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Principal Investigator



  • Assistant professor
  • Department of Chemical Engineering & Chemistry
  • Membrane Materials & Processes
  • Eindhoven University of Technology

Antoni Forner-Cuenca was born in Alicante, Spain, in 1989.  He studied Chemical Engineering at the University of Alicante where he graduated class valedictorian. After briefly working in the chemical industry (at SABIC), Toni decided to return to academia, and in April 2013, started his PhD studies at ETH Zurich (Switzerland) where he worked in the Paul Scherrer Institute to develop advanced materials for fuel cells. Toni completed his PhD at the end of 2016 and received the ETH Medal, an award recognizing outstanding doctoral thesis.

In 2017, Toni joined the Brushett Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as a Swiss National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow. Over two years, Toni worked on developing next-generation redox flow batteries and advanced porous electrodes. Since February 2019, Toni is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Membrane Materials Processes, at Eindhoven University of Technology.



Assistant Professor

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February 2019 -

Postdoctoral Fellow

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2017 - 2019

​Doctor of Sciences, PhD

ETH Zurich , Paul Scherrer Institut psi.eth


Bachelor & Master of Chemical Engineering

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2007 - 2013


2019 – Veni grant by the Dutch Research Council Award
2018 – StartMIT Hard Tech Problem & Solution Start-up Award
2018 – Finalist Lopez Loreta
2017 – Electrochemical Society Energy Technology Graduate Student Award
2017 – ETH Zurich Medal for Outstanding PhD thesis 
2017 – SNSF Postdoctoral Mobility Award.
2017 – MISTI-Spain «La Caixa» grant – «Metallic porous electrodes for redox flow batteries» in collaboration with University of Alicante
2017 – Video Science Art MRS Award
2013 – Valedictorian Chemical Engineering University of Alicante 
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