Dr. Ramato Ashu Tufa is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie postdoctoral fellow at the University of Chemistry and Technology Prague, Czech Republic. He received his Erasmus Mundus multiple PhD from University of Calabria, the University of Twente and the University of Chemistry and Technology Prague (2016). Subsequently, he worked as a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Calabria-in collaboration with Institute on Membrane Technology of the National Research Council (ITM-CNR), focusing on integrated membrane processes for water, energy and hydrogen production. His research interests lie in material and process development for renewable energy conversion and storage systems including Reverse Electrodialysis, water electrolysis and batteries.
Development of renewable energy resources that can address energy and environmental issues is currently the top global challenge. The MARVEL project, which received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No. 748683, is focused on advancing technologies for salinity gradient energy generation from mixing aqueous salt solutions of different concentrations and hydrogen production. Within the scheme of the MARVEL project, Dr. Ramato will be involved in synthesis and characterization of materials for energy applications. Dr. Ramato will implement an integrate Reverse Electrodialysis and Water Electrolysis energy systems for renewable hydrogen production. The ultimate goal of MARVEL is to broaden the knowledge and expertise of the researcher, Dr. Ramato Ashu Tufa, through a high-quality research training in the emerging area of renewable energy involving multidisciplinary investigation approaches and intersectoral secondments. Profound outputs from MARVEL will significantly contribute to the establishment of a strong scientific and technical basis for European science and technology, foster the competitiveness and growth of EU economy with a positive impact on the major objectives of energy policy for sustainability and security.
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
The Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions (MSCA) are dedicated to improving the career prospects of researchers in Europe – empowering to be part of the driving force of future progress as envisaged by the Horizon 2020 programme of the European Union, to which the MSCA belong. The MSCA fellowship aim to support the career development and training of researchers – with a focus on innovation skills – in all scientific disciplines through international and intersectoral mobility. Under the MSCA, support is foreseen for individual and transnational fellowships awarded to the best or most promising researchers of any nationality for employment in EU Member States or Associated Countries. In particular, the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships (MSCA-IF) aim to enhance the creative and innovative potential of experienced researchers, wishing to diversify their individual competence in terms of skill acquisition through advanced training, international and intersectoral mobility. This action provides financial support for individual experienced researchers of any age who wish to work in organisations established in EU Member States (MS) or Associated Countries (AC).