Early Stage Researcher (ESR) Fellows



Vladislav Buravet
Heyrovsky Institute
(Czech Republic)

Vladislav Buravet is a PhD student at the J. Heyrovsky Institute of Physical Chemistry in the group of Doc. Dr. Petr Krtil. Vladislav obtained Master’s degree in the field of coordinative chemistry in the Moldova State University. He spent several years as a junior scientific researcher in the Institute of Applied Physics, Academy of Sciences of Moldova where he was focused on the electrodeposition of the iron-group metal alloys with the refractory metals. At present his research interest is in electrochemical CO2 reduction on non-metal catalysts.

     

Federico Dattila
ICIQ (Spain)

Federico Dattila is an Italian physicist interested in renewable energies and environmental sustainability. Though having a humanistic high school background, he got a Bachelor of Science (2015) and a Master of Science (2017) degree in Physics at University of Turin (Italy). The master thesis project was developed in collaboration with Chalmers University of Technology through the ERASMUS programme (Gothenburg, Sweden, spring 2017). In addition, he actively promoted sustainability in his university through the foundation of Green TO, a student association (2016). He is currently an Early Stage Researcher (ESR) within ELCoREL at the Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia (ICIQ, Tarragona, Spain) under the supervision of Prof. Núria López.

     

Ricardo Marina
De Nora (Italy)

Riccardo Marina is a Junior Researcher at Industrie De Nora, Milan. He received his BSc at Politecnico di Milano in 2014 and pursued his studies with a double master degree at Grenoble Institute National Polytechnique, France and Ecole Polytechnique de Louvain la Neuve, Belgium with a master thesis in development of glucose monitoring devices at Fraunhofer IAP, Potsdam (Germany). After an experience as R&D Engineer in Paris in the field of medical devices, currently his research activities at De Nora focus on electrodes and catalysts development for efficient hydrogen production as energy storage medium.

     
DJ Donn Matienzio
De Nora (Italy)

DJ Donn Matienzo is currently a junior scientist at the Basic Research and Scanning Division of De Nora (Italy). He was awarded with the Erasmus Mundus Master in Chemical Innovation and Regulation (EMMC-ChIR) in 2017 where he did the coursework at the University of Bologna and finished the Master's thesis at the University of Barcelona. His previous studies involved synthesis, characterization and catalytic activity testing of nanocrystalline materials for the reverse water-gas shift reaction. Before obtaining the Master's Degree, he worked for almost three years as a Process Engineer at Petron Corporation (Philippines) under the Oil and Gas Industry. His main activities in De Nora are focused on the synthesis and characterization of electrocatalysts to be integrated into anodes for H2O electrolysis.

     

Noor Hossain
Aalto University (Finland)

Noor Hossain has achieved his M.Sc. degree in Chemistry from the Faculty of Chemistry and Biochemistry of Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany. His Master thesis entitled as “Dynamic multi frequency analysis of bubble formation on Pt sponge microelectrodes”.
He achieved B.Sc. (Hon’s) degree in Chemistry from the Department of Chemistry at the University of Chittagong, Bangladesh. In September 2017, he joined as a Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher (ESR) in this project. His PhD affiliation is in Aalto University under the Supervision of Prof. Dr. Tanja Kallio. As an ESR fellow, his research is designing and synthesizing electrocatalysts for the electrochemical reduction of CO2 to methane and methanol.

     
Matthew F Philips
Avantium
(The Netherlands)

Matthew Philips received his B.S. in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, graduating with Highest Honors, from The Georgia Institute of Technology.  After graduating, he worked for R&D companies in the electrochemistry field where he gained knowledge and experience in: the design of experiments, test station design and fabrication, electrochemical cell optimization, and process engineering separations.  He is currently working as a Senior Process Engineer at Avantium, where he's working on a team to advance the research on electrocatalytic CO2 conversion performed at his former company, Liquid Light.

     

Rebecca Pittkowski
Heyrovsky Institute
(Czech Republic)

Rebecca Pittkowski is a PhD student within the ELCOREL project in the Electrocatalysis group of Dr. Petr Krtil at J. Heyrovsky Institute Prague. Before joining ELCOREL she studied Chemistry at Technische Universität Dresden, Germany, and received her Master’s Degree in 2017. Her studies of rational design of oxide catalysts for oxygen evolution reaction (OER) within the ELCOREL project focuses on synthesis and characterization of new catalyst materials.

     
Paulina Prslja

Paulina Prslja
ICIQ (Spain)

Paulina Prslja is a PhD student under prof. Nuria Lopez at the Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia, ICIQ, which belongs to The Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology.
She worked at Instituto de Química Física Rocasolano in Madrid, under the supervision of science researcher Dr. Eva Gonazales Noya, within the ERASMUS + programme.
Under supervision of Prof. Tomaz Urbic she got her M. Sc. degree in Chemistry from the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, in September 2017. In collaboration with prof. Tomaz Urbic and Jana Aupic she published scientific paper Thermodynamics and structure of a two-dimensional asymmetric electrolyte by integral equation theory in journal Molecular Physics.

     

Daniel Settipani
Aalto University (Finland)

Daniel Settipani obtained his diploma in Materials Engineering Cum Laude in 2015 from Simón Bolívar University (Venezuela). In 2017, he completed his M.Sc. degree in Materials Science at the University of Rennes 1 (France) and at the University of Turin (Italy). The M.Sc. thesis was developed at the Division of Materials Physics in the University of Helsinki, and was centered in the structural and electronic analysis of lithium manganese oxide cathode materials by X-ray absorption spectroscopy. His doctoral research is focused on the atomic layer deposition (ALD) synthesis and characterization of metal oxide electrocatalysts for the oxygen evolution reaction (OER). His other research interest involves the application of synchrotron-based techniques for materials characterization.

     

Davide Pavesi
Avantium (The Netherlands)

Davide Pavesi is one of the ESRs in the ELCOREL project, pursuing his PhD at Avantium in Amsterdam under the supervision of Professor Marc Koper. He got his Msc in Industrial Chemistry with a focus on Environment, Resources, Safety and Energy in 2017 at the University of Rome La Sapienza with a thesis on Bioelectrochemical systems.

     

Tugce Kutlusoy
Copenhagen University (Denemark)

Tugce Kutlusoy is a PhD student of theoretical chemistry at Department of Chemistry at Copenhagen University. Her supervising tutor is Prof Jan Rossmeisl. Her research focuses on theoretical rational design of complex oxide materials for electro-catalytic for oxygen evolution. She obtained her BA in chemistry in 2013 and MA in organic/polymer chemistry in 2016 at Marmara University, Istanbul, Turkey, and worked as a teaching assistant in the organic laboratory at Marmara University and experienced as a visiting researcher at Complutense Madrid University, Madrid, Spain.

     

Spryridon Divanis
Copenhagen University (Denemark)

Spyridon Divanis is a PhD student and Marie Curie fellow at the University of Copenhagen (2017-today), who studied Physics at the University of Ioannina with focus in atomic and molecular physics. Than he continued his postgraduate studies at the chemistry department of the University of Ioannina in the field of quantum chemistry. His research activities right now are focused on the design of new catalysts for the Oxygen Evolution Reaction.

 


 

Mariana Monteiro
Leiden University (The Netherlands)

Mariana Monteiro started in 2009 her bachelor studies in Chemical Engineering at the Federal University of Sao Joao Del-Rei, Brazil, where she worked for 2 years with Prof. J. D. A.  Bellido on heterogeneous catalysts for ethanol steam reforming. In 2013 she was awarded a CNPQ - Science Without Borders Scholarship and did part of her studies in the University of Groningen, The Netherlands, where she wrote her thesis in the group of Prof. F. Picchioni on ``Polymeric amines by chemical modifications of alternating aliphatic polyketones for Arsenic removal of waste water``. During her period in The Netherlands she also worked as an intern in the Dutch starch industry Avebe, optimizing paper surface sizing solutions. Mariana continued her education with a master study in Advanced Materials and Processes at the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany, with specialization in Nanomaterials and Advanced Processes. During her master studies she worked as research assistant in the Chair of Chemical Reaction Engineering, on projects regarding the decomposition of formic acid and heterogeneous catalysts synthesis via electrophoretic deposition. She also worked for 1.5 years in the Chair of Surface Science and Corrosion, on projects for Siemens regarding the corrosion behaviour of pipeline materials. In the same chair, Mariana completed her master studies with a thesis entitled ''Boosting anatase surface reactivity towards carboxylic acid anchor groups", developed under the supervision of Dr. M. S. Killian in the group of Prof. P. Schmuki. In October 2017 Mariana started her PhD in the group of Prof. M. T. M. Koper, studying the electrolyte effects on the electrochemical CO2 reduction.

     
Chunmiao Ye
Leiden University (The Netherlands)

Chunmiao Ye is a PhD in the group of Professor Marc Koper, Leiden University, Netherlands since October 2017. She did her Master studies in Chemical Physics at the University of Science and Technology of China in China in the period from September 2014 - June 2017 and her Bachelor’s studies in Materials Chemistry at the University of Science and Technology of China in China from September 2010-June 2014.