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Dr. Karolina Matuszek is a Lecturer in the School of Chemistry at Monash University and has recently been awarded a prestigious Australian Research Council Early Career Industry Fellowship. She has extensive research expertise in renewable energy storage and sustainable catalysis. 

Currently Dr. Matuszek is working in the area of thermal energy storage, which includes designing novel phase change materials that can inexpensively store large quantities of energy during a simple phase transition. The reversibility of this transition allows for facile energy release and offers long lifetimes in use. Phase change material-based technologies have the potential to offer solutions that are low cost, have low environmental impact, good reliability and are highly scalable. 

Dr. Matuszek has strong collaboration with Industry Partner, currently working with Boron Molecular to deveop sustainable phase change materials and sustainable production methods. 

Research interests

1. Phase change materials for renewable energy storage (Review on PCMs).

2. Electrolyes for aluminium batteries.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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