Prof. Matteo Maestri

EDUCATION

  • 2008: Ph.D. in Industrial Chemistry and Chemical Engineering (cum Laude – advisor: Prof. E. Tronconi), Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  • 2004: Master of Science in Chemical Engineering (cum laude), Politecnico di Milano, Italy

NATIONAL POSITIONS

  • 2019 – present: Full Professor of Chemical Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  • 2015 – 2019: Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  • 2008 – 2015: Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

INTERNATIONAL POSITIONS

HONORS/AWARDS

PUBLICATION DETAILS and RESEARCH INTERESTS

The full list of publications can be retrieved from my ORCID link and from Scopus.

During my research activity, I have developed interdisciplinary and multiscale skills and expertise, spanning from macroscopic chemical reaction engineering to first-principles studies addressing elementary processes at the nanoscale. This research experience was gained in an interdisciplinary corridor between catalysis and reaction engineering and between physical chemistry (semi-empirical and first-principles methods) and chemical engineering (transport phenomena, applied mathematics, numerical analysis) in close interaction with kinetic experiments.

My main active research areas are:

  • first principles multiscale modeling of catalytic chemical processes: development of methodologies for coupling atomistic simulations and chemical reaction engineering and their application in the context of heterogeneous catalysis;
  • microkinetic modeling and analysis (CH4 activation; CO2 activation; syngas production at short-contact-times): detailed mechanistic studies and microkinetic development of catalytic processes.
  • computational fluid dynamics of reacting flows: development and application of a numerical framework for the multiscale analysis of chemical processes (catalyticfoam.polimi.it);
  • operando-Raman kinetic studies and analysis: coupling between spectroscopy and kinetic measurements in order to include structure-effects in kinetic analysis of catalytic processes.

COMMISSIONS OF TRUST

  • 2019-2020: Vice-Chair of the CHEMREACTOR-24 Program Committee, XXIV International Conference on Chemical Reactors, Milano, September 2020
  • 2018: organizer (together with prof. J. Thybaut, Gent University) of the International workshop “Bridging Laboratory Chemical Kinetics to Industrial Scale Reactors – 2nd edition”, Firenze, May 23-27, 2018
  • 2017: member of the organizing committee of ISCRE 25 (International Symposium of Chemical Reaction Engineering), Firenze, Italy, May 20-23, 2018
  • 2017: organizer (together with prof. J. Thybaut, Gent University) of the International workshop “Bridging Laboratory Chemical Kinetics to Industrial Scale Reactors”, Firenze, August 23-25, 2017
  • 2015: member of the International Scientific Committee of ISCRE 24 (International Symposium of Chemical Reaction Engineering), Minneapolis, USA, June 12-15, 2016
  • 2013: organizer (together with G. Groppi, E. Tronconi) of the European Colloquium on Chemical Reaction Engineering 2013 – “First-principles methods in Chemical Reaction Engineering”, Politecnico di Milano, Italy, October 17-18, 2013 – sponsored by the European Federation of Chemical Engineering (EFCE).
  • 2011: organizer (together with R. Horn and K. Reuter) of DeMiR 2011: From Detailed Microkinetics to the ReactorEuropean Workshop on Multiscale Catalytic Reactor Engineering, TUM, Munich, September 6, 2011