Study level


Vacation research experience scheme


Topic status

We're looking for students to study this topic.


Dr Fanny Boulaire
Senior Research Fellow
Division / Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
Dr Shahrzad Seyed Mohammad Shahi
Research Fellow (Energy Storage)
Division / Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty


Both a laboratory-scale renewable hydrogen facility and a digital twin, also known as a digital replica, are being developed at QUT's Gardens Point campus.

The laboratory-scale facility interconnects low-power renewable energy sources to supply a set of electrolysers and produce hydrogen as a 'green fuel'.

The facility's digital twin will use real-time data and analytical dynamic models to optimise the operation of the plant, including the production of hydrogen.

The proposed project aims to evaluate a range of software systems that will enable the development of the digital twin and initiate its implementation.

Research activities

As part of this research, you'll conduct a literature survey into developing digital twins of renewable systems for general and green hydrogen applications.

You'll also create a survey of commercially-available software to assess their suitability for our project.

If time permits, and depending on your skill set, we may begin implementing the digital twin.


The output of this project will guide which software we will use to develop the data and models of the laboratory-scale facility.

Skills and experience

Do you have an interest in digital twin and renewable energy? If so, we encourage you to apply for this student topic.

Depending on your background, the scope of the project will vary. However, relevant skills include:

  • experience with literature review
  • comparative assessment of software
  • programming.



Contact the supervisor for more information.