Veni award for Tomas Burdyny

News - 18 July 2019 - Communication TNW

The Dutch Research Council (NWO) has awarded a Veni grant worth up to 250,000 euros to twelve highly promising young scientists from TU Delft. The grant provides the laureates with the opportunity to further elaborate their own ideas during a period of three years. One of the twelve has been granted to Tomas Burdyny.

Thomas Burdyny (Materials for Energy Conversion and Storage)
Een revolutie teweegbrengen met koolstof: het ontwerpen van commerciƫle CO2-elektrolyse-apparaten
Our current energy infrastructure and economy requires an accelerated transition away from fossil fuels. Renewable electricity sources are a useful start in this revolution, but are unable to directly replace many fuels and chemicals. Here, researchers will design efficient systems which use electricity to convert CO2 directly into chemicals.

Thomas (Tom) Burdyny is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Materials for Energy Conversion and Storage Group researching electrochemical CO2 reduction to value-added products. He earned his BEng and MASc in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Victoria in 2010 and 2013, respectively, and his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Toronto in 2017, where he studied system-based approaches to improve CO2 reduction kinetics. Beginning his PDF in 2018, he is focused on engineering electrochemical systems to enable the active catalytic material and surrounding reaction environment to function in concert with one another and achieve enhanced performance metrics than would be possible otherwise.

More information: Twelve Veni awards fo TU Delft researchers