Program 2: Carbon catalysts for renewable energy with zero emissions

Program 2: Carbon catalysts for renewable energy

Program Leaders

CI Prof Yan Jiao and CI Prof Thomas Maschmeyer



At the fundamental level, Program 2 aims to gain mechanistic understanding of carbon catalytic reactions critical to renewable energy conversion and storage devices and systems, including fuel cells, advanced batteries, and seawater splitting.


Based on our research discoveries, advanced carbon catalysts with controlled catalytic active sites will be designed and developed to steer reactions (e.g., ORR, OER, HER) towards the desired products important for energy conversion and storage.


This innovative research program will lead to transformative technologies for clean energy generation and storage, which will have a strong impact on the energy and transportation sectors moving towards zero emissions.