Research News and Events

A Li-ion sulfur full cell with ambient resistant Al-Li alloy anode
23 April 2018

In this paper, Sun et al reported their work on a rechargeable Al-Li alloy/SPAN battery with a high voltage of 1.5 V constructed using an Al-Li alloy anode, a polymeric sulfur cathode, and a lithium ion electrolyte.

Plasmon TOC_rz
6 April 2018

The study recently published in Chem. Eng. Science, is aiming to explore the effect of plasmonic enhancement to the role of Ni-Au bimetallic catalysts for CO2 reduction and methanation. Lovell, et.

Role of support in photothermal carbon dioxide hydrogenation catalysed by Ni/CexTiyO2
27 March 2018

This paper reports the investigation on the roles of light and catalyst support of nickel supported on varied ratios of mixed ceria and titania, Ni/CexTiyO2 catalyst in the photothermal methanation of CO2. The research considers in-depth the Ni/... read more

Sustainable Fuels from the Sun

Sustainable Fuels from the Sun

Rose Amal - 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

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.

Strength in Numbers - A Way to Fight Climate Change

"Strength in Numbers" - Jonathan Horlyck - UNSW 2017 3MT Aspire Award Winner

Aspire Award winner Jonathan Horlyck (UNSW Engineering) gives his presentation, "Strength in Numbers: Solving global warming with the power of nanoparticle technology" for the UNSW 2017 Three Minute Thesis final.

Alumni Profile - Professor Cordelia Selomulya


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

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:

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: