The joint laboratory will develop next-generation catalytic systems that enable improved selectivity, higher activity, and enhanced catalyst recyclability for chemical transition and manufacturing processes towards a more sustainable industry and society.
Specifically, the laboratory aims to develop real-world applications in the following research fields:
- Novel nanocatalysts design, e.g. metal-organic frameworks, carbon and carbon nitride materials, molecular crystals
- High-value chemicals production: hydrogenation, oxidation, C-C coupling reactions, hydrogen evolution
- Solar-powered catalysis, light-matter interactions
- Flow reaction for higher production rates
- Advanced techniques for catalysts and processes characterization, e.g. in-situ techniques such as transient absorption, infrared and Raman spectroscopies, also in collaboration with the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO)