Engineering ion specificity for water electrolysis

May 3rd, 2023

R&D Focus Areas:

Lead Organisation:
University of Melbourne

Not applicable


Start date:
January 2022

Completion date:
January 2025

Key contacts:
Lead Investigator Wenjie Jiang –

Australian Research Council (Discovery Early Career Research Award)

Project total cost:

Project summary description:
This project aims to understand how foreign ions in water can be manipulated to selectively control the activity and selectivity of electrocatalytic water splitting and explore the potential if seawater or low-grade-water can be used as water feed to mitigate the economical barrier for large-scale hydrogen production through electrolysis. The new knowledge gained will be helpful for the future design of more cost-effective electrolyser systems.

Related publications and key links:
Not applicable at this stage.

Higher degree studies supported:
Two PhD students at the University of Melbourne are supported by this project.


May 2023