Energy Storage and Catalysis

Research in energy storage and catalysts involves developing cost-effective, industry-relevant materials and catalysts for enhanced energy generation, storage and conversion.

Energy storage and catalysts

Our research in the area of energy storage and catalysts is particularly focused on: 

  • materials design and synthesis in relation to renewable energy
  • nanostructured materials for high-performance batteries and supercapacitors
  • low-cost non-precious metal and metal-free electrocatalysts for fuel-cells and hydrogen production.

We also have an interest in developing: 

  • catalyst material for green ammonia production and electroreducing CO2 to fuels and chemicals
  • materials for solar-fuel generation, bio-catalysis and heterocatalysis
  • computational-chemistry-based theories for electrocatalytic energy conversion processes.

Research impact

Our Energy Storage and Catalysts’ researchers aim to:

  • achieve accurate materials design for energy conversion and storage purposes
  • understand and link materials’ apparent catalytic performance to their intrinsic properties, such as molecular structure and chemical composition 
  • generate value-added green products.

Our work regularly achieves significant real-world impact. This includes through such achievements as developing:

  • higher-performance battery materials
  • more efficient renewable-energy-generation materials and solutions
  • a nanomaterials knowledge bank.

Our research ultimately benefits a significant range of industries, but is of immediate relevance to businesses and organisations working in or with:

  • renewable energy storage
  • green ammonia production
  • hydrogen production
  • fuel cells
  • CO2-derived green chemicals.

Our researchers

We have expertise across a wide range of areas. Many of our researchers are available to assist with research project supervision for Master of Philosophy and Doctor of Philosophy students.

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