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The long and winding road to sustainable catalysis

Time:29th Nov., 2019, 09:00 am
Venue:Energy Building A
Lecturer:Prof. Paolo Fornasiero, University of Trieste, Italy

Abstract:
Sustainability is a pervasive concept in our daily life, although its real and full application is still challenging. Sustainable chemical processes are being the subject of intensive research in line with new governmental guidelines. Numerous catalytic materials are being proposed every day in the literature as catalysts for greener chemical conversions, with surprising and exciting new reactivities being disclosed, together with proposed novel concepts. The photocatalytic-, thermocatalytic- or electrochemical valorization of biomasses is a key example in this respect.

Investigation of water electrolysis, oxygen reduction reaction and CO2 electro reduction to chemicals and fuels are creating new opportunities for important breakthroughs. The talk aims at critically discuss the relevant features of new catalysts that bear the potential to truly make such breakthroughs, offering an analysis of most promising perspectives.

Introduction:
Paolo Fornasiero is Full Professor in Inorganic Chemistry at the University of Trieste (Italy). His research focuses on the application of inorganic chemistry to nanoscience for the preparation of new materials useful in the fields of energy and environmental protection. He is co-author of about 250 publications on international journals, 15 book chapters and 4 patents. Since 2015 he serves as an Associate Editor of ACS Catalysis. He received the 2005 Nasini Gold Medal, the 2013 Chiusoli Gold Medal, the 2016 Heinz Heinemann Award, the 2017 Kramer Award and the 2018 M.T Messori Roncaglia Award.
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