Imperial College London

DrMartinaDe Marco

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Mechanical Engineering

Research Project Manager



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Current work

I am a Research Project Manager in the Electrochemical Science and Engineering group (2019- to date), in the department of Mechanical Engineering. My portfolio of projects currently include industry and government funded grants (mainly) Innovate Uk, APC, which focus on the fundamental study of electrochemical energy devices and battery management systems, and their implementation in automotive and stationary power applications. We collaborate with other academic institutions and automotive companies of worldwide reputation.


I have obtained my doctorate degree in 2016 on carbon nanomaterials chemistry at Imperial College London. My doctorate expertise is on carbon nanomaterials, specifically the synthesis of hierarchical networks of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) and graphene oxide (GO). My scientific background covers the dissolution and the assembly of individualised carbon nanostructures into composite macrostructures (hydrogels and aerogels) or thin films, and their subsequent use as electrodes for supercapacitors, as well as scaffolding for CO2 adsorbent materials. I have extensively worked on Layered Double Hydroxides (LDH), promising inorganic CO2 adsorbents, theirs synthesis and testing for pre-combustion sorption application in specific industrial processes (water gas shift reaction, sorption enhanced methane steam reforming).

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Buckley DJ, Hodge SA, De Marco M, et al., 2017, Trajectory of the Selective Dissolution of Charged Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, Vol:121, ISSN:1932-7447, Pages:21703-21712

De Marco M, Menzel R, Bawaked SM, et al., 2017, Hybrid Effects in Graphene Oxide/Carbon Nanotube-Supported Layered Double Hydroxides: Enhancing the CO2 Sorption Properties, Carbon, Vol:123, ISSN:0008-6223, Pages:616-627

Hu S, Laker ZPL, Leese HS, et al., 2017, Thermochemical functionalisation of graphenes with minimal framework damage, Chemical Science, Vol:8, ISSN:2041-6520, Pages:6149-6154

De Marco MDM, Markoulidis F, Menzel R, et al., 2016, Cross-linked single-walled carbon nanotube aerogel electrodes via reductive coupling chemistry, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, Vol:4, ISSN:2050-7496, Pages:5385-5389


Offer G, Szemberg O'Connor T, De Marco M, 2020, Opportunities for disruptive advances through engineering for next generation energy storage

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