Designing low-toxicity and stable perovskites for solar energy conversion

April 4th, 2022

R&D Focus Areas:
Photochemical and photocatalytic processes 

Lead Organisation:
The University of Queensland (Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology , School of Chemical Engineering)

Not Applicable


Start date:
April 2022

Completion date:
March 2025

Key contacts:
Dr Miaoqiang Lyu:;
Prof. Lianzhou Wang:

Australian Research Council: DECRA

Project total cost:

Project summary description:
Efficient solar energy conversion systems can significantly promote a sustainable and low carbon-emissions economy. This project aims to design low-toxic and stable metal halide perovskites for efficient solar hydrogen conversion. The key concept is to design stable lead-free metal halide perovskite semiconductors with superior photophysical properties for solar-driven valuable chemical production. Expected outcomes include new generation advanced materials and proof-of-concept technologies for efficient solar hydrogen generation.

Related publications and key links:
Not applicable

Higher degree studies supported:
This project will support 1 PhD and 2 Masters students


April 2022