University of Limerick
Higher energy density, lower cost and better-performing rechargeable batteries are needed for mobile and stationary storage applications particularly for electric vehicles (25-150 Kwh) and for renewable energy storage at generation and grid-level storage (MWh). Achieving advances in each of these technologies requires new materials solutions allowing for progress beyond the state of the art. The proposal brings together expertise in metal-containing conjugated and non-conjugated polymers with the materials synthesis and battery fabrication and testing capability. This project will investigate boron derived polymer materials for two separate but complementary applications in rechargeable batteries for mobile and stationary storage respectively.
Synthesis of high-density silicon anodes for Li-ions batteries. Synthesis and study of boron polymers as a solid electrolyte.
During the last years of high school, Marco met prof. Silvia Giordani (DCU) because she was his tutor for the project “Mentoring Juniors”. She also introduced him to scientific research teaching him the first foundations about it. Marco completed a bachelor’s degree in chemistry in 2017 and a master’s degree in organic chemistry in 2019, both at the University of Milan.