Biography: Phil De Luna is currently Director, Materials for Clean Fuels at the National Research Council of Canada where he built and leads a 7-year $57-M collaborative R&D program focused on developing disruptive technologies to decarbonize Canada. His research on CO2 conversion and accelerated materials discovery has been published in high-impact journals such as Science and Nature and has been cited more than 9000 times over the past 5 years. He is a Governor-General Gold Medalist, a Forbes Top 30 Under 30, a 2x TEDx speaker, a member of the Royal Society of Canada, an adjunct professor at the Department of Materials Science & Engineering at the University of Toronto, an Action Canada Fellow, and a former Federal MP candidate. He has appeared in several documentaries, co-hosts a podcast called “What’s Next In…”, and given hundreds of talks on sustainability, innovation, early career development, and diversity in positions of power.
- Phil De Luna