Solar rechargeable Zinc-Bromine Flow Batteries

Project opportunity

This Earmarked Scholarship project is aligned with a recently awarded Category 1 research grant. It offers you the opportunity to work with leading researchers and contribute to large projects of national significance.

Australia is an energy-intensive country, in terms of both production and consumption per capita. Solar energy storage technology, which can reduce emissions of carbon dioxide and alleviate environmental and climate change, will directly benefit the Australian economy. This project aims to develop a new solar energy storage technology by integrating a solar charging process with the flow battery system for better utilization of the abundant yet intermittently available sunlight. Expected outcomes include a new solar driven rechargeable technology with high solar to electricity efficiency, which have strong commercial potential and will help to position Australia at the forefront of solar energy storage device development. The outcomes of this research will also significantly contribute new knowledge in materials science, electrochemistry, and nanotechnology, where Australia enjoys a competitive advantage.

Scholarship value

As a scholarship recipient, you'll receive: 

  • living stipend of $32,192 per annum tax free (2023 rate), indexed annually
  • tuition fees covered
  • single Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)


Dr Bin Luo

Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology


Preferred educational background

Your application will be assessed on a competitive basis.

We take into account your

  • previous academic record
  • publication record
  • honours and awards
  • employment history.

A working knowledge of material science, electrochemistry, and nanotechnology would be of benefit to someone working on this project.

A background or knowledge of electrochemistry is highly desirable.

Latest commencement date

If you are the successful candidate, you must commence by Research Quarter 2, 2024. You should apply at least 3 months prior to the research quarter commencement date.

If you are an international applicant, you may need to apply much earlier for visa requirements.

How to apply

You apply for this project as part of your PhD program application.

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