Research News and Events

Hybrid PV/T enhancement using selectively absorbing Ag–SiO2/carbon nanofluids
4 April 2016

Hybrid photovoltaic/ thermal (PV/T) collectors can deliver both electricity and thermal energy with a greater combined efficiency than either technology alone.

BiVO4 {010} and {110} Relative Exposure Extent: Governing Factor of Surface Charge Population and Photocatalytic Activity
4 April 2016

Different photoreactivities of different crystal facets on a photocatalyst have commonly been associated with surface reactivity and selective reactant adsorption. This work demonstrates that crystal facet modification greatly affects surface... read more

Efficient Water Splitting Catalyzed by Cobalt Phosphide-Based Nanoneedle Arrays Supported on Carbon Cloth
8 March 2016

Efficient and low-cost electrocatalysts for water splitting are essential for solar fuel production. This paper report CoP-based nanoneedle arrays supported on carbon cloth as a highly active catalyst for both OER and HER.

Sustainable Fuels from the Sun

Sustainable Fuels from the Sun

Rose Amal is a Chemical Engineer and a Scientia Professor at the School of Chemical Engineering at UNSW. In this video, she talks about what motivates her to do research and her passion in securing sustainable energy. With a funding of $2.4 million over 5 years, she and her team will transform greenhouse gases (CO2) to produce liquid fuels using catalyst and energy from the sun. Watch video on https://youtu.be/63n5vETBQfw

World Changers

Partcat Alumni

Many of our past students have great achievements through their chosen professions. Here, we profile some of our alumni who are ‘world-changers’ or on the way to make their mark in Australia and around the world.

Alumni Profile - Professor Cordelia Selomulya

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Dr Cordelia Selomulya obtained her PhD degree in Chemical Engineering in 2002 under supervision of Professor Rose Amal and Prof David Waite. Following her PhD graduation, she embarked at RAE-Anglo Australian postdoctoral fellow to join the Institute of Particle Science and Engineering at the University of Leeds. She joined Monash University as Lecturer in the Department of Chemical Engineering in 2006, appointed Associate Professor in 2013 and promoted to Professor in 2016. She is one of the 9 Monash researchers awarded the ARC Future Fellow in 2014, to conduct research on the manufacturing of high value particles for functional foods and pharmaceutical industries. Cordelia also an adjuct Professor of Chemical Engineering at Soochow University in China and was an Australia-China Young Researcher Fellow (2013).

To find out more about Prof Cordelia Selomulya, click here

To find out more about PARTCAT alumni who are on their way to change the world, click Worldchangers

 

 

Energy Research at UNSW video

Energy Research at UNSW Chemical Engineering

Find out what the researchers at School of Chemical Engineering do to address the global energy crisis; from harnessing the sunlight to produce synthetic chemicals and fuels, developing energy storage system that capture Hydrogen, to generating biofuel from wastewater purification process. Watch the video on: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPiFaBdzzwI

15 Women changing our world

15 Women changing our world

Prof Rose Amal is one of UNSW top-performing female researchers whose stellar work is having an impact on challenges critical to the world’s future. Read more at: http://15trailblazers.unsw.edu.au/chemical-engineering