I develop technology to fight climate change.
I consider myself a research capitalist – finding, co-investing, and developing the most impactful technologies to solve climate change.
I am currently serving at the National Research Council of Canada as the youngest-ever Director where I built and lead a $57M collaborative research program on Canada-made clean energy technology. I develop transformative technologies to help Canada achieve net-zero emissions by 2050.
I am a Governor General Gold Medal-winning scientist, a member of the Royal Society of Canada, and an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Materials Science & Engineering at the University of Toronto. My research on CO2 conversion and accelerated materials discovery has been published in high-impact journals like Science and Nature and has been cited >8000 times over the last 5 years.
I serve as Chair on the Board of Directors of CMC Research Institutes (a carbontech non-profit). I was also a founding Mentor of the Matter and Climate Streams in Creative Destruction Lab, helping science-based startups bring advanced technology to market.
I was an entrepreneur and innovator having raised $2M in non-dilutive funding as a carbontech co-founder, Carbon XPRIZE Finalist (1 of 10 globally), and a Forbes Top 30 Under 30.
I have worked with the OECD, the Canadian Commission for UNESCO, and as an Action Canada Fellow on impactful public policy. I ran to become a Member of Parliament for the Green Party of Canada in the 2021 Federal Election to bring more science to politics.
I’ve given hundreds of talks, interviews, podcasts, and commentaries on science, climate change, innovation, public policy, and increasing diversity in leadership positions.
My work has been published in high-impact scientific journals, in international policy reports, and in national newspapers and magazines. See below for a full list of my work.
I have been featured in mainstream media, on podcasts, documentaries, and more. I regularly speak on science and innovation, clean technology, and diversity.
Go Back Home MSE alumnus, Phil De Luna, recently rejoined the Department of Materials Science & Engineering (MSE) as an Adjunct Professor. He received his PhD specializing in nanostructured electrocatalysts
Go Back Home We need to fight climate change, but to do so we must focus on fighting the real culprit. Phil De Luna, Director at the National Research Council
I live, work, and play in the heart of Toronto.
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