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Matteo Cargnello

Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering And, By Courtesy, of Materials Science and Engineering

Matteo Cargnello received his Ph.D. in Nanotechnology in 2012 at the University of Trieste, Italy, under the supervision of Prof. Paolo Fornasiero, and he was then a post-doctoral scholar in the Chemistry Department at the University of Pennsylvania with Prof. Christopher B. Murray before joining the Faculty at Stanford University in January 2015. He is currently Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering and, by courtesy, of Materials Science and Engineering and Terman Faculty Fellow. Dr. Cargnello is the recipient of several awards including the ENI Award Debut in Research 2013, the European Federation of Catalysis Societies Award as best European Ph.D. thesis in catalysis in 2013, the Sloan Fellowship in 2018, the ANNIC Mid-Career Nanotechnology Scientific Award in 2019, and the Mitsui Chemicals Catalysis Science Award for Creative Work in 2020. General goals of the research in the Cargnello group pertain to solving energy and environmental challenges. Key areas of interest are the reduction of emission of greenhouse gases, capture and conversion of CO2, carbon-free hydrogen production, and the sustainable synthesis of fuels and chemicals through thermal, photo- and electrocatalytic processes.