[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DE150101751]
Researchers Asst Prof Wengui Li
Brief description Harnessing the abundance of solar energy has been one of the most attractive energy alternatives. This project aims to investigate the mechanical properties, thermal energy storage capacity, thermal conductivity, long-term durability and nano/microstructural changes in nanofiller reinforced concrete composites using modern characterisation and modelling techniques. The newly developed concrete will be accessed as a thermal energy storage medium for concentrated solar energy plants. The project aims to create the next generation of construction materials to reduce the cost of the storage medium for solar energy harvesting.
Funding Amount 351000
Funding Scheme Discovery Early Career Researcher Award