Eni Award 2024 - Young Researcher of the Year

The Young Researcher of the Year Prize constitutes one of the six sections of the Eni Award, composed by the Energy Frontiers, Advanced Environmental Solutions, Energy Transition and the Debut in Research: Young Talents from Africa Prizes, together with the Recognition at Innovation Eni. The purpose of the Young Researcher of the Year Prize is to help new generations of researchers to emerge, supporting their researches and innovations on the various scientific topics promoted by the Eni Award.

The Prizes are awarded to two Ph.D. research theses, defended in Italian universities, addressing the following topics: development of a sustainable and resilient nature within a continuously changing climate scenario, through the enhancement of nature-based solutions, and the preservation and restoration of natural capital, in order to accelerate the transition towards circular economy, bio-economy and environmentally sustainable business models, accordingly with the “One Health - Planetary Health” perspective; renewable energy and energy storage; new H2 production technologies (blue, green and turquoise H2); capture, utilization and sequestration of carbon dioxide as well as energy efficiency as a bridge to the decarbonization of the energy system.

The theses must have been defended at an Italian university during the same year of the annual Official Announcement, or in the precedent year. The Prize is awarded to students born in or after the year 1991.

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