Matthew Genovese earned his BASc in chemical engineering from the University of Waterloo in 2012. Currently, he is a PhD candidate in materials science and engineering at the University of Toronto under the supervision of Professor Keryn Lian.
Genovese’s thesis project involves developing cost effective materials and fabrication methods to improve the performance of electrochemical capacitors. His research focuses on the use of waste biomass derived carbon materials and inexpensive metal oxides for the fabrication of composite supercapacitor electrodes with improved energy density.
Among his publications, Genovese’s research can be found in the Journal of The Electrochemical Society, Electrochemistry Communications, Current Opinion in Solid State and Materials Science, and the Journal of Materials Chemistry A. Additionally, he has been awarded several graduate fellowships for sustainable energy research and was the recipient of the first place poster prize at the 2013 meeting of ECS’s Canada Section.