Discovery Early Career Researcher Award - Grant ID: DE160101293 [ 2016 - 2020 ]

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Researchers Dr Chunxian Guo

Brief description This project aims to develop high-performance water splitting devices based on nanoporous iron-based oxygen evolution electrocatalysts. The devices, which will produce hydrogen to relieve the energy shortage in Australia, can be powered by photovoltaic and wind-generated electricity or directly use solar energy. The development of new energy materials that can be used to make renewable and clean fuels from abundant and easily accessible resources is among the most challenging and demanding tasks today. The combination of iron doping and nanoporous structure are intended to improve both the intrinsic and extrinsic catalytic activities of the electrocatalysts to be developed in the project.

Funding Amount $350,000

Funding Scheme Discovery Early Career Researcher Award

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