046 | 100 Rose Amal: Chemical engineering for clean energy
Through the blended applications of chemistry, maths and physics, chemical engineers are re-designing emissions intensive industrial practises. Pioneering chemical engineer Professor Rose Amal is developing innovative engineering systems harnessing energy from the sun for a range of sustainable outcomes, including generating hydrogen and purifying water.
See Rose Amal in conversation with journalist Rae Johnston, recorded live at Powerhouse as part of 100 Climate Conversations. Entry is free, but bookings are essential as places are limited. Doors open at 9.15am for a 9.30am start. No late admittance.
100 Climate Conversations is a two-year survey of visionary Australians who are accelerating the net zero carbon revolution. To find out more and subscribe to the podcast visit 100climateconversations.com.
Rose Amal OAM is a Scientia Professor at the UNSW School of Chemical Engineering where she is co-director of the ARC Training Centre for the Global Hydrogen Economy. The chemical engineer is recognised as a pioneer and leading authority in the fields of fine particle technology, photocatalysis and functional nanomaterials. Her research focuses on designing nanomaterials for solar and chemical energy conversion applications. These applications include catalysis for water and air purification, water splitting to generate hydrogen, and decarbonisation. She also works on engineering systems for solar induced processes, using the sun’s energy as a clean fuel source.
Rae Johnston is a multi-award-winning STEM journalist, Wiradjuri woman, mother and broadcaster. The first Science & Technology Editor for NITV at SBS, she was previously the first female editor of Gizmodo Australia, and the first Indigenous editor of Junkee. She is a part of the prestigious ‘brains trust’ the Leonardos group for The Science Gallery Melbourne, a mentor with The Working Lunch program supporting entry-level women in STEM and an ambassador for both St Vincent De Paul and the Australian STEM Video Game Challenge.