H-Index: 30


University of Twente, the Netherlands, EU


Position: Tenure Track Assistant Professor, University of Twente, MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology, the Netherlands.

Specialization: Nanomaterials for electrocatalysis, photocatalysis, water splitting.


At the NANOCON´24 conference Marco Altomare will give the lecture “Dewetted Nanoparticles in Electro- (and photo-) Catalysis” in the Session B - Industrial and Environmental Applications of Nanomaterials.”


Personal Background and Education:

Dr. Marco Altomare obtained his MSc. degree in Environmental Chemistry from the University of Milano, Italy (2010), and his Ph.D. in Industrial Chemistry from the University of Milano, Italy (2014), under the supervision of Prof. Elena Selli. The topic of his thesis was “Towards the Photocatalytic Production of Solar Fuels – Nanostructured Titanium Dioxide for Photocatalysis & Photo-Electrochemistry”. After the Ph.D., he was postdoc and then Habilitation candidate at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany, in the lab of Prof. Patrik Schmuki.

Since 2021, he is Tenure Track Assistant Professor and leads his own research group specialized in nanomaterials for electrocatalysis, photocatalysis, and water splitting, in the Department of Chemical Engineering and MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology at the University of Twente, the Netherlands.


Research interests:

The research of the group led by Marco Altomare bridges nanotechnology and materials science at the nanoscale with heterogeneous catalysis for the sustainable production of fuels and chemicals. Marco Altomare’s work deals with physical vapor deposition and solid-state dewetting methods to design model nanostructured catalysts, combined with in-situ characterization techniques to elucidate structure-performance relationships and investigate catalyst stability in electro- and photo-catalytic reactions.


Summary of publication activity:

Author and co-author of >60 publications in international peer-reviewed journals. Around 2.800 citations and H-index: 30 (WoS, January 2024). Lead author of 2 book chapters.