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Research Areas

Thematic AreasLatis Launch

  • Energy generation using renewable natural resources (wind, solar, wave, ocean current, hydro)
  • Bio-fuels and advanced conversion
  • Energy conservation, storage, energy efficiency
  • Environmental sensors; thermal, emissions, gases, radiation, distributed environment monitoring
  • Sustainability and energy-related environmental considerations
  • Life-cycle engineering


  • Fluidised Bed Gasifie
  • High-pressure Pyrolysis Reactor
  • Marine wet & dry test labs
  • Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV)
  • Microscopy suite
  • High-performance computing
  • Electrochemical Measurement Suite
  • Controlled Atmosphere GloveBox
  • Wave Energy Research Test Facility

Theme 1          Chemical Technologies for Biomass and Biofuels

Theme 2          Energy Storage and Generation

Theme 3          Evaluation and Support of Energy Systems