Emma Lovell

Lecturer

Dr Emma Lovell is a Lecturer in the School of Chemical Engineering at UNSW.

She is a researcher in the Particles and Catalysis (PartCat) Research Group. Her research focuses on developing novel catalysts for a range of applications; with a particular focus on energy and environmental catalysis. Emma completed her PhD in 2016 at UNSW developing catalysts for carbon dioxide conversion (with a research exchange at the University of Bremen). She was the recipient of the Women in Engineering Scholarship for the duration of her studies. Her PhD work focused on developing nickel based catalysts for the carbon dioxide (dry) reforming of methane.

Currently, her research focuses on developing catalytic materials for a range of different energy inputs. This includes developing catalysts for the photo/plasmon-enhanced thermal catalytic carbon dioxide methanation and the plasma-catalytic carbon dioxide methanation and nitrogen fixation as well as developing defective electrocatalysis for hydrogen evolution reaction as well as carbon dioxide reduction reactions. 

Dr Lovell can be found on linkedin (https://www.linkedin.com/in/lovellemma/) and twitter (@elovelll).

publications

Journal articles
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Zhao Y; Jiang WJ; Zhang J; Lovell EC; Amal R; Han Z; Lu X, 2021, 'Anchoring Sites Engineering in Single-Atom Catalysts for Highly Efficient Electrochemical Energy Conversion Reactions', Advanced Materials, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/adma.202102801
2021
Xie B; Lovell E; Tan TH; Jantarang S; Yu M; Scott J; Amal R, 2021, 'Emerging material engineering strategies for amplifying photothermal heterogeneous CO2 catalysis', Journal of Energy Chemistry, vol. 59, pp. 108 - 125, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jechem.2020.11.005
2021
Zhou R; Zhou R; Alam D; Zhang T; Li W; Xia Y; Mai-Prochnow A; An H; Lovell EC; Masood H; Amal R; Ostrikov K; Cullen PJ, 2021, 'Plasmacatalytic bubbles using CeO2 for organic pollutant degradation', Chemical Engineering Journal, vol. 403, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cej.2020.126413
2021
Zurrer T; Wong K; Horlyck J; Lovell EC; Wright J; Bedford NM; Han Z; Liang K; Scott J; Amal R, 2021, 'Mixed-Metal MOF-74 Templated Catalysts for Efficient Carbon Dioxide Capture and Methanation', Advanced Functional Materials, vol. 31, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/adfm.202007624
2021
Wu H; Kong XY; Wen X; Chai SP; Lovell EC; Tang J; Ng YH, 2021, 'Metal–Organic Framework Decorated Cuprous Oxide Nanowires for Long-lived Charges Applied in Selective Photocatalytic CO2 Reduction to CH4', Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, vol. 60, pp. 8455 - 8459, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/anie.202015735
2021
Sun J; Alam D; Daiyan R; Masood H; Zhang T; Zhou R; Cullen PJ; Lovell EC; Jalili A; Amal R, 2021, 'A hybrid plasma electrocatalytic process for sustainable ammonia production', Energy and Environmental Science, vol. 14, pp. 865 - 872, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/d0ee03769a
2021
Ullah S; Lovell EC; Tan TH; Xie B; Kumar PV; Amal R; Scott J, 2021, 'Photoenhanced CO2 methanation over La2O3 promoted Co/TiO2 catalysts', Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, vol. 294, pp. 120248 - 120248, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apcatb.2021.120248
2021
Daiyan R; Tran-Phu T; Kumar P; Iputera K; Tong Z; Leverett J; Khan MHA; Asghar Esmailpour A; Jalili A; Lim M; Tricoli A; Liu RS; Lu X; Lovell E; Amal R, 2021, 'Nitrate reduction to ammonium: From CuO defect engineering to waste NOx-to-NH3 economic feasibility', Energy and Environmental Science, vol. 14, pp. 3588 - 3598, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/d1ee00594d
2021
Wu H; Kong XY; Wen X; Chai S; Lovell EC; Tang J; Ng YH, 2021, 'Metal–Organic Framework Decorated Cuprous Oxide Nanowires for Long‐lived Charges Applied in Selective Photocatalytic CO 2 Reduction to CH 4', Angewandte Chemie, vol. 133, pp. 8536 - 8540, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ange.202015735
2021
Horlyck J; Lovell E; Scott J, 2021, 'Complexities of Capturing Light for Enhancing Thermal Catalysis', Catalysis Letters, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10562-021-03669-7
2021
Jantarang S; Lovell EC; Tan TH; Xie B; Scott J; Amal R, 2021, 'Altering the influence of ceria oxygen vacancies in Ni/CexSiy O2for photothermal CO2methanation', Catalysis Science and Technology, vol. 11, pp. 5297 - 5309, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/d1cy00136a
2021
Jantarang S; Ligori S; Horlyck J; Lovell EC; Tan TH; Xie B; Amal R; Scott J, 2021, 'Plasma-induced catalyst support defects for the photothermal methanation of carbon dioxide', Materials, vol. 14, pp. 4195 - 4195, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ma14154195
2021
Ullah S; Lovell EC; Wong RJ; Tan TH; Scott J; Amal R, 2020, 'Light-Enhanced CO2 Reduction to CH4 using Nonprecious Transition-Metal Catalysts', ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering, vol. 8, pp. 5056 - 5066, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acssuschemeng.9b06823
2020
Lovell EC; Lu X; Zhang Q; Scott J; Amal R, 2020, 'From passivation to activation-tunable nickel/nickel oxide for hydrogen evolution electrocatalysis', Chemical Communications, vol. 56, pp. 1709 - 1712, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c9cc07486d
2020
Ahmad F; Lovell EC; Masood H; Cullen PJ; Ostrikov KK; Scott JA; Amal R, 2020, 'Low-Temperature CO2 Methanation: Synergistic Effects in Plasma-Ni Hybrid Catalytic System', ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering, vol. 8, pp. 1888 - 1898, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acssuschemeng.9b06180
2020
García-García I; Lovell EC; Wong RJ; Barrio VL; Scott J; Cambra JF; Amal R, 2020, 'Silver-Based Plasmonic Catalysts for Carbon Dioxide Reduction', ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering, vol. 8, pp. 1879 - 1887, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acssuschemeng.9b06146
2020
Daiyan R; Lovell EC; Huang B; Zubair M; Leverett J; Zhang Q; Lim S; Horlyck J; Tang J; Lu X; Kalantar-Zadeh K; Hart JN; Bedford NM; Amal R, 2020, 'Uncovering Atomic-Scale Stability and Reactivity in Engineered Zinc Oxide Electrocatalysts for Controllable Syngas Production', Advanced Energy Materials, vol. 10, pp. 2001381 - 2001381, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/aenm.202001381
2020
Horlyck J; Pokhrel S; Lovell E; Bedford NM; Mädler L; Amal R; Scott J, 2019, 'Unifying double flame spray pyrolysis with lanthanum doping to restrict cobalt-aluminate formation in Co/Al2O3 catalysts for the dry reforming of methane', Catalysis Science and Technology, vol. 9, pp. 4970 - 4980, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c9cy01293a
2019
Saputera WH; Tahini HA; Lovell EC; Tan TH; Rawal A; Aguey-Zinsou KF; Friedmann D; Smith SC; Amal R; Scott J, 2019, 'Cooperative defect-enriched SiO2 for oxygen activation and organic dehydrogenation', Journal of Catalysis, vol. 376, pp. 168 - 179, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcat.2019.07.006
2019
Kumar R; Strezov V; Lovell E; Kan T; Weldekidan H; He J; Jahan S; Dastjerdi B; Scott J, 2019, 'Enhanced bio-oil deoxygenation activity by Cu/zeolite and Ni/zeolite catalysts in combined in-situ and ex-situ biomass pyrolysis', Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis, vol. 140, pp. 148 - 160, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jaap.2019.03.008
2019
Daiyan R; Saputera WH; Zhang Q; Lovell E; Lim S; Ng YH; Lu X; Amal R, 2019, '3D Heterostructured Copper Electrode for Conversion of Carbon Dioxide to Alcohols at Low Overpotentials', ADVANCED SUSTAINABLE SYSTEMS, vol. 3, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/adsu.201800064
2019
Saputera WH; Tahini HA; Sabsabi M; Tan TH; Bedford NM; Lovell E; Cui Y; Hart JN; Friedmann D; Smith SC; Amal R; Scott J, 2019, 'Light-Induced Synergistic Multidefect Sites on TiO2/SiO2 Composites for Catalytic Dehydrogenation', ACS Catalysis, vol. 9, pp. 2674 - 2684, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acscatal.8b04891
2019
Gunawan C; Lord MS; Lovell E; Wong RJ; Jung MS; Oscar D; Mann R; Amal R, 2019, 'Oxygen-Vacancy Engineering of Cerium-Oxide Nanoparticles for Antioxidant Activity', ACS Omega, vol. 4, pp. 9473 - 9479, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsomega.9b00521
2019
Horlyck J; Nashira A; Lovell E; Daiyan R; Bedford N; Wei Y; Amal R; Scott J, 2019, 'Plasma treating mixed metal oxides to improve oxidative performance via defect generation', Materials, vol. 12, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ma12172756
2019
Kumar R; Strezov V; Lovell E; Kan T; Weldekidan H; He J; Dastjerdi B; Scott J, 2019, 'Bio-oil upgrading with catalytic pyrolysis of biomass using Copper/zeolite-Nickel/zeolite and Copper-Nickel/zeolite catalysts', Bioresource Technology, vol. 279, pp. 404 - 409, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biortech.2019.01.067
2019
Daiyan R; Lovell EC; Bedford NM; Saputera WH; Wu KH; Lim S; Horlyck J; Ng YH; Lu X; Amal R, 2019, 'Modulating Activity through Defect Engineering of Tin Oxides for Electrochemical CO2 Reduction', Advanced Science, vol. 6, pp. 1900678 - 1900678, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/advs.201900678
2019
Lovell EC; Großman H; Horlyck J; Scott J; Mädler L; Amal R, 2019, 'Asymmetrical Double Flame Spray Pyrolysis-Designed SiO2/Ce0.7Zr0.3O2 for the Dry Reforming of Methane', ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, vol. 11, pp. 25766 - 25777, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsami.9b02572
2019
Stanley JNG; García-García I; Perfrement T; Lovell EC; Schmidt TW; Scott J; Amal R, 2019, 'Plasmonic effects on CO2 reduction over bimetallic Ni-Au catalysts', Chemical Engineering Science, vol. 194, pp. 94 - 104, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ces.2018.04.003
2019
Horlyck J; Sara M; Lovell EC; Amal R; Scott J, 2019, 'Effect of Metal-Support Interactions in Mixed Co/Al Catalysts for Dry Reforming of Methane', ChemCatChem, vol. 11, pp. 3432 - 3440, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/cctc.201900638
2019
Daiyan R; Tan X; Chen R; Saputera WH; Tahini HA; Lovell E; Ng YH; Smith SC; Dai L; Lu X; Amal R, 2018, 'Electroreduction of CO2 to CO on a Mesoporous Carbon Catalyst with Progressively Removed Nitrogen Moieties', ACS Energy Letters, vol. 3, pp. 2292 - 2298, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsenergylett.8b01409
2018
Lu X; Pan J; Lovell E; Tan TH; Ng YH; Amal R, 2018, 'A sea-change: Manganese doped nickel/nickel oxide electrocatalysts for hydrogen generation from seawater', Energy and Environmental Science, vol. 11, pp. 1898 - 1910, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c8ee00976g
2018
Jantarang S; Lovell EC; Tan TH; Scott J; Amal R, 2018, 'Role of support in photothermal carbon dioxide hydrogenation catalysed by Ni/CexTiyO2', Progress in Natural Science: Materials International, vol. 28, pp. 168 - 177, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pnsc.2018.02.004
2018
Horlyck J; Lawrey C; Lovell EC; Amal R; Scott J, 2018, 'Elucidating the impact of Ni and Co loading on the selectivity of bimetallic NiCo catalysts for dry reforming of methane', Chemical Engineering Journal, vol. 352, pp. 572 - 580, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cej.2018.07.009
2018
Kho ET; Tan TH; Lovell E; Wong RJ; Scott J; Amal R, 2017, 'A review on photo-thermal catalytic conversion of carbon dioxide', Green Energy and Environment, vol. 2, pp. 204 - 217, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gee.2017.06.003
2017
Lovell EC; Horlyck J; Scott J; Amal R, 2017, 'Flame spray pyrolysis-designed silica/ceria-zirconia supports for the carbon dioxide reforming of methane', Applied Catalysis A: General, vol. 546, pp. 47 - 57, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apcata.2017.08.002
2017
Kho ET; Lovell E; Wong RJ; Scott J; Amal R, 2017, 'Manipulating ceria-titania binary oxide features and their impact as nickel catalyst supports for low temperature steam reforming of methane', Applied Catalysis A: General, vol. 530, pp. 111 - 124, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apcata.2016.11.019
2017
Lovell EC; Fuller A; Scott J; Amal R, 2016, 'Enhancing Ni-SiO2 catalysts for the carbon dioxide reforming of methane: Reduction-oxidation-reduction pre-treatment', APPLIED CATALYSIS B-ENVIRONMENTAL, vol. 199, pp. 155 - 165, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apcatb.2016.05.080
2016
Lovell EC; Fuller A; Scott J; Amal R, 2016, 'Enhancing Ni-SiO2 catalysts for the carbon dioxide reforming of methane: Reduction-oxidation-reduction pre-treatment', Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, vol. 199, pp. 155 - 165, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apcatb.2016.05.080
2016
Lovell EC; Scott J; Amal R, 2015, 'Ni-SiO2 catalysts for the carbon dioxide reforming of methane: Varying support properties by flame spray pyrolysis', Molecules, vol. 20, pp. 4594 - 4609, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/molecules20034594
2015
Lovell E; Jiang Y; Scott J; Wang F; Suhardja Y; Chen M; Huang J; Amal R, 2014, 'CO2 reforming of methane over MCM-41-supported nickel catalysts: Altering support acidity by one-pot synthesis at room temperature', Applied Catalysis A: General, vol. 473, pp. 51 - 58, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apcata.2013.12.020
2014