UNSW Engineering starts the VIP Project NextGEN

Within the framework of the Vertically Integrated Projects (VIP) consortium, the University of New South Wales has started by piloting several different projects to commence in Term 1 2020, in the field of engineering. By joining VIP, students from second-year onwards form multidisciplinary teams to work on long term world-changing research projects.

Undergraduate students earn academic credit for their work, while academics and postgraduate students benefit from the extended efforts of their teams. Undergraduate students can join their team for a minimum one year to a maximum of three years. Each project can continue on for decades with new students replacing those who have graduated.

As part of VIP, CENELEST and the Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology in Pfinztal/Germany are partners in NextGEN. NextGEN is dedicated to the development of novel electrochemical storage systems for the storage of renewable energy and other applications.

NextGen is dedicated to the following research areas:
– Redox flow batteries
– Hybrid fuel cells
– Liquid metal batteries
– Electrolyte production and stability
– Cell and stack design
– System level design
– Computational hydraulic and electrochemical modelling
– Microgrid simulations

The academic director of NexGEN is Dr. Chris Menictas (c.menictas@unsw.edu.au).

For more information: https://www.challeng.unsw.edu.au/challeng-projects/nextgen-energy-storage

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