RCC/QCIF eResearch Analyst Dr Marlies Hankel was awarded a UQ Promoting Women Fellowship last year, which she is undertaking this year.
The fellowship aims to support more women in reaching higher level positions. It provides funding for time release for one semester to allow the applicant to focus on a specific project.
Marlies’ application was based on her 50% employment with RCC/QCIF (she also works with the Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology), and to be released from her RCC/QCIF duties to write up a current research project for publication in August/September this year.
Her research project is titled: ‘Advanced anode and cathode materials for lithium ion batteries’. She is using computational modelling to investigate the lithium uptake in several novel porous carbon membranes and assess their suitability as lithium ion battery anode materials.