Maggie Lim

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PhD | UNSW Sydney

I graduated with Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical) (Honours) in 2020. Being driven with the passion to providing a better living and carbon-free environment to the future generation, I pursue my career as a researcher in the field of renewable energy. I am dedicated to developing technologies to drive the transformation from the current fossil-powered age to a clean and green energy future.  

My research aims to develop a novel, self-sustaining electrocatalytic system to synthesising green ammonia. Particularly, my PhD projects focus on using advanced engineering techniques such as plasma pre-treatment hydrothermal synthesis approaches to develop high-performance, stable electrocatalysts. This system is promising as it utilises only air and water, is compatible with variable renewable energy and is intrinsically compatible with the decentralised production of ammonia, thus reducing transportation and storage costs.  

The outcome of this research can potentially further drive the development of global hydrogen industry. Being a carbon free energy carrier and a great hydrogen vector, ammonia liquid potentially becomes an efficient hydrogen energy carrier. In addition to its existing imperative roles as chemicals in manufacturing a wide range of chemicals, it has potential to overcome the limitations of the use of hydrogen as a fuel. It minimizes the need for extensive hydrogen storage space and ensures safer storage and easier transportation.