Professor Tao is the Co-Director and Alternative Liquid Fuels Theme Lead, based at the University of Warwick. He has significant research experience studying alternative liquid fuels and is active in developing new catalysts for synthesis and cracking of ammonia.
Tao is particularly interested in any new materials and technologies related to ammonia such as ammonia fuel cells, electrolysis of ammonia, ammonia synthesis through conventional Haber-Bosch process and the new electrochemical synthesis process and, cracking of ammonia for hydrogen production.
Research interests include:
- Ionic/electronic conducting materials
- Fuel cells, hydrogen/ammonia/alcohol fuel cells
- Batteries, aqueous rechargeable batteries
- Electrolysers for green hydrogen production
- Electrochemical synthesis (hydrocarbons, ammonia)
- Catalysts for green ammonia synthesis / cracking
- Wastewater treatment via electrochemical processes
Hydrogen and low-carbon liquid fuels, such as ammonia, are important energy vectors for the low-carbon economy. We are privileged to be selected as one of the hydrogen researcher coordinators.