Interfacial Barriers to Transport in Nanomaterials (2015–2019)

This project aims to make ground-breaking advances in the modelling of transport in disordered nanoporous materials by uncovering the interfacial barriers that are critical to the entry and exit of molecules from their nanostructure. The outcome will be an efficient new simulation tool to simultaneously quantify interfacial transport resistances and system size-dependent internal transport coefficients. This will be achieved through simulations and experiments on the adsorption and dynamics of targeted gases in carbons with distinctly different nanostructures, enabling the optimal design of a wide range of emerging nanotechnologies for membrane separations, kinetic molecular sieving, catalysis, and gas and electrochemical energy storage.
Grant type:
ARC Discovery Projects
  • Professor
    School of Chemical Engineering
    Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
Funded by:
Australian Research Council