Employed since: December 2018
Supervisors: Petra de Jongh and Peter Ngene
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.
 Ma, M.; Trzeniewski, Bartek J.; Xie, J.; Smith, Wilson A.,Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2016, 55, 9748 -9752
|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, UniversitÃ 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, UniversitÃ 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|