Energy Projects

Energy Projects

The focus of our energy research lies at the interface of materials design for solar energy capture, conversion, storage and utilisation. Research projects are aimed at addressing current issues in and tackling challenges associated with alternative energy, renewable chemicals, novel catalyst design and  energy storage.

Energy Projects

Li-S Batteries - Synergy of nanoconfinement and surface oxygen in recrystallization of sulfur melt in carbon nanocapsules and the related Li–S cathode properties
The effects of the oxidizing degree and the nanoconfinement of CNCs on sulfur recrystallization were investigated...Read more...
Oxygen Electrocatalysis - Solution phase synthesis of halogenated graphene and the electrocatalytic activity for oxygen reduction reaction
Metal-free carbon electrocatalyts for the oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) are attractive for their high activity and economic advantages...Read more...
Oxygen Electrocatalysis - The value of mixed conduction for oxygen electroreduction on graphene–chitosan composites
In these nanostructured GDEs graphene acts as the electrocatalyst and chitosan as the binder. ..Read more...
Dual-templating synthesis of three-dimensionally ordered macroporous La0.6Sr0.4MnO3-supported Ag nanoparticles: controllable alignments and super performance for the catalytic combustion of methane
The preparation and catalytic methane combustion of 3DOM La0.6Sr0.4MnO3 with nanovoid-like or mesoporous skeletons by employing polymethyl methacrylate microspheres as hard templates and its supported Ag NPs by the dimethoxytetraethylene glycol assisted reduction of HAgCl4 with NaBH4...Read more...
Three-Dimensionally Ordered Macroporous La0.6Sr0.4MnO3 Supported Ag Nanoparticles for the Combustion of Methane
A series of Ag nanoparticles supported on three-dimensionally ordered macroporous La0.6Sr0.4MnO3 were successfully prepared with high surface areas by a facile novel reduction method using poly methacrylate colloidal crystal as template in a dimethoxytetraethylene glycol solution...Read more...
Three-dimensionally ordered macroporous La0.6Sr0.4MnO3 with high surface areas: Active catalysts for the combustion of methane
Three-dimensionally ordered macroporous rhombohedral La0.6Sr0.4MnO3 with nanovoids was prepared using polymethyl methacrylate microspheres as a hard template and dimethoxytetraethylene glycol, ethylene glycol, polyethylene glycol, l-lysine, or triblock copolymer as a surfactant. ..Read more...