School of Chemical Engineering

University of Queensland Professor Yusuke Yamauchi, in collaboration with researchers from The University of Tokyo has been awarded the first Rio-Tinto Australia-Japan Collaboration Program Grant.

The Rio Tinto Australia-Japan Collaborative Program, which aims to encourage collaboration between Australia and Japan in science, technology and innovation, awarded the $150,000 grant to the joint project.

The project is a collaboration between Professor Yamauchi at the University of Queensland’s Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology and Associate Professor Toru Wakihara at the University of Tokyo. It will develop new nanostructured materials to extract harmful greenhouse gasses out of the atmosphere and convert them into useful fuels.