Three more researchers recognised as leaders of the future

Anthony Vasileff, Xiaoguang Duan and Dongliang Chao have been hailed as rising stars.

Congratulations to our School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials for boasting three of the 40 young researchers listed by The Australian as ones to watch.

Professor Vasileff in dark blazer and white shirt looking at camera

Anthony Vasileff, Xiaoguang Duan and Dongliang Chao were among the top five to be listed in the field of Chemistry and Materials. What a wonderful achievement.

Anthony Vasileff received his PhD in chemical engineering at the University of Adelaide in 2020 and researches the reaction fundamentals of key energy conversion processes like water electrolysis and CO2 reduction to fuels to develop catalyst design strategies. He aims to provide innovative solutions for a green economy. The list recognises his research into Materials Engineering.

He says it is a real honour to be named on the list and receive recognition for all the hard work that’s gone into the research.

There is some fantastic work being done by innovative Australians in renewable energy fields and I hope that celebration of it by the broader public continues to grow,” he said.

Click here to read more about his research.

Xiaoguang Duan facing camera, wearing blue shirt and red t-shirt

Senior Lecturer, Xiaoguang Duan, is on the list for the fourth year running! He is recognised for his work on Chemical Kinetics and Catalysis.

Given the list measures both productivity and impact he sees his inclusion as a wonderful acknowledgment of his research endeavour and achievement.

You can learn more about his research here.

Also included was Dongliang Chao for his research into Materials Engineering. Dr Chao has been focusing on the design and synthesis of advanced materials for novel safe and low-cost energy storage, and analysis of their electrochemical kinetics in combination of in-situ and operando experiments and theoretical computations.

You can click here to learn more about Dongliang's work.

Congratulations again to our three wonderful researchers - may they continue to lead the way well into the future.

The list, published on November 10, is available to read in full via The Australian.

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