Organic-Inorganic Hybrid Energy Storage Devices and Their Mechanisms

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This project will create artificial organic-inorganic hybrid clay-like dual-conductive materials for more compact energy storage by precision interlayer engineering that will allow the fast motion of ions and electrons that enable high energy density and preserve high power density. The new hybrid device will present as the innovative evolution of battery and supercapacitor. The project will endeavor to optimise device engineering, develop clay synthesis and understand ion dynamics. This is expected to change the on-board, portable and miniature energy storage systems.

The eligible candidates should possess proficient writing and speaking skills of English and demonstrated track record of competitive research capability (such as first-authored peer-reviewed journal publications). The candidate should have H1 or Master by Research degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or Materials Science, and master basic electrochemical engineering techniques, materials characterisation techniques, data analysis and simulation tools, and have at least one-year full-time lab experience.

Supervisory team
Da-Wei
Wang

Engineering
Dr
Kang
Liang

Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Aditya
Rawal

Other
Mark Wainwright Analytical Centre
da-wei.wang@unsw.edu.au