Ugo Bardi

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Ugo Bardi (born May 23, 1952 in Florence, Italy[1]) is a professor of physical chemistry at the University of Florence.[2]


Bardi is a researcher on materials for new energy sources, a contributor to the now-defunct website, "The Oil Drum". He is the co-founder and former president of ASPO Italy, a member of the scientific committee of the Association for the Study of Peak Oil and Gas [it] (ASPO),[3] a member of the Club of Rome,[4] and author of several books, including The Limits to Growth Revisited.

Personal life[edit]

Bardi was married in 1976 to his wife Grazia and is a father of two, Francesco and Donata.



  • Ugo Bardi, "La fine del petrolio", Ed, Riuniti 2003. ISBN 9788835954255.
  • Ugo Bardi, Giovanni Pancani, "Storia petrolifera del bel paese", Ed. Le Balze 2006. ISBN 8875391262.
  • Ugo Bardi, "Il libro della Chimera", Ed. Polistampa Firenze 2008, ISBN 885960365X ISBN 9788859603658.
  • Ugo Bardi, "The Limits to Growth Revisited", Springer Briefs in Energy 2011, ISBN 9781441994158.
  • Ugo Bardi, "La Terra svuotata", Editori Riuniti 2011, ISBN 9788864730677.
  • Ugo Bardi, "Extracted. How the Quest for Mineral Wealth is Plundering the Planet", Chelsea Green Publishing 2014, ISBN 9781603585415.
  • Ugo Bardi, "The Seneca Effect: Why Growth is Slow but Collapse is Rapid", Springer International Publishing, 2017, ISBN 978-3-319-57206-2.
  • Ugo Bardi, Before the Collapse. A guide to the other side of Growth, Springer International Publishing, 2020, ISBN 978-3-030-29037-5. DOI 10.1007/978-3-030-29038-2
  • Ilaria Perissi and Ugo Bardi, The Empty Sea: The Future of the Blue Economy, Springer International Publishing, 2021, ISBN 978-3-030-51897-4, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-51898-1


  • Ugo Bardi, Andrea Atrei, Gianfranco Rovida, Initial stages of oxidation of the Ni3Al alloy: structure and composition of the aluminum oxide overlayer studied by XPS, LEIS and LEED. In: Surface Science 268, Issues 1–3, (1992), 87–97, doi:10.1016/0039-6028(92)90952-3.
  • Andrea Balduccia, Ugo Bardi, Stefano Caporali, Marina Mastragostino, Francesca Soavi, Ionic liquids for hybrid supercapacitors. In: Electrochemistry Communications 6, Issue 6, (2004), 566–570, doi:10.1016/j.elecom.2004.04.005.
  • Gaia Ballerini, Ugo Bardi, Roberto Bignucolo, Giuseppe Ceraolo, About some corrosion mechanisms of AZ91D magnesium alloy. In: Corrosion Science 47, Issue 9, (2005), 2173–2184, doi:10.1016/j.corsci.2004.09.018.
  • Ugo Bardi, The mineral economy: a model for the shape of oil production curves. In: Energy Policy 33, Issue 1, (2005), 53–61, doi:10.1016/S0301-4215(03)00197-6.
  • Stefano Caporali, Alessio Fossati, Alessandro Lavacchi, Ilaria Perissi, Alexander Tolstogouzov, Ugo Bardi, Aluminium electroplated from ionic liquids as protective coating against steel corrosion. In: Corrosion Science 50, Issue 2, 2008, 534–539, doi:10.1016/j.corsci.2007.08.001.
  • Ilaria Perissi, Ugo Bardi,Stefano Caporali, Alessio Fossati, Alessandro Lavacchi, Ionic liquids as diathermic fluids for solar trough collectors’ technology: A corrosion study. In: Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells 92, Issue 4, (2008), 510–517, doi:10.1016/j.solmat.2007.11.007.
  • Ugo Bardi, Peak oil: The four stages of a new idea. In: Energy 34, Issue 3, (2009), 323–326, doi:10.1016/

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "ASPO 2005 IV International Workshop on Oil and Gas Depletion – Biographies". University of Évora. Retrieved 1 February 2013.[not specific enough to verify]
  2. ^ "Ugo Bardi". Università degli Studi di Firenze. Retrieved 17 November 2020.
  3. ^ Campbell, Colin J. (14 February 2008). "About ASPO". Peak Oil. Retrieved 17 November 2020.
  4. ^ "Ugo Bardi". Club of Rome. Retrieved 1 June 2021.

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