Dr Rahman Daiyan
Lecturer

Dr Rahman Daiyan

Engineering
School of Chemical Engineering

I am a Lecturer (Level B) at the School of Chemical Engineering at The University of New South Wales. My 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).

My core competency lies in public speaking, project management and leadership as demonstrated in this profile. I take strong interest in strategy, planning, simulation and an analytic approach to problem solving.

Location
349 TETB, UNSW. Kensington 2052
  • Book Chapters | 2021
    Gurieff N; Moghtaderi B; Daiyan R; Amal R, 2021, 'Gas Transition: Renewable Hydrogen’s Future in Eastern Australia’s Energy Networks', in Advances in Energy Research, Vide Leaf, Hyderabad, http://dx.doi.org/10.37247/aderes2edn.3.2021.7
  • Journal articles | 2022
    Dong ZY; Yang J; Yu L; Daiyan R; Amal R, 2022, 'A green hydrogen credit framework for international green hydrogen trading towards a carbon neutral future', International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, vol. 47, pp. 728 - 734, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhydene.2021.10.084
    Journal articles | 2022
    Johnston C; Ali Khan MH; Amal R; Daiyan R; MacGill I, 2022, 'Shipping the sunshine: An open-source model for costing renewable hydrogen transport from Australia', International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhydene.2022.04.156
    Journal articles | 2022
    Leverett J; Yuwono JA; Kumar P; Tran-Phu T; Qu J; Cairney J; Wang X; Simonov AN; Hocking RK; Johannessen B; Dai L; Daiyan R; Amal R, 2022, 'Impurity Tolerance of Unsaturated Ni-N-C Active Sites for Practical Electrochemical CO2 Reduction', ACS Energy Letters, vol. 7, pp. 920 - 928, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsenergylett.1c02711
    Journal articles | 2022
    Mayyas M; Khoshmanesh K; Kumar P; Mousavi M; Tang J; Ghasemian MB; Yang J; Wang Y; Baharfar M; Rahim MA; Xie W; Allioux FM; Daiyan R; Jalili R; Esrafilzadeh D; Kalantar-Zadeh K, 2022, 'Gallium-Based Liquid Metal Reaction Media for Interfacial Precipitation of Bismuth Nanomaterials with Controlled Phases and Morphologies', Advanced Functional Materials, vol. 32, pp. 2108673 - 2108673, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/adfm.202108673
    Journal articles | 2022
    Tran-Phu T; Daiyan R; Leverett J; Fusco Z; Tadich A; Di Bernardo I; Kiy A; Truong TN; Zhang Q; Chen H; Kluth P; Amal R; Tricoli A, 2022, 'Understanding the activity and stability of flame-made Co3O4 spinels: A route towards the scalable production of highly performing OER electrocatalysts', Chemical Engineering Journal, vol. 429, pp. 132180 - 132180, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cej.2021.132180
    Journal articles | 2022
    Tran-Phu T; Daiyan R; Ta XMC; Amal R; Tricoli A, 2022, 'From Stochastic Self-Assembly of Nanoparticles to Nanostructured (Photo)Electrocatalysts for Renewable Power-to-X Applications via Scalable Flame Synthesis', Advanced Functional Materials, vol. 32, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/adfm.202110020
    Journal articles | 2021
    Ali Khan MH; Daiyan R; Han Z; Hablutzel M; Haque N; Amal R; MacGill I, 2021, 'Designing optimal integrated electricity supply configurations for renewable hydrogen generation in Australia', iScience, vol. 24, pp. 102539 - 102539, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.isci.2021.102539
    Journal articles | 2021
    Ali Khan MH; Daiyan R; Neal P; Haque N; MacGill I; Amal R, 2021, 'A framework for assessing economics of blue hydrogen production from steam methane reforming using carbon capture storage & utilisation', International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, vol. 46, pp. 22685 - 22706, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhydene.2021.04.104
    Journal articles | 2021
    Chai M; Razavi Bazaz S; Daiyan R; Razmjou A; Ebrahimi Warkiani M; Amal R; Chen V, 2021, 'Biocatalytic micromixer coated with enzyme-MOF thin film for CO2 conversion to formic acid', Chemical Engineering Journal, vol. 426, pp. 130856 - 130856, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cej.2021.130856
    Journal articles | 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
    Journal articles | 2021
    Fetanat M; Keshtiara M; Keyikoglu R; Khataee A; Daiyan R; Razmjou A, 2021, 'Machine learning for design of thin-film nanocomposite membranes', Separation and Purification Technology, vol. 270, pp. 118383 - 118383, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.seppur.2021.118383
    Journal articles | 2021
    Foller T; Daiyan R; Jin X; Leverett J; Kim H; Webster R; Yap JE; Wen X; Rawal A; DeSilva KKH; Yoshimura M; Bustamante H; Chang SLY; Kumar P; You Y; Lee GH; Amal R; Joshi R, 2021, 'Enhanced graphitic domains of unreduced graphene oxide and the interplay of hydration behaviour and catalytic activity', Materials Today, http://arxiv.org/abs/2007.00860v5
    Journal articles | 2021
    Gurieff N; Moghtaderi B; Daiyan R; Amal R, 2021, 'Gas transition: Renewable hydrogen’s future in eastern Australia’s energy networks', Energies, vol. 14, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/en14133968
    Journal articles | 2021
    Kim S; Singh G; Sathish CI; Panigrahi P; Daiyan R; Lu X; Sugi Y; Kim IY; Vinu A, 2021, 'Tailoring the Pore Size, Basicity, and Binding Energy of Mesoporous C3N5 for CO2 Capture and Conversion', Chemistry - An Asian Journal, vol. 16, pp. 3999 - 4005, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/asia.202101069
    Journal articles | 2021
    Leverett J; Daiyan R; Gong L; Iputera K; Tong Z; Qu J; Ma Z; Zhang Q; Cheong S; Cairney J; Liu RS; Lu X; Xia Z; Dai L; Amal R, 2021, 'Designing Undercoordinated Ni-Nxand Fe-Nxon Holey Graphene for Electrochemical CO2Conversion to Syngas', ACS Nano, vol. 15, pp. 12006 - 12018, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsnano.1c03293
    Journal articles | 2021
    Saputera WH; Amri AF; Daiyan R; Sasongko D, 2021, 'Photocatalytic Technology for Palm Oil Mill Effluent (POME) Wastewater Treatment: Current Progress and Future Perspective.', Materials (Basel), vol. 14, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ma14112846
    Journal articles | 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
    Journal articles | 2021
    Tran-Phu T; Fusco Z; Di Bernardo I; Lipton-Duffin J; Toe CY; Daiyan R; Gengenbach T; Lin CH; Bo R; Nguyen HT; Barca GMJ; Wu T; Chen H; Amal R; Tricoli A, 2021, 'Understanding the Role of Vanadium Vacancies in BiVO4for Efficient Photoelectrochemical Water Oxidation', Chemistry of Materials, vol. 33, pp. 3553 - 3565, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.chemmater.0c04866
    Journal articles | 2021
    Zhang Q; Kumar P; Zhu X; Daiyan R; Bedford NM; Wu K; Han Z; Zhang T; Amal R; Lu X, 2021, 'Oxygen Reduction Reaction: Electronically Modified Atomic Sites Within a Multicomponent Co/Cu Composite for Efficient Oxygen Electroreduction (Adv. Energy Mater. 17/2021)', Advanced Energy Materials, vol. 11, pp. 2170067 - 2170067, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/aenm.202170067
    Journal articles | 2021
    Zhang Q; Kumar P; Zhu X; Daiyan R; Bedford NM; Wu KH; Han Z; Zhang T; Amal R; Lu X, 2021, 'Electronically Modified Atomic Sites Within a Multicomponent Co/Cu Composite for Efficient Oxygen Electroreduction', Advanced Energy Materials, vol. 11, pp. 2100303 - 2100303, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/aenm.202100303
    Journal articles | 2021
    Zhang Q; Zhe Ru ZL; Daiyan R; Kumar P; Pan J; Lu X; Amal R, 2021, 'Surface reconstruction enabled efficient hydrogen generation on a cobalt-iron phosphate electrocatalyst in neutral water', ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, vol. 13, pp. 53798 - 53809, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsami.1c14588
    Journal articles | 2021
    Zheng X; Mofarah SS; Cazorla C; Daiyan R; Esmailpour AA; Scott J; Yao Y; Lim S; Wong V; Chen EY; Arandiyan H; Koshy P; Sorrell CC, 2021, 'Decoupling the Impacts of Engineering Defects and Band Gap Alignment Mechanism on the Catalytic Performance of Holey 2D CeO2−x-Based Heterojunctions', Advanced Functional Materials, vol. 31, pp. 2103171 - 2103171, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/adfm.202103171
    Journal articles | 2020
    Allioux FM; Merhebi S; Ghasemian MB; Tang J; Merenda A; Abbasi R; Mayyas M; Daeneke T; O'Mullane AP; Daiyan R; Amal R; Kalantar-Zadeh K, 2020, 'Bi-Sn Catalytic Foam Governed by Nanometallurgy of Liquid Metals', Nano Letters, vol. 20, pp. 4403 - 4409, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.nanolett.0c01170
    Journal articles | 2020
    Allioux FM; Merhebi S; Tang J; Idrus-Saidi SA; Abbasi R; Saborio MG; Ghasemian MB; Han J; Namivandi-Zangeneh R; O'Mullane AP; Koshy P; Daiyan R; Amal R; Boyer C; Kalantar-Zadeh K, 2020, 'Catalytic Metal Foam by Chemical Melting and Sintering of Liquid Metal Nanoparticles', Advanced Functional Materials, vol. 30, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/adfm.201907879
    Journal articles | 2020
    Daiyan R; Chen R; Kumar P; Bedford NM; Qu J; Cairney JM; Lu X; Amal R, 2020, 'Tunable Syngas Production through CO2 Electroreduction on Cobalt-Carbon Composite Electrocatalyst', ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, vol. 12, pp. 9307 - 9315, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsami.9b21216
    Journal articles | 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
    Journal articles | 2020
    Daiyan R; Macgill I; Amal R, 2020, 'Opportunities and Challenges for Renewable Power-to-X', ACS Energy Letters, vol. 5, pp. 3843 - 3847, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsenergylett.0c02249
    Journal articles | 2020
    Daiyan R; Saputera WH; Masood H; Leverett J; Lu X; Amal R, 2020, 'A Disquisition on the Active Sites of Heterogeneous Catalysts for Electrochemical Reduction of CO2 to Value-Added Chemicals and Fuel', Advanced Energy Materials, vol. 10, pp. 1902106 - 1902106, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/aenm.201902106
    Journal articles | 2020
    Daiyan R; Zhu X; Tong Z; Gong L; Razmjou A; Liu RS; Xia Z; Lu X; Dai L; Amal R, 2020, 'Transforming active sites in nickel–nitrogen–carbon catalysts for efficient electrochemical CO2 reduction to CO', Nano Energy, vol. 78, pp. 105213 - 105213, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nanoen.2020.105213
    Journal articles | 2020
    Tran-Phu T; Daiyan R; Fusco Z; Ma Z; Amal R; Tricoli A, 2020, 'Nanostructured β-Bi2O3 Fractals on Carbon Fibers for Highly Selective CO2 Electroreduction to Formate', Advanced Functional Materials, vol. 30, pp. 1906478 - 1906478, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/adfm.201906478
    Journal articles | 2020
    Tran-Phu T; Daiyan R; Fusco Z; Ma Z; Rahim LRA; Kiy A; Kluth P; Guo X; Zhu Y; Chen H; Amal R; Tricoli A, 2020, 'Multifunctional nanostructures of Au-Bi2O3fractals for CO2reduction and optical sensing', Journal of Materials Chemistry A, vol. 8, pp. 11233 - 11245, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/d0ta01723j
    Journal articles | 2020
    Yates J; Daiyan R; Patterson R; Egan R; Amal R; Ho-Baille A; Chang NL, 2020, 'Techno-economic Analysis of Hydrogen Electrolysis from Off-Grid Stand-Alone Photovoltaics Incorporating Uncertainty Analysis', Cell Reports Physical Science, vol. 1, pp. 100209 - 100209, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.xcrp.2020.100209
    Journal articles | 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
    Journal articles | 2019
    Daiyan R; Lu X; Tan X; Zhu X; Chen R; Smith SC; Amal R, 2019, 'Antipoisoning nickel-carbon electrocatalyst for practical electrochemical co2 reduction to CO', ACS Applied Energy Materials, vol. 2, pp. 8002 - 8009, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsaem.9b01470
    Journal articles | 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
    Journal articles | 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
    Journal articles | 2019
    Lu X; Tan X; Zhang Q; Daiyan R; Pan J; Chen R; Tahini HA; Wang DW; Smith SC; Amal R, 2019, 'Versatile electrocatalytic processes realized by Ni, Co and Fe alloyed core coordinated carbon shells', Journal of Materials Chemistry A, vol. 7, pp. 12154 - 12165, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c9ta01723b
    Journal articles | 2019
    Tang J; Daiyan R; Ghasemian MB; Idrus-Saidi SA; Zavabeti A; Daeneke T; Yang J; Koshy P; Cheong S; Tilley RD; Kaner RB; Amal R; Kalantar-Zadeh K, 2019, 'Advantages of eutectic alloys for creating catalysts in the realm of nanotechnology-enabled metallurgy', Nature Communications, vol. 10, pp. 4645, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41467-019-12615-6
    Journal articles | 2018
    Daiyan R; Lu X; Saputera WH; Ng YH; Amal R, 2018, 'Highly Selective Reduction of CO2 to Formate at Low Overpotentials Achieved by a Mesoporous Tin Oxide Electrocatalyst', ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering, vol. 6, pp. 1670 - 1679, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acssuschemeng.7b02913
    Journal articles | 2018
    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
    Journal articles | 2017
    Daiyan R; Lu X; Ng YH; Amal R, 2017, 'Highly Selective Conversion of CO2 to CO Achieved by a Three-Dimensional Porous Silver Electrocatalyst', ChemistrySelect, vol. 2, pp. 879 - 884, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/slct.201601980
    Journal articles | 2017
    Daiyan R; Lu X; Ng YH; Amal R, 2017, 'Liquid Hydrocarbon Production from CO2: Recent Development in Metal-Based Electrocatalysis', ChemSusChem, vol. 10, pp. 4342 - 4358, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/cssc.201701631
    Journal articles | 2017
    Daiyan R; Lu X; Ng YH; Amal R, 2017, 'Surface engineered tin foil for electrocatalytic reduction of carbon dioxide to formate', Catalysis Science and Technology, vol. 7, pp. 2542 - 2550, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c7cy00246g
  • Reports | 2021
    Daiyan R; Hermawan M; Amal R, 2021, P2X-Enabling Indirect Electrification, http://dx.doi.org/10.26190/p9qs-kj38
    Reports | 2021
    Daiyan R; Macgill I; Amal R; Kara S; Aguey-Zinsou FK; Khan MH; Pollepalle K; Rayward-Smith W, 2021, The Case for an Australian Hydrogen Export Market to Germany: State of Play, http://dx.doi.org/10.26190/35zd-8p21, https://www.globh2e.org.au/hysupply-publication
    Preprints | 2020
    Foller T; Daiyan R; Jin X; Leverett J; Kim H; Webster R; Yap JE; Wen X; Rawal A; DeSilva KKH; Yoshimura M; Bustamante H; Chang SLY; Kumar P; You Y; Lee GH; Amal R; Joshi R, 2020, Enhanced graphitic domains of unreduced graphene oxide and the interplay of hydration behaviour and catalytic activity

  • 2021: UNSW Faculty of Engineering Teaching Award ($15,000).
  • 2021: NSW Office of Chief Scientist and Engineer: NSW Power-to-X Feasibility Study ($50,000).
  • 2020: Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade: Australia-Germany Hydrogen Value Chain Feasibility Study ($583,000).
  • 2020: ARC Training Centre for Global Hydrogen Economy, Chief Investigator for Theme 1 and 4 ($4.9 million).
  • 2020: Confidential Bank Contract Research: Feasibility of Renewable Hydrogen ($35,000).
  • 2020: CRC-P H2Store/DIIS: Chief Investigator, Review of the solar PV and hybrid energy storage system performance ($300,000)
  • 2020: CSIRO Research Grant: Techno-economic analysis of commercial H2 generation in Australia ($45,000).
  • 2020: UNSW Digital Futures Grid Institute Grant: Generation of Renewable-powered Synthetic Fuels from Waste Carbon Dioxide ($60,000).
  • 2019: UNSW Digital Futures Grid Institute Grant: Generating Renewable Hydrogen: Power to Gas Research ($120,000).
  • 2018: UNSW Faculty of Engineering Postdoctoral Writing Fellowship ($10,000).
  • 2018: Runner up, The UNSW Engineering Postgraduate Research Symposium ($500 in prize money).
  • 2018: Winner, Faculty of Engineering Three Minute Thesis ($2,500 in prize money).
  • 2017: Finalist, AMP Amplify Ignite ($2,000 in prize money).
  • 2017: FameLab State Finalist.