Emeritus Professor Maria Skyllas-Kazacos
Emeritus Professor

Emeritus Professor Maria Skyllas-Kazacos

School of Chemical Engineering

Maria Skyllas-Kazacos is a Professor in the School of Chemical Sciences and Engineering. Her research and professional interests include:

Metal Extraction and Molten Salts
Aluminium electrowinning from cryolite and alternative electrolytes. Aluminium plating from room temperature electrolytes. Advanced control in aluminium smelting. Vanadium extraction from fly-ash and spent catalysts.

Battery Research
Vanadium Redox-cell batteries for remote area and load levelling applications. Commercial prototype design and development. Field testing of vanadium battery in Solar House applications and electric golf cart. Redox fuel cells and batteries for electric vehicles.

Electrode Processes and Electrode Materials
Chronopotentiometry, cyclic voltammetry and rotating ring-disc voltammetry for study of mechanisms of electrode reactions at different electrode surfaces. Preparation and characterization of conductive polymers and conductive plastic composites. Electrode activation and modification.

Membranes for Electrochemical Systems
Membrane characterization for redox cell applications. Membrane modification.

+61 (2) 9385 4335
Tyree Energy Technologies Building
  • Book Chapters | 2015
    Skyllas-Kazacos M; McCann JF, 2015, 'Chapter 10 Vanadium redox flow batteries (VRBs) for medium- and large-scale energy storage', in Advances in Batteries for Medium and Large-Scale Energy Storage, Elsevier, pp. 329 - 386, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/b978-1-78242-013-2.00010-8
    Book Chapters | 2013
    Skyllas-Kazacos M; Menictas C; Lim T, 2013, '12 Redox flow batteries for medium- to large-scale energy storage', in Electricity Transmission, Distribution and Storage Systems, Elsevier, pp. 398 - 441, http://dx.doi.org/10.1533/9780857097378.3.398
    Book Chapters | 2012
    Gusberti V; Severo DS; Welch BJ; Skyllas-Kazacos M, 2012, 'Modeling the Mass and Energy Balance of Different Aluminium Smelting Cell Technologies', in Light Metals 2012, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., pp. 929 - 934, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/9781118359259.ch161
  • Journal articles | 2021
    Ghimire PC; Bhattarai A; Lim TM; Wai N; Skyllas‐kazacos M; Yan Q, 2021, 'In‐situ tools used in vanadium redox flow battery research—review', Batteries, vol. 7, pp. 53 - 53, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/batteries7030053
    Journal articles | 2019
    Li Y; Bao J; Skyllas-Kazacos M; Akter MP; Zhang X; Fletcher J, 2019, 'Studies on dynamic responses and impedance of the vanadium redox flow battery', Applied Energy, vol. 237, pp. 91 - 102, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2019.01.015
    Journal articles | 2019
    Risbud M; Menictas C; Skyllas-Kazacos M; Noack J, 2019, 'Vanadium oxygen fuel cell utilising high concentration electrolyte', Batteries, vol. 5, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/batteries5010024
    Journal articles | 2018
    Cao L; Skyllas-Kazacos M; Menictas C; Noack J, 2018, 'A review of electrolyte additives and impurities in vanadium redox flow batteries', Journal of Energy Chemistry, vol. 27, pp. 1269 - 1291, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jechem.2018.04.007
    Journal articles | 2018
    Noack J; Roznyatovskaya N; Kunzendorf J; Skyllas-Kazacos M; Menictas C; Tübke J, 2018, 'The influence of electrochemical treatment on electrode reactions for vanadium redox-flow batteries', Journal of Energy Chemistry, vol. 27, pp. 1341 - 1352, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jechem.2018.03.021
    Journal articles | 2016
    Roe S; Menictas C; Skyllas-Kazacos M, 2016, 'A high energy density vanadium redox flow battery with 3 M vanadium electrolyte', Journal of the Electrochemical Society, vol. 163, pp. A5023 - A5028, http://dx.doi.org/10.1149/2.0041601jes
    Journal articles | 2015
    Kausar N; Mousa A; Skyllas-Kazacos M, 2015, 'The Effect of Additives on the High-Temperature Stability of the Vanadium Redox Flow Battery Positive Electrolytes', ChemElectroChem, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/celc.201500453
    Journal articles | 2015
    Ulaganathan M; Aravindan V; Yan Q; Madhavi S; Skyllas-Kazacos M; Lim TM, 2015, 'Recent Advancements in All-Vanadium Redox Flow Batteries', Advanced Materials Interfaces, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/admi.201500309
    Journal articles | 2013
    Cheung CY; Menictas C; Bao J; Skyllas-Kazacos M; Welch BJ, 2013, 'Characterization of individual anode current signals in aluminum reduction cells', Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, vol. 52, pp. 9632 - 9644, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ie400296u
    Journal articles | 2013
    Parasuraman A; Lim T; Menictas C; Skyllas-Kazacos M, 2013, 'Review of material research and development for vanadium redox flow battery applications', Electrochimica ACTA, vol. 101, pp. 27 - 40, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.electacta.2012.09.067
    Journal articles | 2012
    Prifti H; Parasuraman A; Winardi S; Lim T; Skyllas-Kazacos M, 2012, 'Membranes for redox flow battery applications', Membranes in drinking and industrial water treatment, vol. 2, pp. 275 - 306, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/membranes2020275
    Journal articles | 2011
    Menictas C; Skyllas-Kazacos M, 2011, 'Performance of vanadium-oxygen redox fuel cell', Journal of Applied Electrochemistry, vol. 41, pp. 1223 - 1232, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10800-011-0342-8
    Journal articles | 2009
    Rahman MF; Skyllas-Kazacos M, 2009, 'Vanadium redox battery: Positive half-cell electrolyte studies', Journal of Power Sources, vol. 189, pp. 1212 - 1219, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.powtdour.2008.12.113
    Journal articles | 1996
    Skyllas-Kazacos M; Menictas C; Kazacos M, 1996, 'Thermal Stability of Concentrated V (V) Electrolytes in the Vanadium Redox Cell', Journal of the Electrochemical Society, vol. 143, pp. L86 - L88, http://dx.doi.org/10.1149/1.1836609
    Journal articles | 1993
    Menictas C; Cheng M; Skyllas-Kazacos M, 1993, 'Evaluation of an NH4VO3-derived electrolyte for the vanadium-redox flow battery', Journal of Power Sources, vol. 45, pp. 43 - 54, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0378-7753(93)80007-C
    Journal articles | 1985
    Kazacos M; Skalsky M; Skyllas-Kazacos M, 1985, 'A review of developments in implantable selective chemical sensors', Life Support Systems, vol. 3, pp. 189 - 205
  • Conference Papers | 2018
    Akter M, 2018, 'Charging Control of Vanadium Redox Battery Based Energy Storage Systems with Variable Input Power', in IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics, Cairns, Australia, pp. 489 - 494, presented at 27th International Symposium on Industrial Electronics (ISIE), Cairns, Australia, 13 June 2018 - 15 June 2018, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ISIE.2018.8433806