RCC eResearch Analyst Dr Marlies Hankel is a Chief Investigator on a project, recently awarded an ARC Discovery Project grant, that looks to realise low cost, long-life and safe batteries.
The grant will enable her and her collaborators Professor Shanqing Zhang, Griffith University, Dr Delai Ye, UQ and Dr Gao Liu, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (U.S.), to investigate sustainable natural polymers to develop green electrode technologies for manufacturing batteries with greatly reduced production and environmental costs. The project is titled ‘Functionalising sustainable natural binders for energy storage devices'.
The in-depth understandings from the combination of experiments and computation simulations will help create strategies to realise better batteries.
RCC congratulates Marlies and her collaborators on being awarded an ARC grant.