Ultra-pure support materials with well-defined pore structures

In this project we will explore new approaches to design and assemble 3D ordered porous metal oxide nanostructures, with high phase and surface purity and well defined pore structure

These serve as supports for model catalysts that will be tested to provide insight on the role of the support, which is useful to optimize existing commercial catalysts (improving molecular and energy efficiency) and will also serve as a base for the design and preparation for catalyst to realise new sustainable fuels and chemicals. Hence, the project has a good fit to the overall research goal of ARC CBBC, as it concerns building blocks for novel sustainable energy and materials.