Supervisor: Dr. Rebeca Marcilla
Research topic: Development of conjugated porous polymers with enhanced electrochemical properties

I am Rebecca Grieco from Rome, Italy. I received my Masters Degree in Analytical Chemistry from the University Sapienza in Rome. I worked during my master internship in the Energy and Technologies Department of ENEA Casaccia, Rome, and during this project I synthesized and characterized a series of layered spinel materials with the general chemical formula xLi2MnO3 (1-x) LiNi0.5Mn1.5O4 to be used as cathodes in lithium ion cells.

In July 2020 I joined the IMDEA Energy Institute in Madrid, Spain. The main objective of my PhD project is the development of conjugated porous polymers with large surface area and redox active groups. This project includes the synthesis of these polymers with redox-active groups, the control of the morphology and the investigation of the electrochemical properties in a half-cell configuration.

I am very excited to become part of Dr. Rebeca Marcilla's team and contributing to the scientific research of new materials for a more sustainable energy system. Given my interest in this topic acquired during my studies, I have decided to participate in the POLYSTORAGE project and I am sure that thanks to this project I will be able to grow as a researcher.

In my free time I like rock climbing, trekking and photography.