The main research activity of Alberto Zanelli deals with the electrochemistry of conducting polymers, oligormers and organic molecules for sensors, organic electronics and photovoltaics, but also with Advanced Oxidation Process for water remediation.
He is actualy involved in some project of science popularization such as "Raw matters ambassadors at school", "E-Mining@School" and "Il linguaggio della ricerca".
From 2019 to 2021, Alberto Zanelli is mamber of the bord of the group for the dissemination of chemistry for Italian Chemical Society
From 2000 to 2002, he was an industrial hygenist for the Italian insurance for occupational desease and injuries.
From 1992 to 1999, at Palermo University and at Bologna University, Alberto Zanelli studied polymeric supercapacitors, lithium-polymer batteries and organic electrochromic devices.
Alberto Zanelli received the master in analytical chemistry in 1996, and the graduation in chemistry in 1993, both cum laude, at Bologna University.
- M. Saracino, S. Montanari, M. L. Navacchia, M. L. Capobianco, B. Esposito, S. S. Emmi, A.Zanelli* "AOP degradation of emerging organic contaminants: ionizing radiations, ultrasounds, UV-TiO2 hybrid techniques and their scale-up" IAEA-TECDOC-1855 (Vienna, 2018) 92-105; ISBN:978-92-0-107818-6, ISSN: 1011-4289.
- F. Di Maria, M. Zangoli, M. Gazzano, E. Fabiano, D. Gentili, A. Zanelli, A. Fermi, Andrea; G. Bergamini, D. Bonifazi, A. Perinot, M. Caironi, R. Mazzaro, V. Morandi, G. Gigli, A. Liscio, G. Barbarella "Controlling the functional properties of oligothiophene crystalline nano/micro-fibers via tailoring of the self-assembling molecular precursors" Adv. Func. Mater. (2018) DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201801946.
- E. Salatelli, M. Marinelli, M. Lanzi, A. Zanelli, A. Liscio, S. Dell’Elce, M. Gazzano, F. Di Maria "Bulk Heterojunction Solar Cells: The Role of Alkyl Side Chain on Nanoscale Morphology of Sulfur Over-rich Regioregular Polythiophene/Fullerene Blends" J. Phys. Chem. 122 (2018) 4156-4164.
- M. Saracino, L. Pretali, M. L. Capobianco, S. S. Emmi, M. L. Navacchia, C. Mingazzini, F. Bezzi , E. Burresi, A. Zanelli* “Titania nano-coated quartz wool for the photocatalytic mineralisation of emerging organic contaminants” Water Sci. Technol. ISSN: 0273-1223, 77 (2018) 409-416. DOI: 10.2166/wst.2017.457.
2013: National academic qualification for teaching the fundaments of chemical sciences and inorganic systems (03/B1)