PROF. MAURO PASTA
Mauro is Professor of Applied Electrochemistry in the Department of Materials at the University of Oxford. He performed his post-doctoral research with Prof. Yi Cui at Stanford University. Before that he earned his several degrees in Industrial Chemistry from the University of Milan in his native Italy.
Throughout his career, Mauro has focused on creating new materials with the performance and durability to enable next-generation clean energy technologies. His research currently centers on several strategies to bring about step-change improvements to electrochemical energy storage. The group is investigating batteries at each component, over wide length and time scales, and with methods ranging from first principle models to long term cell cycling.
Mauro has been the recipient of a number of honors, including the Piontelli Prize, Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei (2017), the STFC Batteries Early Career Award (2016), the Oronzio and Niccolò De Nora Foundation Fellowship in Applied Electrochemistry (2013), the Global Climate and Energy Project (GCEP) Distinguished Student Lecturer Award, Stanford University (2013), the Ruhr-University Bochum and Rubitec GmbH Innovation Award (2013), the International Society of Electrochemistry Travel Award for Young Electrochemists (2012), and the “De Nora” Award for Best Ph.D. Thesis in Electrochemistry, Italian Chemical Society (2011)
Mauro has cofounded two startups, Natron Energy and Cuberg, Inc., based on technologies resulting from his work at Stanford.