Project summary

This project aims to explore new functionalities of metal halide perovskite materials for sustainable solar energy conversion and storage, beyond the heavily studied perovskite solar cell application. The key concept is to design new types of toxic Lead free/less perovskite materials for use in an integrated photoelectrochemical hydrogen production and solar rechargeable battery system. Systemic study on the relations between material synthesis conditions, device structure, and performance of the new photoelectrochemical system will be conducted. Expected outcomes are low cost and more efficient solar-to-hydrogen conversion and solar energy storage devices, which are important for sustainable utilisation of intermittent solar energy.

Illustration of a solar battery charged by a) the sun or b) the external power supply, and c) the discharging process.


Research Group

Wang Group


Nanomaterials, Energy, Materials, Low Cost Solar Cells, integrated device, Efficiency, solar-to-hydrogen conversion, solar energy storage

Available Student Projects

Development and Applications of Metal Halide Perovskites and Their Derivatives

Development of efficient and stable perovskite solar cells

Structure design for perovskite solar cells

Development of novel quantum dots sensitized solar cells

Project members

Lead Investigator

Professor Lianzhou Wang

Senior Group Leader
Wang Group

Researchers Involved

Dr Yang Bai

UQ Development Fellow
Wang Group
Dr Peng Chen

Peng Chen

ACAP Postdoctoral Fellow
Wang Group

Mengmeng Hao

PhD Student
Wang Group

Dongxu He

Masters Student
Wang Group

Mehri Ghasemi

PhD Student
Wang Group