IPFN is a part of H2020 PIONEER projectIPFN is engaged in the H2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network project PIONEER (Plasma catalysis for CO2 Recycling - Educating experts for inventing future energy strategies) funded by the European Union.
PIONEER is a European network aiming at educating a generation of experts in the multidisciplinary field of plasma/catalysis for CO2 conversion. 15 PhD students will be working together, within a consortium of 15 academic partners and 6 industrial partners in 10 different countries, in order to conceive new systems of plasma/catalysis for efficient conversion of CO2 molecule. This challenge will require to understand in details the role of surfaces in contact with molecular plasmas in order to invent and synthesise new materials having the required properties for taking advantage of the strong electric field and reactive species provided by the unique medium that are Non-Thermal Plasmas.
IPFN will be involved in two PhD topics. The students will be co-supervised by Prof. Vasco Guerra at IPFN, in collaboration with Professors Timo Gans (University of York, UK) and Richard Engeln (Technische Universiteit Eindhoven - TU/e, The Netherlands).