Phil De Luna is Program Director, Materials for Clean Fuels Challenge Program at the National Research Council Canada where he leads a 7-year $57M multi-disciplinary collaborative research program to develop made-in-Canada technology for a sustainable energy and chemicals sector. His program is focused on CO2 conversion, H2 production, and artificial intelligence for materials discovery. De Luna is a pioneering carbontech expert with experience spanning cutting-edge topics such as carbon capture and conversion technologies and artificial intelligence for materials discovery.
His research has been published in scientific journals such as Nature and Science and has been covered by mainstream media such as Newsweek, CBC, and the Independent. Phil was named to the 2019 Forbes Top 30 Under 30 – Energy list and was a finalist (1 of 10 worldwide) in the $20M Carbon XPRIZE. He holds a PhD from the University of Toronto in Materials Science & Engineering where he was a Governor General Gold Medalist.