Associate Professor Kondo-Francois Aguey-Zinsou

Associate Professor Kondo-Francois Aguey-Zinsou

Fields of research: Energy Generation, Conversion and Storage Engineering, Nanomaterials, Physical Chemistry of Materials, Biocatalysis and Enzyme Technology, Catalysis and Mechanisms of Reactions, Carbon Capture Engineering (excl. Sequestration)
Campus: Kensington
Tags: Energy transformation, Energy storage, Hydrogen Storage, Environmentally Sustainable Transport, Environmentally Sustainable Energy Activities, Air quality, Expanding Knowledge

A/Prof. Kondo-Francois Aguey-Zinsou is leading the Material Energy Research Laboratory in nanoscale (MERLin). His research is focused on the physical-chemistry of light metals and their hydrides at the nano-scale. His research group is aiming at designing a first generation materials capable of storing at least 3 mass % of hydrogen in the next 10 years.  A/Prof. Aguey-Zinsou has over 12 years of research in the field of hydrogen technology. He his also developping novel technologies for...

A/Prof. Kondo-Francois Aguey-Zinsou is leading the Material Energy Research Laboratory in nanoscale (MERLin). His research is focused on the physical-chemistry of light metals and their hydrides at the nano-scale. His research group is aiming at designing a first generation materials capable of storing at least 3 mass % of hydrogen in the next 10 years.  A/Prof. Aguey-Zinsou has over 12 years of research in the field of hydrogen technology. He his also developping novel technologies for the effective conversion of CO2 into synthetic fuels and the effective utilisation of ezymes to catalyse hydrogen based reaction in novel fuel cell systems. During the last 4 years, A/Prof. Aguey-Zinsou has secured over $3 million in grant funding and established a hydrogen research laboratory unique to the Australia scene. He has published extensively in high ranking journals and has strong links with industry.

To view A/Prof. Aguey-Zinsou's research group, clikc http://www.merlin.unsw.edu.au/

Location

Room 509, Chemical Sciences Building F10


 

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Contact

+61 2 9385 7970
+ 61 2 9385 5966

Research Activities

Hydrogen technology

Hydrogen technology

Today, most of our energy demand is covered by energy carriers based on fossil fuels and thus finite resources.

Smart windows

Smart windows

One way to improve energy efficiency in buildings is to regulate the heat input through the windows. Metal hydrides can undergo shifts in their electronic properties as they absorb or desorb hydrogen.

Eco-freindly batteries of high capacity

Eco-freindly batteries of high capacity

Metals such as Li, Mg and Al can safely deliver significant amounts of energy through their reaction with oxygen. Control of such a reaction and reversibility would provide a solution for clean and high density energy storage devices.

Making CO2 a renewable fuel

Making CO2 a renewable fuel

Instead of dumping CO2 underground as we have always done with our waste, a better approach is to close the carbon loop and convert CO2 back into fuels.

Replacing Platinum with enzymes

Replacing Platinum with enzymes

Platinum is an important metal in many industrial processes including those involving clean energy production and utilization including fuel cells. Given the scarcity of platinum, we are looking for alternatives.