Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Materials

Imperial College Research Fellow



s.mezzavilla CV




Royal School of MinesSouth Kensington Campus




Electrocatalytic reduction of CO2

Research projects are mainly focussed on CO and syngas producing catalysts.

CO2 Specific research areas include:

  • Synthesis of efficient nanostructured catalysts for the conversion of CO2 to CO/H2
  • Understanding of degradation phenomena with high surface area and model catalysts
  • Development of benchmarking and measuring protocols for high surface area materials

Electrocatalytic conversion of bio-based building blocks

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The main goal is to discover and develop efficient catalysts for the electrocatalytic conversion of bio-based building blockHMF oxidationSpecific research areas include:

  • Discovery of efficient catalysts for the oxidation/reduction of furan-based compounds and simple (di)carboxylic acids.
  • Identification of physico-chemical descriptors (at catalyst- and reaction-relate parameters) that favour the synthesis of desired products in the electro-oxidation/-reduction reactions

Development of electrochemical disgnostic tools/methods

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Development of analytical and electrochemical diagnostic methods/tools for the characterization of high surface are electrocatalysts.