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Ca’Foscari University of Venice

Molecular Science and Nanosystem

Università Ca’ Foscari
Dorsoduro 3246, 30123 Venezia, Italy

Scientific campus: Via Torino 155,30172 Venezia Mestre, Italy

Research Interests

Green energy, Hydrogen production, water splitting, Catalysis, Nanoscience and nanotechnology


Topics to speak on:

The role of nanoscience in Catalysis: A focus on green energy production


Tofik Ahmed Shifa received his B.Sc. degree (2007) in applied chemistry and M.Sc. degree (2011) in analytical chemistry from Arbaminch University (Ethiopia) and Haramaya University (Ethiopia) respectively. After working as a lecturer at Haramaya University for about 3 years, he was admitted at the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, National Center for Nanoscience and Technology where he was awarded his Ph.D. in physical chemistry (2018). Then, he worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Luleå University of Technology (Sweden) for two years (2019-2021). Currently, he is an assistant professor and a Marie Skłodowska Curie Fellow at Ca’Foscari university of Venice (Italy). He conducts research, advises Master/PhD students and teaches courses. His research focuses on controllable synthesis and development of novel materials for electrocatalysis or photocatalysis in green energy production. He is a principal investigator in the field of his expertise and an ambassador for young leaders academy in EUTOPIA.



Recipient of research fund (k €209.000 EUR) in Programmi di Ricerca Scientifica di Rilevante Interesse Nazionale

Recipient of Marie Skłodowska Curie Fellowship (MSCA) of the European Union, 2022-2023

Chinese government outstanding international student award (30,000.00 RMB),2018

The 2018 excellent international graduates of UCAS, China

UCAS 2017 excellent international student award, China

Director’s first prize award, 2017 (NCNST), China


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