Professor Stefano Brandani, Chair of Chemical Engineering, University of Edinburgh and UKCCSRC Research Area Champion for Adsorption and Membranes, was last week made a Knight of the Order of the Star of Italy (Cavaliere dell’Ordine della Stella d’Italia). The award was bestowed by a decree from President Giorgio Napolitano, in recognition of Prof Brandani’s contribution to scientific and technological research, in particular his support of the Italian Consultate with the development of close collaborations in the field of Carbon Capture and Storage.
The presentation of the award was made at a special ceremony at the Italian Consulate General in Edinburgh and is one of Italy’s highest honours.
Prof Brandani said: “I am extremely honoured to receive this award and I hope to build further the research collaborations with Italy, especially in the field of carbon capture and storage, which requires a concerted international effort. I would like to thank both Mauro Carfagnini and Gabriele Papadia de Bottini, respectively the current and previous Consul General in Edinburgh, for their sustained support for these activities.”
Consul General Carfagnini said: “I am delighted to confer this award on Prof Brandani, who has distinguished himself in the field of chemical engineering and in particular carbon capture and storage. Italy is proud to recognise the efforts of her citizens, especially those who have excelled in their field of expertise abroad, and Prof Brandani’s work has particular relevance in view of the global climate change issues we face today.”
Courtesy of Scottish Carbon Capture & Storage, www.sccs.org.uk