CHIEF INVESTIGATORS

RESEARCH ASSOCIATES

HDR STUDENTS

CHIEF INVESTIGATORS

PARTNER INVESTIGATORS

 
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Hub Director

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Theme Leader

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Chief Investigator

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Partner Investigator

POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATES

 

Dr RAHMAN DAIYAN

Postdoctoral Research Associate, School of Chemical Engineering, UNSW Sydney

Dr. Rahman Daiyan received a B.E in Mechanical Engineering in 2014 from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and his PhD from UNSW Sydney in 2018. He is now a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Particles and Catalysis Research Lab of the School of Chemical Engineering at UNSW Sydney. His research direction is to explore artificial photosynthesis through the development of inexpensive and scalable nanomaterials and high throughput systems to tackle climate change (Carbon dioxide reduction) as well as to promote alternate fuels (hydrogen production). With skills and experience in material synthesis, electrocatalysis, in-situ characterizations and techno-economic analysis of renewable energy driven energy conversion systems, he also designs and develops electrolyzer prototypes for scale-up in energy conversion reactions such as CO2 reduction, oxygen evolution reaction and hydrogen evolution reaction. Daiyan has received excellence awards from both the HKUST and UNSW, including a Postdoctoral Writing Fellowship. Under the leadership of Professor Rose Amal, he manages projects in the Power-to-Gas theme.

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Dr XIN GUO

Research Fellow, School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, UTS

Dr Xin Guo is a Research Fellow at Centre for Clean Energy Technology in the University of Technology Sydney (UTS). He received his B. Sc., M. Eng. and Ph.D in 2011, 2014 and 2019, respectively. His research focuses on the synthesis of nanostructured materials, including carbon-based composites, 2D materials and metal oxides, and their applications in the field of energy storage. So far, Xin has published over 40 papers in peer-reviewed journals, including Nat. Cat., Joule, Chem, ACS Nano, Adv. Mater., Adv. Energy Mater., Energy Storage Mater., Small, J. Mater. Chem. A etc. His research works have been cited over 1,200 times in the past 5 years, with an h-index of 20 (Google Scholar). Dr Xin Guo works under the leadership of Professor Guoxiu Wang on new technologies for high energy batteries.

Dr CHAOJIE LI

Senior Research Associate, School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications, UNSW

Dr. Chaojie Li received his B.Eng. in Electronic Science and Technology in 2007 and a M.Eng. in Computer Science in 2011 from Chongqing University, Chongqing, China, and his Ph.D. in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from RMIT, Melbourne in 2017, where he was a Research Fellow for one and a half years. He was also Senior Algorithm Engineer with Alibaba Group. His current research interests include graph representation learning, distributed optimization and control in smart grids, neural networks, and their applications. Under the leadership of Professor Joe Dong and Dr Guo Chen, he manages the project “Multi-scale analysis and networked control of energy storage systems” in Theme 5.

Dr CUO  (CHARLIE) ZHANG

Research Associate, School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications, UNSW

Cuo Zhang received his a (Hons.) degree in Electrical (Power) Engineering from the University of Sydney in 2014 and his Ph.D in Electrical Engineering from UNSW Sydney, in 2018, where he is now a research associate with UNSW Sydney. His research interests include power system planning and operation, voltage stability and control, microgrids, multi-energy systems, and applications of optimization theory in these areas. Cuo was a recipient of IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid Best Reviewer for 2019, an Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship, and he received a 2014 University Medal from the University of Sydney. Under the leadership of Professor Joe Dong, he manages two projects – Flexible demand as virtual energy storage and Optimal energy storage operation strategy considering demand change.

Dr YUCHEN ZHANG

Research Associate, School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications, UNSW

Yuchen Zhang received his B.Eng in Electrical Engineering (Hons.), B.Com in Finance, and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from UNSW Sydney, in 2013, 2013, and 2018, respectively. He is now a research associate with UNSW Sydney. His research interests include power system stability analysis, energy storage, condition monitoring, wind farm planning, smart campus, and data-driven applications in energy systems. He was a recipient of Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship. Under the leadership of Professor Joe Dong, he manages two projects - Advanced health monitoring and analysis methods for battery energy storage systems, and Advanced operation and control methods for coordinating heterogeneous energy storage devices in Theme 5.

Dr YANG ZHOU

Research Fellow, School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, UNSW

Yang Zhou is currently a research fellow under the direction of Prof. Chun-Hui Wang in the School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, University of New South Wales, Australia since 2018. He obtained his Ph.D. degree from Deakin University in 2018 under the direction of Prof. Tong Lin. His research
interests focus on the preparation and application of multifunctional composites, flexible and structural energy storage and conversion devices. He is working on subtheme 1.2, Structural and high energy density supercapacitors lead by Professor Chun-Hui Wang, and will build a demonstration device.

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