2008 Doctor of Philosophy
University of Queensland
About this team member
Petroleum reserves are rapidly depleting and there is no clear alternative as yet. Dr Akshat Tanksale believes that innovating new processes and designing novel heterogeneous catalysts at the nanoscale is the key for developing low carbon emission alternative fuels and chemicals. As group leader of the Catalysis for Green Chemicals group at Monash University, he is working in the field of nanomaterials to reduce human resilience on conventional fossil fuels, like petroleum, which are diminishing in amount and are also responsible for climate change through carbon dioxide pollution.
He is collaborating with the Banaszak Holl lab to develop new methods for polymer depolymerization.