Project summary

This project aims to develop new solar batteries as sustainable power sources for future wearable electronics. The research will develop solar rechargeable batteries based on new stretchable microelectrodes and materials engineering for the direct storage of solar energy. Expected outcomes include new classes of planar-type solar batteries, functional microelectrodes and energy materials, as well as new knowledge generated from collaborations across materials science, photoelectrochemistry and nanotechnology disciplines. These will not only expand the applications of solar batteries to a new domain of wearable electronics, but also may eventually lead to new industry advances in functional materials for clean energy.



Project members

Lead investigator


Xinyue Hu

PhD student
Luo Group



Associate Professor Bin Luo

ARC Future Fellow & Group Leader
Luo Group

Professor Lianzhou Wang

Senior Group Leader and Australian Research Council Australian Laureate Fellow
Wang Group