Scaled Management Systems

Solving Global Warming with Nanoporous Materials

Vice Chancellor of the Future Industries Institute, UniSA, Professor Tanya Monro (formerly Director of the Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale BioPhotonics, and the Institute for Photonics and Advanced Sensing), hails the appointment of “Prof Ajayan Vinu as “A fantastic complement to the Institute, which is focussed on research that will seed future industries and also provide solutions to emerging challenges.”

The Future Industries Institute brings together the University of South Australia’s research capacity across four key strands: Minerals and resources engineering; Energy and advanced manufacturing; Environmental science and engineering; and Biomaterials engineering and nanomedicine.

Professor Vinu’s research into nanoporous carbon nitride is creating excitement among environmental scientists troubled by the rapid progression to critical global warming.
“This fascinating material is not only helping in reducing CO2 levels by developing an efficient, low-cost photo electrochemical semiconductor device, but also offers a clean fuel source from the conversion of absorbed CO2 molecules.

The Future Industries Institute – UniSA