Nanofluidic membranes for sustainable energy future

May 23rd, 2022

R&D Focus Areas:
Electrolysis, Separation materials and technologies, Electricity

Lead Organisation:
Monash University

Not Applicable


Start date:
January 2021

Completion date:
December 2025

Key contacts:
Professor Huanting Wang:

AUD$2,906,992 – Australian Research Council – 2020 Australian Laureate Fellowship

Project total cost:

Project summary description:
This project aims to create a novel class of advanced membranes by making fundamental breakthroughs in nanofluidics, and harnessing this for developing new renewable energy and low-energy separation technologies.

This project addresses the key challenges in understanding selective mass transport at the angstrom scale, thereby allowing the development of innovative materials design strategies to realise the ultrafast molecular and ionic permeation, and the ultrahigh selectivities observed in biological cell membranes.

This new cross-disciplinary research will benefit the development of new materials for accelerating renewable hydrogen and biofuel futures and enabling sustainable production of energy materials.

Related publications and key links:
Not applicable

Higher degree studies supported:
Not applicable


May 2022