Student Research

Computer Simulation of Energy Conversion Phenomena in Complex Oxide Materials

The major goal of this overarching project is to develop a comprehensive first-principles simulation approach for tailoring and assessing the potential of multiferroic oxidebased layered materials (thin films and superlattices) in energy conversion applications (photovoltaic, multicaloric, and thermoelectric).



Modelling of Hydrogen Charge States and Defect Interactions for Crystalline Silicon

A recent break-through in the understanding and implementation of hydrogen passivation of crystalline silicon has been achieved at UNSW as part of its Government funded R&D program. Although originating from a project focusing on low cost, low quality silicon, the impressive results have subsequently lead to the application and demonstration of the advanced hydrogenation technology (AHT) to conventional commercial wafers, with similarly impressive results achieved.



Research at UNSW Chemical Engineering

Research at UNSW Chemical Engineering

UNSW Chemical Engineering is at the forefront of research in global issues including Energy, Water, Food and Health. The School has world-class scientists and engineers who have research expertise and capabilities across key areas in Advanced Processes, Energy, Environment, Food & Health and Macromolecular & Interfacial Engineering. 

UNSW Chemical Engineering is a research-intensive and highly ranked School internationally. This year it was ranked 10th in the world by the National Taiwan University Rankings and 28th in the world by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Rankings. 

Energy Research at UNSW Chemical Engineering and IMDC

Energy Research at UNSW Chemical Engineering

UNSW Chemical Engineering is at the forefront of the development of clean technologies for energy harvesting, conversion, storage and use. 

Our approach is holistic and aims to transform breakthrough science into practical solutions. 

Our research exists not only to advance fundamental understanding of what is making the matter around us so "clever" but also to use this understanding to design new materials with exceptional capabilities that perform better than those found in natural ecosystems.