Gianluca Roscioli joins Breakthrough Energy’s Innovator Fellows program from Arculus Solutions in Washington, DC. He brings nearly a decade of materials engineering and metallurgy research experience and currently works as chief executive officer of Arculus Solutions.
Arculus Solutions works to future-proof current natural gas transmission pipelines to safely transport hydrogen. By applying a multilayer hydrogen-barrier coating to the internal surface of natural gas pipelines, their technology will enable existing steel-based natural gas pipelines and other infrastructure to safely transport clean hydrogen and accelerate the adoption of hydrogen as a clean fuel across industries. Through the Fellows program, Arculus will develop the robot that will be used to apply their patented coating.
Gianluca holds a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in materials engineering and nanotechnology from Politecnico di Milano, a Master of Science in materials engineering from Politecnico di Torino, and a Doctor of Science in materials science and engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given?
Only in death there is no remedy.
What did you want to be when you grew up?
I have always wanted to be an engineer since I was a kid. I know, pretty boring kid!
Share a fun fact about yourself.
I own a 55-gallon aquarium where I breed “happy fishes.”