Dr Yan Jiao

Research Field: Chemical Engineering

Imagine an unlivable planet earth with depleted fossil fuels and severe greenhouse effects, which will happen in the future if we do nothing. We need to act early to address the dwindling supply of fossil fuels, and the climate change caused by these fuels.

Dr Jiao’s research is developing innovative catalyst materials that can convert clean and inexhaustible energy resources to transportable fuels, to replace the traditional fossil fuels. She is designing more efficient and reliable materials via computer modelling.

Dr Jiao has participated in the organization and delivery of activities for Young Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) events. She has Led the production of an online video on the topic of design new catalyst materials for clean energy conversion and has given webinars on the topic of designing new catalyst materials for clean energy conversion.

Yan completed her PhD in 2012 at the University of Queensland. She is currently a Senior Lecturer at the University of Adelaide