Liverpool chemist wins prestigious Eni Energy Frontiers Award

Professor Matt Rosseinsky, from the University’s Department of Chemistry and Materials Innovation Factory, has won the 2023 Eni Energy Frontiers Award for the digital design and discovery of next-generation energy materials.

A globally-prestigious prize for research in the fields of energy and environment, previous Eni Award winners include Nobel laureates such as Harold W. Kroto and Alan Heeger.

Professor Rosseinsky’s research is pushing new boundaries in how new energy materials are designed and discovered through the use of digital tools.

For the past 50 years, the scientific approach to designing materials for the energy devices and manufacturing processes used every day has been based on chemical synthesis, guided by understanding of structure-property-composition relationships and the properties expected for that structure. More recently, this approach has been augmented by ground-breaking advances in computation based on physics-based models and on machine learning from experimental data. Read more