Highly sensitive and selective hydrogen gas sensors employing photoactivated hybrid nanomaterials

December 9th, 2022

R&D Focus Areas:
Specialised components and devices, Nanomaterials

Lead Organisation:
Swinburne University of Technology

Future Energy Exports CRC


Start date:
June 2022

Project summary description:
This PhD project focuses on exploring a range of new promising nanomaterials including 2D materials, zeolites, MOFs or hybrids as sensing layers. Nanomaterials are synthesized using well-known methods and extensively characterized to understand their chemical and physical properties. Gas sensing performance – sensitivity, selectivity, and stability – of these nanomaterials will be evaluated towards hydrogen gas.

The research objectives include:

  • Development of chemoresistive gas sensors based on zeolites, MOFs or hybrids of nanomaterials.
  • Comprehensive study of micro-nanocharacteristics of sensing layers to understand their influence on sensor performance.
  • Investigation of the gas sensing performances (static and dynamic) of developed chemoresistive devices.
  • Understanding and explanation of gas molecules-sensing layer interaction mechanisms.

Further information:
PhD Thesis, contact Future Energy Exports CRC for further information


December 2022