Novel Nanoionic Coatings towards High Capacity Energy Storage Devices

Back to search results
This project aims to rationally design the interfaces of ionic materials at the nanoscale to engineer faster ion-transport for next generation energy storage applications. New knowledge in the understanding and manipulation of ionic nanostructures will be generated. In particular, novel nanoionic materials with significantly enhanced transport properties will be developed, which will then be deployed in rechargeable batteries displaying drastically improved safety, energy densities and variable current rate performance. The outcomes of this project, therefore, will advance the field of electrochemical energy storage hence accelerating the use of sustainable energy sources and moving automotive applications away from carbon-based fuel sources.

The ideal candidate should have solid background in materials physics and chemistry as he/she will work on synthesis and optimization of nanoionic materials and energy storage devices. The candidate should also have technical skills in advanced materials characterization (including TEM, XRD, and SEM, etc.) and some basic knowledge in computer simulations.

Supervisory team
Dewei
Chu

Science
Materials Science & Engineering
Claudio
Cazorla

Science
Materials Science & Engineering
Neeraj
Sharma

Science
Chemistry
Register to Apply
Non-UNSW staff/students must Register to Apply
d.chu@unsw.edu.au