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
  • Journal articles | 2022
    Shepherd J; Haider Ali Khan M; Amal R; Daiyan R; MacGill I, 2022, 'Open-source project feasibility tools for supporting development of the green ammonia value chain', Energy Conversion and Management, vol. 274, pp. 116413 - 116413, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.enconman.2022.116413
    Journal articles | 2022
    Tian Z; Zhang Q; Thomsen L; Gao N; Pan J; Daiyan R; Yun J; Brandt J; López-Salas N; Lai F; Li Q; Liu T; Amal R; Lu X; Antonietti M, 2022, 'Constructing Interfacial Boron-Nitrogen Moieties in Turbostratic Carbon for Electrochemical Hydrogen Peroxide Production', Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, vol. 61, pp. e202206915, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/anie.202206915
    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
    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 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 | 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

  • 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.