Cold catalysis

September 29th, 2023

R&D Focus Areas:
Photochemical and photocatalytic processes

Lead Organisation:
University of Newcastle

Shinshu University


Start date:
January 2022

Completion date:
December 2024

Key contacts:
Lead Chief Investigator: Jiabao Yi, School of Engineering, University of Newcastle:;

Chief Investigator: Jae-Hun Yang, School of Engineering, University of Newcastle:

Australian Research Council (Discovery Project: DP220103045): AUD$340,000

Project total cost:
Total cost is approximately AUD$700,000, including ARC funding and in-kind cost.

Project summary description:
This project aims to develop photocatalysts via AC magnetic field through nanoscale heating for efficient H2 generation. This project would introduce the cold catalysis concept, which heats catalysts only but not solution (this the term cold catalysis) in the area of production of renewable energy. Expected outcome is the creation of clean and low-cost catalysts to effectively harvest the chemical energy from the sun via splitting of water into hydrogen and oxygen without causing environmental damage.

Related publications and key links:
No publications associated with this project as of September 2023.

 Higher degree studies supported:
Two PhD students are supported by this project.


September 2023