Designing New Layered Materials for Efficient Solar Energy Conversion (2012–2016)
Building upon previous research expertise in advanced materials and photocatalysis, this Future Fellowship aims to develop a new class of layered metal oxides as efficient visible-light active photocatalysts. The project will establish a fundamental understanding of the relationships between the synthesis, modification, structure, and ultimately the solar-driven catalytic performance of new material systems. The expected advances in materials and solar energy conversion technology will have applications in water purification, self-cleaning/anti-reflective coatings, and viable hydrogen generation process. The outcomes will place Australia at the forefront of practical solar energy conversion technologies.