Honours Projects

                 Supervisory Team at Particle and Catalysis Research Lab

PartCat staff for honour supervision

The Particle and Catalyst Research Laboratory offers a number of Honours projects, i.e. students commencing CEIC 4951 or CEIC 9951 in T3, 2020. 

These projects ranging from synthesis and design of novel functional material  to system design for energy, health and environmental application. We encourage you to read through each of the project and contact the academic supervisor to find out if the project is available and to get more information. 

The projects are (please check this page from time to time as we are in the process of updating the projects):

Project title

Supervisory Team

Level of difficulty

Area

Photoelectrochemical CO2 reduction using rationally designed photocathode

Scientia Prof Rose Amal (r.amal@unsw.edu.au), Dr Cuiying Toe and Ms Shujie Zhou

Challenging

Electrocatalysis, Nanomaterials for Energy application

Probing photocatalysis via artificial intelligence (AI)

Scientia Prof Rose Amal (r.amal@unsw.edu.au) and Dr Hassan Masood (hassan.masood@unsw.edu.au) and Dr Cuiying Toe (c.toe@unsw.edu.au)

Challenging

Photocatalysis; Modelling

2D copper based nanomaterials for electrochemical reduction of Nitrogen to Ammonia

Dr Ali Jalili (ali.jalili@unsw.edu.au), Dr Emma Lovell (e.lovell@unsw.edu.au)  and Scientia Prof Rose Amal (r.amal@unsw.edu.au)

Average

Electrocatalysis; Nanomaterials for energy and environment

3D printing approaches for electrocatalysis

Dr Ali Jalili (ali.jalili@unsw.edu.ua), Dr Emma Lovell, Dr Rahman Daiyan and Scientia Prof Rose Amal

Challenging

Electrocatalysis; Nanomaterials for energy and environment

Copper nanofibers for electrochemical conversion of nitrogen to ammonia

Dr Ali Jalili (ali.jalili@unsw.edu.au) ,Dr. Emma Lovell (e.lovell@unsw.edu.au), Mrs. Jing Sun and Prof. Rose Amal

Average

Electrocatalysis; Nanomaterials for energy and environment

Functionalised graphene for electrochemical conversion of nitrogen to ammonia

 

Dr Ali Jalili (ali.jalili@unsw.edu.au) ,Dr. Emma Lovell (e.lovell@unsw.edu.au), Mrs. Jing Sun and Prof. Rose Amal

Challenging

Electrocatalysis; Nanomaterials for energy and environment

Multi-scale 3D printing of nanomaterials using liquid crystals

Dr. Ali Jalili (ali.jalili@unsw.edu.au), Dr. Dorna Esrafilzadeh and Prof. Rose Amal

Average

Nanomaterials for energy and environment

Process characterisation to assess industrial scale-up feasibility: Antimicrobial Surface Development (Industry linked thesis project)

Dr Sarah Grundy (s.grundy@unsw.edu.au), A/Prof Jason Scott and Mr James Morel

Challenging

Nanomaterials for health care

Novel bifunctional catalysts for rechargeable zinc air batteries

Dr Xunyu Lu (xunyu.lu@unsw.edu.au) and Scientia Prof Rose Amal

Challenging

Electrocatalysis, batteries, nanomaterials for energy

Electrochemical manufacturing of renewable hydrogen peroxide

Dr Xunyu Lu (xunyu.lu@unsw.edu.au) and Scientia Prof Rose Amal

Challenging

Electrocatalysis, batteries, nanomaterials for energy, green manufacturing

Plasma driven CO2 methanation

Dr Emma Lovell (e.lovell@unsw.edu.au), A/Prof Jason Scott and Scientia Prof Rose Amal

Challenging

Catalysis, Plasma technology, Photocatalysis, Photo(thermal) nanomaterials for energy

Catalysis for CO2 conversion (multiple projects available)

Dr Emma Lovell (e.lovell@unsw.edu.au), Dr Rahman Daiyan, Dr Jian Pan, A/Prof Jason Scott, and Scientia Prof Rose Amal

Challenging to Very Challenging

Catalysis, Thermal catalysis, Photo(thermal), Electrocatalysis, and plasma catalysis

Controlled synthesis of hierarchical vertical graphene structure

Dr Zhaojun Han (zhaojun.han@unsw.edu.au) and Scientia Prof Rose Amal

Average

Nanomaterials for energy application

Observing the catalysts at real-time: the dynamics of ion and mass transfer in the electrocatalytic processes

Dr Zhaojun Han (zhaojun.han@unsw.edu.au) and Scientia Prof Rose Amal

Challenging

Catalysis, Electrocatalysis Nanomaterials for energy application

Atomic-Scale Structural Modelling of Functional Nanomaterials using Hybrid Experimental/Machine Learning Techniques

Dr Nick Bedford (n.bedford@unsw.edu.au)

Challenging

Modelling

Electrochemical Processing of Biomass for Commodity Chemical Compounds and H2 gas

Dr Nick Bedford (n.bedford@unsw.edu.au)

Average

Nanomaterials for energy application

Synthesis of functional layered double hydroxide nanoplates with tunable properties

Dr Nick Bedford (n.bedford@unsw.edu.au)

Average

Nanomaterials for healthcare and environment

Bio-inspired development of nanocatalyst

Dr Nick Bedford (n.bedford@unsw.edu.au)

Average

Nanomaterials for healthcare and environment

If you have any questions or are interested to do Honours projects with us, please contact relevant supervisor in each project and nominate one of the academic supervisor in the EOI for Thesis Supervision.


 

List of current Honour students:

  • Tomas Beak (Thesis B in T2)
  • George O'Connell (Thesis B in T2)
  • Maggie Lim (Thesis B in T2)
  • Shreya Krishna (Thesis B in T2)
  • Nur Shahirah Binti Mohamad Azlan (Thesis B and C in T3)
  • Nurul Syafiqah Binti Umran (Thesis B and C in T3)
  • Darryl Liu (Thesis B in T2)
  • Jessica Ren (Thesis B in T2)
  • Grace Thong (Thesis B in T2)
  • Arina Abdullah (Thesis B in T2)
  • Muhammad Amir (Thesis B in T2)
  • Mattthew Cox (Thesis B in T2)
  • Paartiban Paneerselvam (Thesis B in T2)
  • Thomas Wood (Thesis B in T2)
  • Aoife Kane (Thesis B in T2)
  • Siti Nurshahira Norazli (Thesis B in T2)

 

 Honour Students Photos 2014 Partcat group Christmas 2016