Emeritus Professor Maria Skyllas-Kazacos

Emeritus Professor Maria Skyllas-Kazacos

Fields of research: Energy Generation, Conversion and Storage Engineering, Electrochemistry, Process Control and Simulation
Campus: Kensington

Maria Skyllas-Kazacos is a Professor in the School of Chemical Sciences and Engineering. Her research and professional interests include:

Metal Extraction and Molten Salts
Aluminium electrowinning from cryolite and alternative electrolytes. Aluminium plating from room temperature electrolytes. Advanced control in aluminium smelting. Vanadium extraction from fly-ash and spent catalysts.

Battery Research
Vanadium Redox-cell batteries for remote area and load levelling applications. Commercial...

Maria Skyllas-Kazacos is a Professor in the School of Chemical Sciences and Engineering. Her research and professional interests include:

Metal Extraction and Molten Salts
Aluminium electrowinning from cryolite and alternative electrolytes. Aluminium plating from room temperature electrolytes. Advanced control in aluminium smelting. Vanadium extraction from fly-ash and spent catalysts.

Battery Research
Vanadium Redox-cell batteries for remote area and load levelling applications. Commercial prototype design and development. Field testing of vanadium battery in Solar House applications and electric golf cart. Redox fuel cells and batteries for electric vehicles.

Electrode Processes and Electrode Materials
Chronopotentiometry, cyclic voltammetry and rotating ring-disc voltammetry for study of mechanisms of electrode reactions at different electrode surfaces. Preparation and characterization of conductive polymers and conductive plastic composites. Electrode activation and modification.

Membranes for Electrochemical Systems
Membrane characterization for redox cell applications. Membrane modification.

Location

Tyree Energy Technologies Building

Contact

+61 (2) 9385 4335
+61 (2) 9385 5966

Videos

Go with the Flow

Research Activities

Vanadium Redox Battery

Project

Vanadium Redox Battery

UNSW has been at the forefront of vanadium redox flow battery technology since the invention of the first all-vanadium redox flow cell by Professor Maria Skyllas-Kazacos and co-workers in 1985.