MSCA PF Fellow: Jean Marie Vianney Nsanzimana

PDFProject:  HYDROBAT - Boride-derived Highly Efficient Material for Green Hydrogen Generation and Zn–air Battery

 Jean Marie Vianney Nsanzimana


MSCA Fellow:  Jean Marie Vianney Nsanzimana

UNIPD Supervisor: Vito Di Noto

Department: Industrial Engineering

Total Contribution:  Euro188.590,08

Project Duration in months: 24

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Jean Marie Vianney Nsanzimana earned a BSc in Applied Chemistry as the only student with First Class honours. He then studied Applied Chemical Engineering (MSc) at Kyungpook National University (KNU), South Korea, under the supervision of Prof. Nam Ho Heo. He then received a Singapore International Scholarship Awad (SINGA) to pursue a Ph.D. in department of Chemical Engineering at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, under the supervision of Prof. Wang Xin. After completing his Ph.D. in 2019, he accepted a MOPGA (Make Our Planet Great Again) grant as a postdoctoral fellow at the French National Centre for Scientific Research/University Picardie Jules Verne (CNRS/UPJV) in France. Then, in 2021, he received a grant to carry out his project as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Siegen in Germany to develop electrodes for hydrogen production by water electrolysis.

His main research interest is the design and development of highly efficient nanostructured materials for electrochemical green energy technologies such as water electrolysis, carbon dioxide reduction, and metal-air batteries. Dr. Nsanzimana’s European MSCA fellowship at the University of Padova (UNIPD, Italy) will focus on investigating the structure-activity relationship of earth-abundant materials as highly efficient electrocatalysts (ECs) for Hydrogen Evolution Reaction (HER), Oxygen Evolution Reaction (OER), and Oxygen Reduction Reaction (ORR), which are the reactions involved in green Hydrogen (H2) production and air breathing electrode for Zinc-air batteries, respectively. As the MSCA fellow, he will work on his HYDROBAT project in the research group of Prof. Vito Di Noto, a full Professor of Electrochemistry for Energy and Solid-State Chemistry in the department of Industrial Engineering.