Novel hybrid electrode materials for energy storage devices

Novel hybrid electrode materials for energy storage devices


Project Summary:

Hybrid materials play an important role in current clean energy research, as they show large surface area, excellent electrical conductivity, and ease in defect engineering and surface functionalisation. A range of energy storage devices, including supercapacitors and batteries, are increasingly employing hybrid materials for enhanced electrochemical performance.

This project will aim to develop a new series of hybrid electrode materials with controllable features, such as size, doping, porosity and functional groups, using a variety of available techniques. These materials will then be employed in supercapacitors for enhancing both energy and power densities. The project will include the following activities: 

  • Design and fabricate hybrid materials for supercapacitor electrodes.
  • Electrochemical performance evaluation of supercapacitor using the hybrid material electrodes.
  • Understand the charge storage mechanism using tools such as electrochemical quartz crystal microbalance (EQCM). 

 Academic Supervisor:

Dr Zhaojun Han

Professor Rose Amal


Research Environment:

The student will have the opportunity to work in the Particles and Catalysis Research Group (PartCat) at the School of Chemical Engineering and ARC Training Centre for the Global Hydrogen Economy. Student will have access to well-equipped laboratories with comprehensive experimental facilities for photo/electrocatalysis research and will work in a multidisciplinary research environment and learn various functional skills.

The Candidate:
The candidate should have a passion in pursuing research in renewable energy and, due to current international travel restrictions, preferably reside onshore.

Interested to apply?
Please visit the HDR Application page to understand the process and also send your CV, academic transcript and English test result (taken within 2  years) to Dr Zhaojun Han

Scholarship maybe available for suitable candidate.