Study level

PhD

Master of Philosophy

Honours

Vacation research experience scheme

Faculty/School

Topic status

We're looking for students to study this topic.

Supervisors

Professor Graeme Millar
Position
Professor
Division / Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty

Overview

The hydrogen economy is rapidly developing, especially in Japan and Australia.

An attractive means of generating hydrogen is by splitting water using electrocatalysts.

This project is focused on integration of concentrated solar photovoltaic systems with novel electrocatalysis systems with high efficiency for hydrogen production.

Research activities

For this research project, you'll design and test catalysts for water splitting. You'll also be trained in a wide range of material characterisation technologies.

Outcomes

The aim of this project is to create a sustainable means of generating hydrogen which can, in turn, be used for power generation.

Skills and experience

As a successful applicant you should have an interest in catalysis, electrochemistry and/or computational modelling.

Scholarships

You may be able to apply for a research scholarship in our annual scholarship round.

Annual scholarship round

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Contact

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