Monoatomic metal doping of carbon-based nanomaterials for hydrogen storage

December 19th, 2021

R&D Focus Areas:

Lead Organisation:
Griffith University

Not applicable


Start date:
January 2018

Completion date:
December 2021

Key contacts:
Yi Jia;

AUD$368,446 – Australian Research Council (Discovery Early Career Research Award)

Project total cost:
AUD $594,508

Project summary description:
This project aims to present a new concept of monoatomic metal doped carbon-based nanomaterials as advanced solid-state hydrogen storage materials (S-HSMs) for hydrogen fuel cells. The key feature for this synthesis is the use of the unique “defect” structures in carbon lattice as the efficient anchoring sites to immobilize the metal species at atomic level.This project is expected to create new knowledge of atomic interface catalysis and develop practical applications of S-HSMs in storage tanks for fuel cells, leading to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and alleviate air pollution.The success of this project is vitally important to the long-term viability of Australia’s natural resources and bring Australia to the new energy markets.

Related publications and key links:

Higher degree studies supported:
One student supported


Updated: June 2022