Technical Stream Speakers

List of Plenary Speakers

Dr. Fermin Cuevas


FeTi-based intermetallic compounds for large-scale stationary hydrogen storage

Prof. Paolo Fornasiero

University of Trieste, Italy

A personal perspective into the catalysts for hydrogen production

Prof Anita-Ho-Bailie

University of Sydney

Prof. Akihiko Kudo

Tokyo University of Science, Japan

Artificial photosynthesis using powdered photocatalyst materials

Prof. Nathan Lewis

California Institute of Technology (CALTECH), USA


List of Keynote Speakers

Prof Doug Macfarlane

Monash University

Towards Solar Fuels - Hydrogen and Ammonia

Prof. Lianzhou Wang

University of Queensland

Perovskite Materials for High Efficiency Quantum Dot Solar cells and Beyond

Prof. Thomas Klassen

Helmhotz-Zentrum Geesthacht

Hydrogen Generation and Storage: from Materials to Components

Prof. Kylie Catchpole

Australia National University

Hybrid Perovskite Quantum Dots for High Efficiency Solar Cells

A/Prof. Simon Smart

University of Queensland


Prof.Gus Nathan

Centre for Energy Technology, Univ of Adelaide

Emerging roles for hydrogen in decarbonizing heavy industrial processes

Prof. Evan Gray

Griffith University

Is there a role for metal-hydride hydrogen storage in the developing hydrogen economy?

List of Invited Speakers

Title of talk
Dr Nick Burke
Victorian Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions
What part can coal-derived hydrogen play in Australia’s Energy Future?
Prof Umit Demirci
University of Montpellier
MBNH materials for solid-state hydrogen storage – Focus on alkali and alkaline-earth hydrazinidoboranes
Prof. Gerry Sweigers
Univ of Wollongong
A New Class of Bubble‐Free Water Electrolyzer that is Highly Energy Efficient
Prof. Robert Willows
Macquarie University
Optimising biohydrogen production in bacteria using synthetic biology
Dr Alexander Simonov
Monash University
Towards sustainable electrosynthesis of hydrogen and ammonia
Dr Gurpreet Kaur
Solid oxide electrolysers: Efficient technology for utilization and transportation of renewable energy in form of value-added chemicals and fuels
Prof. Dongke Zhang
Univ of Western Australia
Renewable H2 and H2 Carriers as Clean Transport Fuels
Prof. Michael Brear
Melbourne University
Hydrogen, Hydrogen everywhere, but will we drink a drop
Prof. Tatsuya Kodama
Niigata University
Solar thermochemical water splitting cycle with a particle reactor
Prof. Michelle Spencer
Prof. John Andrews
A/Prof Jonathan Love
H2Xport Project – A Pilot Scale Renewable Hydrogen Plant
Dr Paul Feron
Methane as renewable energy carrier
Prof. Gunther Anderson
Flinders University
Photocatalysts for H2 Production Based on Metal Clusters as Co-Catalysts
Dr Anirudhha Kulkarni
Fortescue Future Industries
A/Prof. Zhenguo Huang
University Technology Sydney
Amine-borane systems featuring room temperature dehydrogenation
Dr Tom Rufford
University of Queensland
Controlling electrolyser flooding at high-current density in electrochemical CO2 conversion to CO and ethylene
Prof Hieu Nguyen
Australia National University
The multi efforts behind solar cell efficiencies: the fundamentals, characterisation and materials engineering.
Prof. Anita Ho-Baillie
University of Sydney
Dr Shigeru Ikeda
Konan University, Japan
Photoelectrochemical Applications of Chalcopyrite and Kesterite Compound Thin Films
A/Prof Yunhau Ng
City University of Hongkong
A/Prof Xiaojing Hao
UNSW Sydney
Design of Green Kesterite for Solar Photovoltaic and Photoelectrochemical CO2 reduction
Dr Jessica Allen
University of Newcastle
Process considerations for electrochemically driven green ammonia and carbon negative materials
Prof. Adam Lee
Dr Yijiao Jiang
Macquarie University
Heterogeneous Molecular Electrocatalysts for Carbon Dioxide Reduction in Water
Dr Siva Karuturi
Australian National University
Advanced Semiconductor and Catalytic Materials for Direct Solar Hydrogen Generation