Leonardo DURANTIRicercatore TDa SSD: ING-IND/22 – Scienza e tecnologia dei materialiStanza: E1 – 8
In 2019 he was visiting PhD student at INRS Institute National de la Recherche Scientifique – Centre Énergie Matériaux Télécommunications 1650 Lionel-Boulet Blvd. Varennes, Quebec, Canada, working on metal oxides catalysts for oxygen reduction and oxygen evolution reactions. In 2020 he was invited speaker at the 44th International Conference and Expo on Advanced Ceramics and Composites (The American Ceramic Society – ICACC 2020) in Daytona Beach, Florida, USA.
In 2021 he obtained his PhD in Materials for Health, Environment and Energy at University of Rome Tor Vergata.
In 2021 he worked as post-doc in the group “SOFC/SOEC” at MaDE@UTV – Materials and Devices for Energy at the Department of Department of Chemical Sciences and Technologies, University of Rome Tor Vergata, where he is currently employed as Junior Research Scientist.
In 2021 Leonardo won the Best Presentation Award Italian Virtual Workshop on Fuel Cells (IVWFC 2021) organized by the Italian Chemical Society (SCI) – Electrochemistry Division.
His research activity is aimed at the development of metal oxides for applications in Solid Oxide Electrolyzer Cells (SOECs), Intermediate-Temperature Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (IT-SOFCs) and Reversible Solid Oxide Cells (RSOCs). The focus is on the investigation of structure, microstructure, electrochemical properties and catalytic activity of complex oxides for energy conversion and storage.
His work has been carried out in collaboration with national and international groups, led by Prof. Nan Yang (ShanghaiTech University), Prof. Isabella Natali Sora (Università degli studi di Bergamo), Prof. Marta Boaro (Università di Udine) and Dr Igor Luisetto (ENEA).
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