Francesco Ciucci is an associate professor at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He graduated cum laude from Politecnico di Milano, Italy and Ecole Centrale de Paris, France with degrees in Aerospace Engineering and Applied Physics, respectively. He pursued his PhD in Engineering from the California Institute of Technology, USA, where he was supported by the internationally renowned Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship. Francesco did his postdoctoral work at the Heidelberg Graduate School of Mathematical and Computational Methods for the Sciences of the University of Heidelberg, Germany. There, he obtained a Marie Curie Fellowship and a Heidelberg Graduate School Fellowship. His research articles have been featured in major journals, including, Nature Chemistry, Advanced Energy Materials, Chemistry of Materials, Chemical Reviews and many more. Francesco’s current research centers around solid-state energy materials, including those used in fuel cells and solid-state batteries, with particular emphasis on the modeling of such systems and the development of new functional materials.

Teaching Activities

MECH1902 Energy Systems in a Sustainable World
CENG2220 Process Fluid Mechanics

Research Interests

Energy Storage and Conversion
Energy Materials
Physical Chemistry of Ionic Materials
Applied Statistics
Density Functional Theory