Nanotechnologies for Sustainability

Nanotechnologies for Sustainability

The Sydney Nano Foundational Program in Nanotechnologies for Sustainability aims to develop emerging nanotechnologies for energy capture, storage, conversion and distribution.


Current Research Areas and Projects
Energy Storage
i. The role of interstitial oxide and superoxide anions in ionic conductors Brendan KennedyChris LingSiegbert Schmid
ii. Scalable energy storage technologies Thomas MaschmeyerAndrew Minett  
iii. High-performance LiS batteries Andrew Minett
 
Energy capture and conversion 
i. Nano-catalysts for sustainable bio-refining and chemical processes Jun HuangThomas MaschmeyerAnthony Masters
ii. Next-generation solar cells Girish LakhwaniAsaph Widmer CooperMartin De Sterke 
iii. Micropatterned polymer film coatings for the capture of water directly from the atmosphere Chiara NetoAsaph Cooper,
iv. Nanoporous materials for CO2 capture Cameron KepertDeanna Dalessandro,

Nanostructured coatings for improved energy efficiency Chiara NetoMarkus MuellnerBrian Hawkett

Combustion nanoparticles Assaad MasriMatthew ClearyMatthew Dunn
Quantum simulation for rational design of materials in energy distribution Michael Biercuk
Controlling quantum effects in energy-starved nanodevices Michael Biercuk