The focus of our energy research lies at the interface of materials design for solar energy capture, conversion, storage and utilisation. Our group expertise span from designing heterostructured catalysts to effectively harvest solar light and translating these findings into greener manufacturing processes, involving hybrid photo-electro-thermal catalysis such as for transforming CO2 and water into valuable chemicals and energy feedstock. We also work on development of solar batteries/capacitors for efficient capture of sunlight, for storage and on-demand release.
Below are the list of some of the projects we are currently working on:
- Highly efficient and low cost photovoltaic-electrolysis (PVE) system to generate hydrogen by harvesting the full spectrum of sunlight (ARENA funded project, 2018 - 2022)
- Waste biomass to renewable Hydrogen (ARENA funded project, 2018 - 2022)
- Battery materials and technologies (ARC funded project)