Designing New Visible-light Active Photocatalysts for Efficient CO2 Reduction (2010–2012)

Photocatalysis underpins the development of critical environmental and renewable energy technologies. Built upon prior research strength in nanomaterials and photocatalysis, this project aims to develop new strategies for architectural design and band-gap modifications of layered transition metal oxides as novel photocatalysts, which are expected to have high visible-light absorption and efficient photo-conversion of CO2 emission to produce clean methanol fuel using solar energy. The program will establish the fundamental understanding of the relationships among synthetic conditions, modification processes, nanostructures, and ultimately the photocatalytic performance in greenhouse gas CO2 reduction and clean fuel production.
Grant type:
ARC Discovery Projects
  • ARC Laureate Fellow
    Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology
    ARC Laureate Fellow
    School of Chemical Engineering
    Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
Funded by:
Australian Research Council