Published: 5 October 2020, 11:39
Ousmane was born in Guinea and raised in Italy. He holds a master’s degree in Materials Engineering and Nanotechnology from Polytechnic University of Milan and carried out his master thesis at Holst Centre, Eindhoven. During this project he worked on the synthesis and characterization of all-solid-state Li-ion batteries.
In September 2020 he joined POLYMAT in San Sebastián, Spain, where he will be based for the next 18 months before moving over to Madrid to finish the project at IMDEA Energy. The main objective of his PhD is the development of redox active colloids/suspensions for semi-solid redox flow batteries. This project will include the synthesis of redox-active polymer nanoparticles, their electrochemical characterization, the preparation of conductive suspensions and the investigation of semi-solid redox flow batteries using redox active materials with different redox potentials.
While working on his master thesis, he developed a strong interest for electrochemical energy storages. "POLYSTORAGE aim to develop environmentally friendly and safer battery technologies and being part of this project make me very proud. I am very excited to work under the supervision of Prof. David Mecerreyes and Dr. Rebeca Marcilla, I am sure I can learn a lot from them.", he says.
When not in the lab, you can find him on the football pitch scoring the best goals.