Xiao Ying Wong
PhD Candidate | UNSW Sydney
I started my PhD study after completing a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering at UNSW. I found research was indeed interesting and exciting from my bachelor thesis, which I used CFD simulations to solve a real-life problem, and decided to continue my PhD study afterwards.
My PhD aims to understand the bubble behaviour in the electrolyser’s flow channel and optimise the flow channel design to increase the electrolyser’s efficiency. I used CFD simulations to understand the milli-scale bubble behaviour in different flow channel designs and conducted experiments to validate my simulation findings. A novel and optimised flow channel design is proposed. It is supported by both the simulation and experimental results that it has a higher bubble removal efficiency and a lower pressure drop, as well as improved the performance of a water electrolyser.
Supervisors: Prof. Yansong Shen and Prof. Rose Amal