Dr Bin Luo's ARC Future Fellowship success

12 Oct 2020

Dr Bin Luo has been awarded a highly competitive Future Fellowship.

Dr Luo will use $790 479 in funding to develop new sustainable power source for future wearable electronics in UQ Nanomaterials Centre.

This project aims to develop a new solar battery as a sustainable power source for future wearable electronics. The research will develop solar rechargeable Zinc-Manganese oxide batteries based on new stretchable microelectrodes and materials engineering for the direct storage of solar energy. Expected outcomes include new classes of planar-type solar batteries, functional microelectrodes and energy materials, as well as new knowledge generated from collaborations across materials science, photoelectrochemistry and nanotechnology disciplines. These will not only expand the applications of solar batteries to a new domain of wearable electronics, but also may eventually lead to new industry advances in functional materials for clean energy.