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Post-Doctoral Research Associates



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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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.

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Senior Research Associate, School of Electrical Engineering & Telecommunications, UNSW Sydney

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.



Postdoctoral Research Fellow, School of Chemical Engineering, UNSW Sydney

Choon Jie Wong received a B.Eng (Hons) in Chemical Engineering from the Brunei Technological University and UNSW Sydney in 2018 with a University Medal and two Dean's Awards. While awaiting for PhD conferral from UNSW, he is now a postdoctoral fellow in the UNSW Process Control Group. His research direction is to use high-temperature aluminium smelting cells as virtual batteries to smoothen the mismatch between energy supply and demand while enabling flexible manufacturing. With skills and experience in heat and mass transfer in high temperature systems, phase change in aluminium electrolytic cells, and applied estimation and control technologies, Choon Jie continues to work on a project in Theme 4 (Virtual Energy Storage) under the leadership of Prof. Jie Bao, Prof. Maria Skyllas-Kazacos, and Prof. Barry J Welch.

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Research Associate, School of Electrical Engineering & Telecommunications, UNSW Sydney

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.

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Research Fellow, School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, UNSW Sydney

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.