University College London
Research Project: Superinsulators for Energy Storage.
Supervisors: Dr. John Labram (UCL), Professor Martyn McLachlan (ICL)
Alessandro graduated from Imperial College London with an MSci in Chemistry with Molecular Physics in 2023. His final research project focused on developing a molecular mechanics computational method to predict and investigate the stacking configuration stability of metal phthalocyanines.
His PhD project is focused on the study and exploitation of superinsulators for energy storage, particularly to generate knowledge on the relationship between temperature, breakdown field strength, and storage density on capacitors which use a superinsulator as the medium between the plates.
What differentiates the CDT ACM is the increased familiarity with facilities, techniques, and academic groups gained from working between the two partner universities.