New dimensions of electrocatalyst design for sustainable energy future

June 2nd, 2022

R&D Focus Areas:
Electrolysis, Ammonia

Lead Organisation:
Monash University

Not applicable


Start date:
January 2021

Completion date:
December 2024

Key contacts:
Dr. Alexandr Siminov:

AUD$801,803 – Australian Research Council

Project total cost:

Project summary description:
This project aims to produce valuable chemicals from air, water and Australia’s abundant renewable energy, by developing efficient, robust catalysts for water oxidation, nitrogen reduction and ammonia oxidation — key processes for sustainable production of green fuels and fertilisers. The interdisciplinary project strategy will use a suite of advanced instrumental and theoretical tools to understand and control how catalysts operate. Expected outcomes include new techniques to study catalysts, new catalyst design concepts, and novel high-performance catalytic materials and devices for sustainable electrosynthesis.

Related publications and key links:
See relevant publications by Dr. Alexandr Simonov – Google Scholar

Higher degree studies supported:
Four PhD students and one Honours student is supported by this project.


Reviewed: December 2022