Six MSCA researchers at the Politecnico

The EU reference programme for doctoral education and post-doc training

The Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) are the European Union’s reference programme for doctoral education and post-doctoral training. The programme funds research projects with the aim of promoting the growth of human capital of excellence in Europe through research grants to support the geographical, intersectoral and interdisciplinary mobility of researchers.

Six researchers will work at the Politecnico di Milano through the latest call.

The European Commission also awarded several young researchers with a ‘Seal of Excellence’: official recognition of the scientific importance of their projects. The Politecnico di Milano will host and fund four researchers: Merve Çağlar, from Turkey, Anastasios Stergiou, from Greece and Italians Federica Sebastiani and Tommaso Nicolini.

Here is the list of the six MSCA research fellows and a brief description of the research projects that they will develop at the Politecnico:

Ethan Burnett - USA
Research project: FAAST (Facilitating Autonomy in Astrodynamics for Spacecraft Technology) Objective: to develop autonomous guidance and control algorithms for interplanetary spacecraft.

Subrata Ghosh - India
Research project: ENHANCER (Engineering Hybrid Metal Nitrides/Carbon-Atom Wire Novel Materials for high-performance Electrochemical Energy Storage)
Objective: to study new generation materials for electrodes, capable of perfecting the storage capacity of renewable energy.

Giulio Gori - Italy
Research project: UN-BIASED (UNcertainty quantification and modelling Bias Inhibition by means of an Agnostic Synergistic Exploitation of multi-fidelity Data)
Objective: to improve the systems of mathematical modelling used to describe physical phenomena with particular reference to the aeronautical field.

Francesco Nappo - Italy
Research project: VINCE (Vetting Implicit Normativity in Climate Economics)
Objective: to bring philosophical (and more generally humanistic) research closer to climate issues in order to define the most effective way of communicating climate economics in a democratic context, whilst simultaneously preserving the integrity and objectivity of scientific climate research.

Vitthal B. Saptal- India
Research project: SCAforCO2 (Heterogeneous Single-Atom Catalysts for Carbon Dioxide Reduction to Chemicals)
Objective: to develop a method to convert a greenhouse gas such as CO2 into high-value chemicals.

Yifan Zhang - China
Research project: SCCAMC (Stabilization of Carbon Chain and Application on Metal-free Catalyst) Objective: to study an innovative procedure that incorporates the preparation, functionalization and solidification of carbon chains, which can be used in fuel cells.