Imperial College London

Dr Federico M Pesci

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Chemistry

Visiting Researcher



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Federico is a senior scientist at H2GO Power Ltd. and a visiting researcher in the Department of Chemistry at Imperial College London. His research involve the use of solid and liquid materials to store hydrogen in a safer, denser and cheaper way when compared to conventional hydrogen storage technologies. 

Before joining H2GO Power Ltd. Federico was a postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Materials at ICL, investigating first on 2D materials and then on solid state lithium- and sodium-metal batteries. 

Prior to join the Department of Materials, Federico completed a Master in Chemistry with honours from the University of Bologna in 2009 and was awarded a PhD in Chemistry in Imperial College London with a thesis entitled “Metal Oxide Semiconductors Employed as Photocatalysts during Water Splitting” (2014). During his PhD he employed a wide range of spectroscopic techniques such as Transient Absorption Spectroscopy and Sum Frequency Generation Spectroscopy to investigate the dynamics and the intermediates of reaction involved during photoelectrochemical solar fuels production.



Seymour ID, Querel E, Brugge RH, et al., 2023, Understanding and Engineering Interfacial Adhesion in Solid-State Batteries with Metallic Anodes, Chemsuschem, Vol:16, ISSN:1864-5631

Pesci FM, 2021, How a hydrogen start-up can contribute to the energy transition through the emerging hydrogen economy, Iscience, Vol:24

Menkin S, O'Keefe CA, Gunnarsdottir AB, et al., 2021, Toward an Understanding of SEI Formation and Lithium Plating on Copper in Anode-Free Batteries, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, Vol:125, ISSN:1932-7447, Pages:16719-16732

Brugge RH, Pesci FM, Cavallaro A, et al., 2020, The origin of chemical inhomogeneity in garnet electrolytes and its impact on the electrochemical performance, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, Vol:8, ISSN:2050-7488, Pages:14265-14276

Pesci FM, Bertei A, Brugge RH, et al., 2020, Establishing ultra-low activation energies for lithium transport in garnet electrolytes., Acs Applied Materials and Interfaces, Vol:12, ISSN:1944-8244, Pages:32086-32816

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