Prof. Mauro Capocelli

Professore Associato Nuovo regime


Born in Naples in 1985. Graduated In Naples at Federico II University in 2009.

Married in 2018; he became father in 2020.


M. Eng. University of Naples Federico II in 2009 (cum laude),

PhD in Chemical Engineering in 2013, University of L’Aquila.

Internship at Coventry University (UK)

Internship/Research Assistant at University of Naples Federico II, University of L'Aquila, Università della Campania Luigi Vanvitelli

Assistant Professor at the University of Campus Bio-Medico of Rome (2015)

Associate Professor of Chemical Process Design (09/D3) at the University of Campus Bio-Medico of Rome (2020)

Lecturer of

- Integrated Production of Water & Energy,

- Introduction to Process Engineering,

- Advanced Chemical Plants

Tutor of Chemical Plants, Industrial Plants, Food Engineering


H index = 17. Selected pubilcations in 2015-2020:

- M De Falco, G Natrella, M Capocelli, P Popielak, M Sołtysik, D Wawrzyńczak, I Majchrzak-Kucęba. Exergetic Analysis of DME Synthesis from CO2 and Renewable Hydrogen Energies 15 (10), 3516 3 2022.

- G Canneto, AC Tizzoni, S Sau, E Mansi, W Gaggioli, A Spadoni, N Corsaro, M Capocelli, G Caputo, F Galindo, A Della Libera. Thermocline Thermal Storage for Concentrated Solar Power Applications: Characterization of Novel Nitrate Salt Mixtures Journal of Solar Energy Engineering 145 (3), 031001 2022.

- M Capocelli, M De Falco Generalized penalties and standard efficiencies of carbon capture and storage processes International Journal of Energy Research 46 (4), 4808-4824 3 2022.

- M Luberti, A Brown, M Balsamo, M Capocelli Numerical Analysis of VPSA Technology Retrofitted to Steam Reforming Hydrogen Plants to Capture CO2 and Produce Blue H2 Energies 15 (3), 1091 1 2022.

- L Mazzeo, M Cocchi, M Capocelli, V Piemonte Continuous two-phase partitioning bioreactor (C-TPPB) for removal of xenobiotics: Design criteria Chemical Engineering Research and Design 177, 13-23

- V Tripi, S Sau, AC Tizzoni, E Mansi, A Spadoni, N Corsaro, C D'Ottavi, M Capocelli, Silvia Licoccia, Tiziano Delise. A general thermodynamic model for eutectics of phase change molten salts in concentrating solar power applications. Journal of Energy Storage, (2020).

- De Falco, M., Santoro, G., Capocelli, M., Caputo, G., Giaconia, A. Hydrogen production by solar steam methane reforming with molten salts as energy carriers: Experimental and modelling analysis. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 2021

- Franchi, G., Capocelli, M., De Falco, M., Piemonte, V., Barba, D. Hydrogen production via steam reforming: A critical analysis of MR and RMM technologies (2020) Membranes 10(1), 10.

-Capocelli, M., Balsamo, M., Lancia, A., Barba, D. Process analysis of a novel humidification-dehumidification-adsorption (HDHA) desalination method (2018) Desalination 429, 155-166.

-Capocelli, M., Prisciandaro, M., Piemonte, V., Barba, D. A technical-economical approach to promote the water treatment & reuse processes (2019) Journal of Cleaner Production 207, pp. 85-96.

-Capocelli, M., Luberti, M., Inno, S., D’Antonio, F., Di Natale, F., Lancia, A. Post-combustion CO2 capture by RVPSA in a large-scale steam reforming plant (2019) Journal of CO2 Utilization 32, pp. 53-65

-M De Falco, M Capocelli, A Basile Selective membrane application for the industrial one-step DME production process fed by CO 2 rich streams: Modeling and simulation (2017) International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 42 (10), 6771-6786

- M Prisciandaro, V Piemonte, GM di Celso, S Ronconi, M Capocelli. Thermodynamic features of dioxins’ adsorption (2017) Journal of Hazardous Materials 324, 645-652

- M Prisciandaro, M Capocelli, V Piemonte, D Barba. Process analysis applied to water reuse for a “closed water cycle” approach Chemical Engineering Journal 304, 602-608

- Barba, D., Capocelli, M., Cornacchia, G., Matera, D.A. Theoretical and experimental procedure for scaling-up RDF gasifiers: The Gibbs Gradient Method (2016) Fuel 179, pp. 60-70.

- De Falco, M., Capocelli, M., Centi, G. Dimethyl ether production from CO2 rich feedstocks in a one-step process: Thermodynamic evaluation and reactor simulation. (2016) Chemical Engineering Journal 294, pp. 400-409

- Musmarra, D., Prisciandaro, M., Capocelli, M., Karatza, D., Iovino, P., Canzano, S., Lancia, A. Degradation of ibuprofen by hydrodynamic cavitation: Reaction pathways and effect of operational parameters (2016) Ultrasonics Sonochemistry 29, pp. 76-83.

- Barba, D., Capocelli, M., Brandani F., Luberti, M., Zizza, A., Process analysis of an industrial waste-to-energy plant: Theory and experiments (2015) Process Safety and Environmental Protection 96, 61-73.

I suoi ruoli nell'Università