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PhD projects

1. Carbon Dioxide Conversion to Chemicals
2. Hydrogen Liquefaction and transport
3. Carbon Dioxide Capture
4. Adsorption Engineering
5. Advanced Separation Processes using Adsorption Principles

1987 …2024

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Personal profile


Prof Paul Webley is a Professor of Chemical Engineering at Monash University and the Director of the Woodside Monash Energy Partnership.  He received his and MScEng and PhD degrees in chemical engineering from MIT in 1986 and 1989.

The underlying theme of Webley’s research is technology for environmental and energy applications including:  CO2 capture and utilization systems for the industrial and energy sectors, hydrogen generation, storage and utilization technologies, design of energy efficient thermodynamic systems, and negative emissions technologies.  Over the 25 years Prof Webley has had a major impact on the design, and implementation of adsorption based carbon capture technologies which he is now applying to CO2 conversion.  

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 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water

Education/Academic qualification

Chemical Engineering, PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Award Date: 2 Jan 1990

Chemical Engineering, MSCEP, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Award Date: 24 Oct 1986

External positions

Executive Director, Dimer Technology Pty Ltd

co-Director, Uno Technology Pty Ltd

Research area keywords

  • Carbon Capture
  • carbon conversion
  • Thermodynamics
  • hydrogen production and storage
  • clean fuels
  • energy efficiency

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