Atomically Thin 3d Transition Metal Electrocatalysts for Water Splitting

December 19th, 2021

R&D Focus Areas:
Thermal water splitting

Lead Organisation:
Griffith University

Jiangxi Normal University


Start date:
February 2020

Completion date:
February 2023

Key contacts:
Huijun Zhao,

AUD$$531,150 – Australian Research Council (Discovery Projects)

Project total cost:

Project summary description:
The current industrial-scale hydrogen productions are reliant on high temperature steam reforming fossil fuels, consuming large quantity of energy and fossil resources, and emitting huge amounts of CO2. This project aims to develop cheap and plentiful transition metal-based high performance water splitting electrocatalysts, enabling economically viable large-scale water electrolytic hydrogen production driven by renewable electricity. A theory guided catalyst approach will be used to guide the efficient design and development of high performance electrocatalysts. The success of the project will lead to a suit of high performance water splitting electrocatalysts, leaping forward water electrolytic hydrogen production technology

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Higher degree studies supported:
Two students supported.


December 2021