Have a look at our latest results on CO2 reduction with Au single crystals.
Mezzavilla, Stefano, Sebastian Horch, Ifan E. L. Stephens, Brian Seger, and Ib Chorkendorff. “Structure Sensitivity in the Electrocatalytic Reduction of CO 2 with Gold Catalysts.”
Angewandte Chemie International Edition, February 11, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1002/anie.201811422.
I am an Imperial College Research Fellow at the department of Materials. My research interests focus on the design, synthesis and characterization of efficient electrocatalysts for energy conversion processes.
I graduated in Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Trento (Italy). I then obtained a PhD in Chemistry at the MPI für Kohlenforschung (Germany) under the supervision of Prof F. Schüth. In my PhD project I investigated advanced nanostructured catalysts for the application in the oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) in proton exchange membrane fuel cells. After a short postdoc at the Max-Planck Institute für Eisenforshung (MPIE) under the supervision of Prof. K. J.J. Mayrhofer, I was awarded a Marie Skłodowska Curie individual fellowship, with a project focused on CO2 electro-reduction with model catalysts. The project (2016-2018) was based at the Surface Physics & Catalysis (SurfCat) center at the Technical University of Denmark.
- (2018 - ) Imperial College Research Fellow
- (2016-2018) Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research Fellow
- (2016) Researcher (postdoc) (MPI für Eisenforshung)
- (2012-2015) PhD in Chemistry (MPI für Kohlenforshung)
- (2008-2011) M.Sc. in Materials Engineering (Uni. of Trento)
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