The Studio Baldi Foundation non-profit organization issued a National Call on the theme “NO SMOG – Restoring cities: ideas and projects to solve the problem of pollution, improve the environment and produce clean energy“, which was responded to by 23 graduate students and postdoctoral fellows from several Italian universities, who submitted their degree theses and doctoral dissertations.
The selection board – chaired by the Rector Magnificent of the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Professor Angelo O. Andrisano – consisted of several scholars, university professors and experts in the health sector.
After a detailed examination, the following ranking was obtained, for the definition of the winners and the awarding of the four scholarships:
1st place: Bilardo Matteo – Turin Polytechnic – Thesis title: “Performance Analysis and optimization of an integral collector storage (ICS) prototype with PCM”
2nd place: Gentile Francesca – University of Ferrara – Thesis title: “Photoelectrochemical and spectroscopic characterization of perfluorinated porphyrin for water splitting”.
3rd place: Piccolo Federica – University of Modena and Reggio Emilia – Thesis title: “Biochar: enhancement in geopolymers”.
1st place: Banella Maria Barbara – University of Bologna – Dissertation title: “New strategies for the preparation of high-performance bio-based polymers”.