Master Thesis

Within the framework of the scientific work at the University of New South Wales we offer a variety of opportunities for interesting and high-quality master thesis projects in the field of research and development of storage systems for renewable energy at the Faculty of Engineering. The following topics are in focus:

  • Redox Flow Batteries
    • Inorganic and organic Redox Flow Batteries (e.g. Vanadium-RFB, Vanadium/Bromide-RFB, Zn/Br-RFB, Fe/Fe-RFB, V/O2-RFB)
    • Development and investigations of components (Electrodes, Electrolytes, Membranes)
    • Cell development and cell tests
    • Stack develeopment and stack tests
    • System developments and behavior of systems
    • Thermal management of storage systems
    • Modelling and simulation
      • Fluidics, Heat, Electrochemistry
      • Properties of cell, stack and systems
      • Techno-economics of energy storage systems
      • Micro-Grid properties
    • Production and recycling of electrolytes
    • Studies, e.g. feasibility studies
  • Liquid metal batteries
  • Iron/Air batteries
  • Water electrolysis

In addition, there are other topics that cover a wide range of scientific work on energy storage systems. Basically, we focus on the mechanical, physical, chemical and electrochemical properties of materials, up to the behavior of cells and the system in the electrical grid.

Due to the wide range of the topics we offer opportunities for many courses of study and degrees at any time. It is therefore worth asking about open master thesis projects, even if the topics listed here do not seem to fit at first and even if there is no specific proposal.

For domestic students:

Please check here first for the tuition fees (MECH):

And here for possibilities for scholarships:

For international students:

Please check here first for the tuition fees (MECH):

There is the possibility for scholarships for international students at the UNSW that waive part or all of the tuition fees. Please have a look at the information on the following pages:


However, you should bear in mind that in addition to the tuition fees, you also have to finance the necessary living costs locally in Sydney.

In general, there are also the possibilities of scholarships from the countries of origin. Therefore, it is essential that you inform yourself about the possibilities of financing through your country of origin first!

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