My core interests cover electrochemical energy storage with a particular emphasis on lithium metal batteries. Our research teams are focussed on developing novel electrolytes based on room temperature ionic liquids (molten salts that are liquid at room temperature) to enable high energy batteries such as Li-S and Li-Air. We are also developing electrolytes to enable high voltage cathode materials for lithium-ion batteries.
Our other area of interest is in wearable power. CSIRO has developed flexible batteries which could, ultimately, be able to be integrated into garments and apparel to power the next generation of electronics. We also have a large interest in energy harvesting as well.