Phil De Luna
Director of materials for clean fuels
National Research Council of Canada
Phil De Luna is director of materials for clean fuels at the National Research Council of Canada where he built and leads a seven-year, $57 million collaborative R&D program focused on developing disruptive technologies to decarbonize Canada. His research on CO2 conversion and accelerated materials discovery has been published in high-impact journals such as Science and Nature. He is a Governor General Gold Medalist, a Forbes Top 30 Under 30, GreenBiz 30 Under 30 in 2019, a 2x TEDx speaker, a member of the Royal Society of Canada, an adjunct professor at the Department of Materials Science & Engineering at the University of Toronto, an Action Canada Fellow, and a former Federal MP candidate. He has appeared in several documentaries and co-hosts a podcast called "What’s Next In..."