Hydrogen Society of Australia presents

Hydrogen Research at University of Technology Sydney – Hydrogen Links


Hydrogen Links – Industry Focused Academic Research 

Webinar series by HSA

with the support of Academic and Industry CollaboratorsWebinar Info…

Topic: Hydrogen Research at the University of Technology Sydney

This hybrid event will be diffused online and in-person with laboratory tours at the in-person session.

Recordings of past Hydrogen Links Sessions can be found in the video section of the HSA Knowledge Portal. 

About the topic:

Hydrogen is now recognized by governments and businesses as one possible solution to mitigate climate change. UTS launched their Hydrogen Energy Program in 2019, which involves leading experts with highly complementary skills in fields such as hydrogen storage, economic analysis, safety, policy and regulation, and environmental impact, for example.

In this talk, Professor Zhenguo Huang will briefly talk about: the challenges and opportunities associated with the hydrogen economy; and opportunities for hydrogen carriers research at UTS.


  • 12:00 (Noon) AEDT: Arrival and Networking [in-person]
  • 12:30 – 13:30 AEDT: Presentations and QnA  [in-person and online]
  • 13:30 – 14:30 AEDT: Networking and Lunch [in-person]
  • 14:30 – 15:00 AEDT: Laboratory Tours [in-person]

Please be aware that for safety reasons fully enclosed shoes must be worn for laboratory tours.


Professor Zhenguo HuangUniversity of Technology Sydney

Professor Huang heads a team of cross-disciplinary experts working on the Hydrogen Energy Program at UTS, which aims to develop key hydrogen technologies and prepare skilled workers for the emerging global hydrogen economy. Zhenguo’s research has centered on boron chemistry for energy conversion and storage, and his wider research interests are in the fields of hydrogen storage materials, electrolytes, and two-dimensional boron-containing nanosheets. His breakthrough in hydrogen storage and Na-ion batteries has been successfully commercialized in partnership with Melbourne-based specialist chemical manufacturer, Boron Molecular. Zhenguo has been awarded an ARC DECRA and ARC Future Fellowship. He is a Research Advisor at the National Institute for Materials Science in Japan and a recipient of the Humboldt Research Fellowship for Experienced Researchers (Alexander von Humboldt Foundation). He is the Chair of the International Hydrogen Carriers Alliance. He received a University of Wollongong Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Achievement in Research Commercialisation, Impact and Engagement; UTS Vice-Chancellor’s Awards for Research Excellence: Research Leadership and Development Award. Zhenguo is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He received his PhD at the UOW (2007), followed by a postdoctoral appointment at The Ohio State University in the US.

Next Month’s Webinar info… Announcement coming soon.

About this webinar series…

With successful initiatives engaging Researchers, Industry, and Hydrogen Tech. Developers, HSA is striving to bridge the gap between industry and academia further. Launched in May 2023, Hydrogen Links delivers Industry Focused Academic Research presentations online worldwide and in-person at research institutions and laboratories across Australia. This presentation series aims to raise the level of industry awareness and expertise of the cutting-edge hydrogen research taking place in Australia, as well as propel relationships between Industry Players and Academia Members within Australia’s hydrogen ecosystem.

Join us monthly online as prominent Australian academics will be invited to provide an overview of their research area(s) (20-30 mins), its role across the hydrogen ecosystem (ie. hydrogen production, storage, and utilization), followed by an industry focussed Q&A (30 mins). Join in-person to also take part in networking sessions and get in-depth insights into the research development through laboratory and facilities tours.  

Find out more here: Hydrogen Links – Industry Focused Academic Research


Event Type

Hybrid with Online Webinar, In-person Presentation, laboratory tour, and networking session


Online – access via registration

In-person – Uninversity of Technology Sydney


9th May


In-person: 12:00 – 15:00 AEDT (Sydney)
Online: 12:00 – 13:30 AEDT (Sydney)


FREE – Online
$20.00 – In-person (HSA members)
$30.00 – In-person (Non Members)