Matteo Miola: Hemin based carbon materials for CO2 electrochemical reduction

posted 19 Jul 2017, 06:23 by info admin
CADIAC, Aarhus University, Aarhus, DK

The development of green, abundant and cheap catalysts for CO2 reduction is a great challenge of the 21st century. The Hemin is a green, abundant and cheap iron (III) chloroprotoporphyrin IX that can be extracted from porcine or bovine blood. In this project the Hemin is embedded in carbon electrically conductive supports using green synthesis processes and tested for the electrochemical CO2 conversion to valuable products.

Matteo Miola started his PhD in Dec. 2015 in the CADIAC (carbon dioxide activation centre) in Aarhus University with the thesis title: synthesis and characterization of green carbon-based nano-materials for high-yield CO2 electroreduction, under the supervision of Professor Kim Daasbjerg and Professor Troels Skrydstrup. He obtained the master degree in Material Science and Engineering in Padova University (Oct. 2015, 110/110 summa cum laude). He spent four months as guest PhD student in LIKAT (Leibniz Institute for Catalysis, Rostock ,DE) under the supervision of Professor Matthias Beller, studying the synthesis and characterization of FeNx carbon supported materials for CO2 electroreduction, with focus on the use highly available nitrogen sources and green synthesis development.