Francesco Mattarozzi

Francesco Mattarozzi

PhD Candidate

Employed since: December 2018

Supervisors: Petra de Jongh and Peter Ngene
Email: f.mattarozzi@uu.nl
Room: 4th floor open area

Carbon dioxide emission, from fossil fuel utilization, is considered a significant threat to global economy and sustainability.

Hence the share of renewable energy sources, such as solar and wind, in our energy supply is increasing rapidly. However, the use of renewable energy at a large scale is challenging, considering the intermittent nature and lack of efficient large-scale electricity storage.

Converting CO2 to useful fuels or chemicals leads to utilization of one of the major greenhouse gases as a carbon feedstock, but the activation of this extremely stable molecule is a challenging task. Electrochemical conversion of carbon dioxide represents one of the most promising strategies.

[1] Ma, M.; Trzeniewski, Bartek J.; Xie, J.; Smith, Wilson A.,Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2016, 55, 9748 -9752

Link to Eye-openers presentation

C.V.

Dec 2018 – present  PhD candidate at the Materials Chemistry and Catalysis group, Debye Institute for Nanomaterials Science, Utrecht University Under supervision of Prof. Dr P. E. (Petra) de Jongh and Dr. Peter Ngene.
Project title: Electrochemical CO2 conversion: elucidating the role of supported Ag nanoparticles, support and electrolyte.
  2016 – 2018    Master’s Degree in Industrial Chemistry, Università degli Studi di MIlano, Milan (Italy), Under supervision of Prof. Laura Prati
Project title: Pd-based catalysts for selective hydrogenation reactions
  2018    Five months internship at the Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis group, Debye Institute for Nanomaterials Science, Utrecht University Under the supervision of Prof. Dr. P. E. (Petra) de Jongh Giorgio Totarella.
  2013 – 2016  Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry, Università degli Studi di MIlano, Milan (Italy), under supervision of Prof. Claudia Letizia Maddalena Bianchi
  2008 – 2013  Scientific high-school diploma, Liceo Scientifico Galileo Galilei, Erba (COMO
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