Laura Gatti

Ph.D. candidate in Ingegneria Elettrica, Elettronica E Delle Comunicazioni , 39th cycle (2023-2026)
Department of Applied Science and Technology (DISAT)

Profile

PhD

Tutors

Research interests

3d printing
Co2 processes and technologies
Co2 reduction, cu-based electrodes, co-electrolysis, carbon capture and utilisation, renewable fuels, alcohols.
Electrocatalysis
Electrochemistry
Sprayed coatings

Biography

Since November I'm a new PhD student in Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering at Politecnico di Torino. While pursuing my Bachelor's degree and then my Master's degree in Industrial Chemistry at Sapienza University of Rome, I developed a strong passion for Material chemistry and sustainable processes. Because of that At Polytechnic University of Turin my research is focusing on the development of large-scale innovative electrolyzers for electrochemical H2 production and CO2 conversion into high-value chemicals (syngas, methane, ethylene). The aim of the project is to be able to reduce the amount of CO2 being released to the atmosphere, while producing a variety of essential chemicals, that used to be obtain from petroleum.

Curriculum

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Research topics

  • Development of large-scale electrodes for energetic applications My research focus on the development of large-scale innovative electrolyzers for electrochemical H2 production and CO2 conversion into high-value chemicals (syngas, methane, ethylene), still guaranteeing high performance. The central part of these electrolyzers will be the Membrane Electrode Assembly (MEA), which comprises a solid-state ion-conductive polymer membranes sandwiched between two microporous catalytically active electrodes.

Skills

ERC sectors

PE7_4 - (Micro- and nano-) systems engineering
PE4_8 - Electrochemistry, electrodialysis, microfluidics, sensors
PE3_4 - Electronic properties of materials, surfaces, interfaces, nanostructures

SDG

Goal 9: Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
Goal 12: Responsible consumption and production
Goal 13: Climate action

Publications

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