Tuesday, 6 August 2019

The Centre for Energy is excited to announce a new PhD project available for students interested in low-carbon technology research.

The project focuses on the synthesis of alcohols for use as transport fuels from methane and carbon dioxide using a low-temperature plasma-catalytic reactor. The future student will have the opportunity to develop and test new heterogeneous catalysts in a plasma reactor, and examine the underlying mechanisms of plasma catalysis.

Dr Jesse Santoso (featured) is the Research Associate in charge of the project. With experience in plasma sources, diagnostics, and modelling, he hopes this project will improve our understanding of the exciting new field of plasma catalysis and lead to advances in low-carbon technology.

The Centre for Energy welcomes applications from across Physics, Chemistry or Chemical Engineering.

More information can be found here or by contacting Dr Santoso .

Media references

Dr Isabelle Jones (+61 8) 6488 7600

Dr Carina Wang (+61 8) 6488 7600


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