Project summary

​Iron flow batteries are one of the most promising choices for clean, reliable, and cost effective long-duration energy storage. One of the key obstacles for large scale commercial deployment is the low round-trip energy efficiency caused by the competitive side reactions during battery charging. The project aims to address this issue by engineering the negative electrode-electrolyte interface with functional materials to improve battery performance and thus further reduce the cost of energy storage. Expected outcomes include new materials and methods for advanced battery technology and manufacturing. The success of the project will significantly support the national priority of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.

Project members

Project lead


Associate Professor Bin Luo

ARC Future Fellow & Group Leader
Luo Group



Dr Masud Rana

Advance Queensland Industry Research Fellow
Luo Group

Dr Xiyue Peng

Research Officer
Luo Group

Dr Tongen Lin

Post-doctoral researcher
Wang Group

Cailing He

PhD Student
Luo Group