Phillip M. Tucciarone

Phillip M. Tucciarone

Marshall Scholarship

Short biography

Phil graduated Summa cum Laude from the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering with Highest Honors. While at UB, Phil conducted numerous research projects in the field of silicon nanoparticles regarding different aspects of synthesis, characterization, and applications. Outside of the laboratory, he worked in educational outreach in the Buffalo Public Schools and in the Dominican Republic. Educational opportunity and equity remains a passion of his, tandem to materials research.

Research summary

Currently a 1st year DPhil student, Phil’s present work revolves around engineering a scalable, reproducible, and versatile synthesis method for producing two dimensional inorganic nanomaterials. This immediately requires the scrutiny of physical and chemical control parameters of presently available synthesis processes. Following this synthesis will be the pursuit of functional applications utilizing two dimensional inorganic nanomaterials, specifically in the analysis of van der Walls interactions and other surface applications.