui, “A new approach to glucose sensing at gold electrodes”, Electrochemistry Communications 12, 1407-1410 (2010).
  21. F. La Mantia, H. Habazaki, M. Santamaria, F. Di Quarto, “A critical assessment of the Mott-Schottky analysis for the characterisation of passive film-electrolyte junctions”, Russian Journal of Electrochemistry 46, 1306-1322 (2010).
  22. M. Pasta, F. La Mantia, Y. Cui, “Mechanism of glucose electrochemical oxidation on gold surface”, Electrochimica Acta 55, 5561-5568 (2010).
  23. M. Pasta, F. La Mantia, L.B. Hu, H.D. Deshazer, Y. Cui, “Aqueous supercapacitors on conductive cotton”, Nano Research 3, 452-458 (2010).
  24. F. La Mantia, M. Santamaria, F. Di Quarto, H. Habazaki, “Physicochemical characterisation of thermally aged anodic films on magnetron sputtered niobium”, Journal of the Electrochemical Society 157, C258-C267 (2010).
  25. L.B. Hu, M. Pasta, F. La Mantia, L.F. Cui, S. Jeong, H.D. Deshazer, J.W. Choi, S.H. Han, Y. Cui, “Stretchable conductive energy textiles”, Nano Letters 10, 708-714 (2010).
  26. J.R. McDonough, J.W. Choi, Y. Yang, F. La Mantia, Y. Zhang, Y. Cui, “Carbon nanofiber supercapacitors with large areal capacitances”, Applied Physics Letters 95, 243109/1- 243109/3 (2009).
  27. L.B. Hu, J.W. Choi, Y. Yang, S. Jeong, F. La Mantia, L.F. Cui, Y. Cui, “Highly conductive paper for energy storage devices”, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 106, 21490-21494 (2009).
  28. F. La Mantia, F. Rosciano, N. Tran, P. Novák, “Quantification of oxygen loss from Li1.1(Ni1/3Mn1/3Co1/3)0.9O2 at high potentials by differential electrochemical mass spectrometry”, Journal of the Electrochemical Society 156, A823-A827 (2009).
  29. F. La Mantia, M. Santamaria, H. Habazaki, F. Di Quarto, “The influence of thermal treatment on the electronic properties of a-Nb2O5”, ECS Transactions 19, 411-422 (2009).
  30. F. Rosciano, J.F. Colin, F. La Mantia, N. Tran, P. Novák, “Electrochemical stress at high potential to investigate phase transitions in Li1.1(Ni1/3Mn1/3Co1/3)0.9O2”, Electrochemical and Solid-State Letters 12, A140-A144 (2009).
  31. S.H. Ng, F. La Mantia, P. Novák, “A multiple-working-electrode electrochemical cell: a novel tool for current density distribution study”, Angewandte Chemie - International Edition 48, 528-532 (2009).
  32. T.J. Patey, A. Hintennach, F. La Mantia, P. Novák, “Electrode engineering of nanoparticles for lithium-ion batteries – Role of dispersion technique”, Journal of Power Sources 189, 590-593 (2009).
  33. F. La Mantia, P. Novák, “On-Line detection of reductive CO2 development at graphite electrodes in the 1 M LiPF6, EC:DMC battery electrolyte”, Electrochemical and Solid-State Letters 11, A84-A87 (2008).
  34. A.R. Armstrong, D.W. Tee, F. La Mantia, P. Novák, P.G. Bruce, “Synthesis of tetrahedral LiFeO2 and its behavior as a cathode in rechargeable lithium batteries”, Journal of the American Chemical Society 130, 3554-3559 (2008).
  35. F. La Mantia, F. Rosciano, N. Tran, P. Novák, “Direct evidence of oxygen evolution from Li1+x(Ni1/3Mn1/3Co1/3)1-xO2 at high potentials”, Journal of Applied Electrochemistry 38, 893-896 (2008).
  36. F. La Mantia, J. Vetter, P. Novák, “Impedance spectroscopy on porous materials: A general model and application to graphite electrodes of lithium-ion batteries”, Electrochimica Acta 53, 4109-4121 (2008).
  37. F. Di Quarto, F. La Mantia, M. Santamaria, “Recent advances on physico-chemical characterization of passive films by EIS and differential admittance techniques”, Corrosion Science 49, 186-194 (2007).
  38. F. Di Quarto, F. La Mantia, M. Santamaria, “Physicochemical characterization of passive films on niobium by admittance and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy studies”, Electrochimica Acta 50, 5090-5102 (2005).


  1. F. Di Quarto, F. La Mantia, M. Santamaria, “Physicochemical characterization of passive films and corrosion layers by differential admittance and photocurrent spectroscopy”, Modern Aspects of Electrochemistry, Vol. 46, S. I. Pyun and J. W. Lee (Editors), Springer, 217-302 (Sep 2009).
  2. F. Di Quarto, F. La Mantia, M. Santamaria, “Amorphous semiconducting passive film-electrolyte junctions revisited. The influence of a non homogeneous density of state on the differential admittance behaviour of anodic α-Nb2O5”, Passivation of Metals and Semiconductors, and Properties of Thin Oxide Layers, P. Marcus and V. Maurice (Editors), Elsevier, 343-348 (May 2006).



  1. M. Pasta, F. La Mantia, Y. Cui, “Pulsed electrochemical detection of glucose in blood-like media at gold electrodes”, Stanford, docket no. S10-197, marketing disclosure.
  2. F. La Mantia, M. Pasta, H.D. Deshazer, Y. Cui, “Mixing entropy battery”, Stanford, docket no. S10-123, marketing disclosure.