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Recognition for research into how chemistry can help improve anti-corrosion additives for high voltage applications

Published: 13 March 2015
Marco Facciotti

A swift two minute ‘elevator pitch’ presentation on his work into how chemistry can contribute to the study of corrosion countermeasures for insulating oils has won Southampton postgraduate researcher Marco Facciotti the Coal Research Forum 2015 prize. It was awarded at the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Early Career Energy Sector Chemists Symposium at Rolls Royce in Derby.

The Coal Research Forum 2015 prize winner
Marco Facciotti

Marco, who is sponsored by National Grid, gave a talk called How can Chemistry help National Grid to keep our lights on? A surface chemistry investigation on the anticorrosion additive Irgamet®39
“As I plan to work in industry after graduating from Southampton, this was a valuable opportunity for me to meet people from different sectors of the industry,” he explains. “I was particularly pleased to receive recognition for my work from the chemistry research community, as well as from colleagues in engineering.”

The RSC Energy Sector brings together members from academia and industry in a forum to further knowledge, discuss  chemical, legislative, educational and other energy-related matters.


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