Davide graduated from Caltech with a PhD in chemistry. He received his BS in chemistry from the University of Notre Dame, where his research focused on titanium complexes of redox-active ligands. At Caltech, Davide studied the dioxygen reduction chemistry of metal oxide clusters as molecular analogs of extended materials known to perform the oxygen reduction reaction. Insight into the mechanism of O2 reduction by these clusters furthers our understanding of what features are desirable in a material for potential use as an O2 reduction catalyst in fuel cells.
Davide is currently assistant professor of chemistry and Franklin and Marshall College.
RSI Research: Tetranuclear, Homo- and Heterometallic Clusters for Dioxygen Reduction