The Electrochemistry Division of the Italian Chemical Society awarded Dr Maida Oliveira with the 2020 Doctoral Prize “Fondazione Oronzio e Niccolò De Nora” for a PhD thesis entitled “Development and Optimization of Nanostructured Carbon-based Materials for Energy Applications”.

Dr Oliveira’s work was carried out within the MaDE@UTV research group ( of the Department of Chemical Science and Technologies of the University of Rome Tor Vergata, under the supervision of Proff. Barbara Mecheri e Alessandra D’Epifanio in the PhD program in Materials for Health, Environment and Energy.

The research activity was focused on the development of platinum-group-metal-free catalysts for electrochemical energy conversion and storage applications, and was carried out in collaboration with several national and international research groups, such as the groups led Prof. Plamen Atanassov (The University of California, Irvine), Prof. Carlo Santoro (The University of Manchester) and Prof. Paula Colavita (Trinity College Dublin).

Winners of the Degree and Doctorate Awards of the Electrochemistry Division of the Italian Chemical Society