Centre for Catalysis and Clean Energy (CCCEE)

Griffith University

Formerly known as Centre for Clean Environment and Energy

The Centre focuses on innovative chemical, microbiological and nano-technological approaches to understand the effects of pollutants within aquatic environments and soils. CCCEE focuses equally on the development of enabling technological solutions for environmental assessment and remediation, and new sources of renewable energy. The Centre’s research team specialises in environmental and pollution chemistry, environmental microbiology, geochemistry, sensing technology, electrochemistry, biochemistry and biotechnology, photochemistry and photocatalysis, membrane science and nanotechnology.

The research focus includes:

  • Catalysts and catalysis
  • Water resource management
  • Natural product chemistry
  • Energy storage and conservation
Organisation type
  • University Research Centre
Number of research staff
Up to 20 research staff
Room 3.18, Science 1 Building (G24), Gold Coast campus, Griffith University QLD 4222

Strengths and capabilities

  • Microbiology
  • Environmental monitoring
  • Wastewater management
  • Renewable energy research
  • Pollutants identification
  • Functional nanomaterials
  • Environmental assessment and remediation
  • Expertise in innovative chemistry

Facilities and major equipment

  • Solar cell testing suite
  • Photochemical reactor
  • Photoelectrocatalytic testing suites
  • Rotating ring|disk electrode with CHI 760 electrochemical station
  • Microscopes and analytical instruments
  • Sample preparation tools such as vacuum evaporator, centrifuge and freeze dryer
  • Characterisation instruments, including spectrometers
  • Analytical instruments

Lead researcher

Professor Huijun Zhao—Research expertise in photocatalysts, analytical chemistry, water treatment and quality, energy storage

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