The world’s leading chemistry community, RSC, gives the prestigious status Fellow to researchers that have made outstanding contributions in chemistry.
Produced results in three countries
– It is a great honor for me to be awarded the FRSC title, because it is the result of a peer-review process, and it is always hard to convince your peers of the importance of your achievements, and of the value of your research. Therefore I am very proud of this award, especially considering that my results have been produced in labs in three different countries; Italy, Canada and Sweden.
Alberto Vomiero’s research focuses on the chemistry of materials; like improving the functional properties of nanomaterials that will be used in next generation solar cells and photo electrochemical cells.
Changes material at the Nano level
– The basic idea is to develop a common platform for low-cost, high-performance and environmentally friendly new materials used in energy-related applications. A change of materials at the nanoscale offers a number of benefits compared to their massive bulk counterpart, says Alberto Vomiero.
To become a Fellow of the RSC is something Alberto Vomiero believes will mean more than just being a new line in his résumé.
– It says something about my commitment to want to make a difference with my research, not only in academia but also for society at large. The award is an advantage when I, for example, seek research funding through projects.