ATSE Fellow, Professor Rose Amal, received one of the top Queen’s Birthday Honours earlier this week. She became a companion in the Order of Australia (AC). Her research at the University of New South Wales involves using sunlight and catalysts to split water, producing hydrogen and oxygen. The hydrogen is then reacted with carbon dioxide to produce hydrocarbons for fuels. Not only is the process solar powered, but it also uses up surplus carbon dioxide.
A video explaining her work can be seen on the Australian Science Channel.