Energy conversion materials and devices

Monash University is a global leader in energy conversion materials and devices. These have developed across two complimentary streams:

Energy storage

Drawing from over a decade of research on catalysts, ionic liquids, membranes and carbon-based materials, Monash has developed a leading position in energy storage materials and their technologies. A major focus has been on graphene super-capacitors, in which major breakthroughs have led to high impact academic publication, foundational IP, and Supra G Energy.


Monash University has been working in the area of next-generation solar cells for over two decades. A particular focus in this area of research has been on printable solar cell technologies. Developing printable solar cells that possess comparable efficiencies and stabilities to that offered by silicon, will provide a cost-effective solution to meet the world’s increasing power demands.