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Academic's Italian honour

Professor Stefano Brandani, Chair of Chemical Engineering, has been made a Knight of the Order of the Star of Italy.

Stefano Brandani

He received the award from Mauro Carfagnini, Italy’s Consul General for Scotland and Northern Ireland, in a special ceremony.

The award of ‘Cavaliere dell’Ordine della Stella d’Italia’ is one of Italy’s highest honours. It was made to Professor Brandani in recognition of his contribution to scientific and technological research.

Professor Brandani has been assisting the Italian Consulate to develop close collaborations in the field of carbon capture and storage.

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.
Professor Stefano BrandaniChair of Chemical Engineering

Presidential decree

The order was bestowed on Professor Brandani by a decree from the Italian President, Giorgio Napolitano. The award is conferred each year on 2 June, Italy’s Republic Day, and is equivalent to recognition in the Queen’s New Year’s honours list.

Professor Brandani leads the School of Engineering’s Carbon Capture group and is on the directorate of the Scottish Carbon Capture & Storage (SCCS) research partnership.

His work focuses on novel carbon capture technologies, including the use of nano-porous materials for absorption and membrane processes.

Photo courtesy of Pete Campbell/SCCS