• Hi, I'm Luca

    Manipulating matter to create what matters

About Me

Luca Mondonico

Materials Engineer

Materials are just everywhere: from interstellar probes to tomatoes.
Materials engineers are the true architects of matter; we create products bridging length and time scales. If well designed, even the smallest structure can lead to quite remarkable results.

I'm currently working at Stanford University, in the Zhenan Bao group. In my spare time I enjoy playing volleyball, traveling, and occasionally trading stocks.


Finding elegant solutions to difficult problems...


Traveling the world doing things ...

Stanford University

As a research scholar at Stanford ChemE, I am currently investigating dynamic molecular networks and electrolytes for Li-metal batteries and their impact on Li-metal battery operations.

ETH Z├╝rich

I designed and manufactured transparent and stretchable battery electrodes to be used in wearable devices. I also proposed an innovative framework to describe cross-coupling effects in viscoelastic materials for designing better and lighter composites.

Nanyang Technological University

In Singapore, I led a research team which implemented experimental adsorption models for miniature gas detectors. I also generated several strategies to promote low-cost scalability of biomimetic sensors for disease biomarkers detection.

EXPO 2017 Astana

As a student representative at the EXPO Italian Pavilion in Kazakhstan, I interacted with local organizers to promote the adoption of sustainable energy technologies in underdeveloped countries.

Politecnico di Milano

As a student researcher, I simulated novel polymer blends to be used for industrial mechanical joints. Part of the work also included accurate materials selection, as well as testing of temperature-dependent mechanical properties under real life-conditions.

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