- Fabio Di Fonzo, Center for Nano Science and Technology, the Italian Institute of Technology, Milan, Italy
Fabio Di Fonzo leads the Nanomaterials and Nanomanufacturing for Energy and Environment research group at the Center for Nano Science and Technology of the Italian Institute of Technology. The group focuses on developing nanomaterials to enable technologies for carbon dioxide-free energy conversion systems such as nuclear, solar-to-chemical photoelectrochemical devices, fuel cells, redox V flow, and Li-ion batteries. Dr. Di Fonzo will describe deposition techniques that have been developed for large-scale deployment in three areas: nuclear fuel cladding, hybrid organic-inorganic photoelectrochemical water splitting cathode, and electrode assemblies for polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) fuel cells. He will offer three example materials: (1) nanoceramic coatings for fission and fusion nuclear systems, (2) planar and 3D hybrid organic inorganic water-splitting cathodes and (3) hierarchical TiN nanostructures as a catalyst support in PEM fuel cells.