Key research projects

Revolutionary upcycling of landfill waste into hydrogen, fuels & materials, $2.2 m (2021-2023)

CRC-P

Bioelektra Australia Pty Ltd; Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology; University of Melbourne; Cement Australia Holdings Pty Ltd; Universal Vortex Industries Pty Ltd; Ouroborus Pty Ltd; Ash Development Association of Australia

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A prototype portable, rechargeable and silent power supply based on a reversible hydrogen fuel cell - $2.97m (2020-2023)

Australian Defence Innovation Hub (DIH)

John Andrews, Bahman Shabani, Chi Pok Cheung, Mladenko Kajtaz

 

A proton flow reactor system for large-scale electrical energy storage and bulk export of hydrogenated carbon-based material, $805K (2018-2021)

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency

John Andrews, Gary Rosengarten, Bahman Shabani, Chi Pok Cheung, Michelle Spencer

Proton Flow Reactor System

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Structural analysis of fuel cell Ink, engineered using directed self-assembly of biomimetic polymer template (2019).

ANSTO: Neutron Beam Instrument Proposal

N. K. Dutta, R. Balu

A 5kW fuel cell APU Unit designed, developed, and tested by the RMIT SHEL Group

Alternative Power Packages for Land Vehicles - $2.8K (2015-2018)

The Australian Defence Materials Technology Centre (DMTC)

John Andrews, Bahman Shabani

On photo: A 5kW fuel cell APU Unit designed, developed, and tested by the RMIT SHEL Group (Credit: DMTC Limited 2018)

Demonstration of a ~1-kW unitised regenerative fuel cell (URFC), designed and developed by the RMIT SHEL Group (2018)

The development & demonstration of a low signature, rechargeable & portable energy supply using reversible hydrogen fuel cells to support forward operating bases - $1.6m (2014-2018)

The Australian Defence, Capability & Technology Demonstrator (CTD)

John Andrews, Bahman Shabani, Chi Pok Cheung

On photo: Demonstration of a ~1-kW unitised regenerative fuel cell (URFC), designed and developed by the RMIT SHEL Group (2018) 

Proton flow batteries - $86K (2018)

Australian Defence Science and Technology (DST) Group

John Andrews 

Professor John Andrews (centre) with the RMIT team that conducted the latest proton battery experiments: Dr Shahin Heidari (left) and Saeed Seif Mohammadi (PhD researcher, right).

Proving the technical feasibility of a proton battery - $100K (2016-2017)

United States Office of Naval Research Grant & the Australian Defence Science and Technology (DST) Group

John Andrews

On photo: Professor John Andrews (centre) with the RMIT team that conducted the latest proton battery experiments: Dr Shahin Heidari (left) and Saeed Seif Mohammadi (PhD researcher, right). Not pictured: Dr Amandeep Singh Oberoi (now at Thapar University Patiala, India).

Future Fuels CRC - $255K (2018-2020)

Commonwealth Government

Carol Bond (Chief Investigator, Steering Committee Member, Education Committee Member, UQBS Bid lead)

 

Reversible hydrogen fuel cell feasibility study - $100K (2013-2014)

The Australian Defence Materials Technology Centre (DMTC)

John Andrews, Bahman Shabani, Chi Pok Cheung

 

Reversible electrochemical storage of hydrogen in activated carbons from Victorian Brown Coal and other precursors - $20K (2014-2015)

Brown Coal Innovation Australia Limited, John Andrews

 

Unique fuel cell catalyst layer -$ 200 K (2014-2016)

Clever Green Commercialisation Grant

N. K. Dutta, N. Roy Choudhury

 

Shape controlled nanostructured electrocatalyst for clean energy generation - $430K (2010-2012)

ARC Discovery

Dutta, Choudhury, Elvin, Hill, Holdcroft

 

New high temperature proton vonducting polymer electrolyte for sustainable energy conversion applications - $550K (2005-2009)

ARC Discovery

N K. Dutta, N Roy Choudhury, A Hill, S. Holdcroft 

 

Role of electrolyte concentration in water splitting and its impact on the performance of catalyst

Funded by Schnell Energy Ptv Ltd.

Dr Nasir Mahmood

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Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.