Research highlights

Mere lab team
  • The Hydrogen Storage and Production was held 20 – 21 October 2022 at UNSW, organised by a steering committee from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) and the University of Adelaide and received sponsorship from the Office of the Chief Scientist and Engineer of the NSW government. Covering two days of presentations and discussion on the latest research findings, technical solutions, and future directions, this event brought together the key players in hydrogen storage and production with an emphasis on underground hydrogen storage.

  • An international collaboration on space resource engineering has led to Prof Serkan Saydam, Prof Andrew Dempster (EET/ACSER), A/Prof Joung Oh and  PhD student Nicholas Barnett visiting the Korean Institute for Civil Engineering and Building Technology (KICT) and Seoul National University (SNU). The visit took place from August 23-26 and was funded by the Australian-Korean Foundation and aims to increase the memorandum of understanding (MOU) between UNSW and KICT on lunar mining projects. The visit led to workshops and seminars for staff and students at both institutions and will increase exchange opportunities and further visits to South Korea.

  • Dr Yu Jing and her team have been awarded a usage grant for the light source at the Australian Synchrotron, a major research facility in Melbourne. It is built for experiments using the powerful synchrotron light to examine the molecular and atomic details of materials. This project (in-kind ANSTO Grant Value ~ $131K) will dynamically image multiphysical phenomena during the processes of CO2 geological storage.

  • A Fulbright scholarship was awarded to A/Prof Peyman Mostaghimi as a Senior Scholar in 2022. A highly prestigious and internationally recognised scholarship, the Fulbright award will foster bi-national collaboration between Australia and the USA on research in hydrogen storage. The project will be hosted by Kansas State University and will be funded by the Kinghorn Foundation.