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ECU and Engineers Australia unite to propel Australia's battery technology revolution

In collaboration with Engineers Australia, ECU will hold an educational webinar on sustainable battery technologies open to staff and students on June 27.

Dr Muhammad Rizwan Azhar holds a zinc-air battery prototype. Dr Muhammad Rizwan Azhar.

Edith Cowan University (ECU) in collaboration with Engineers Australia will hold an educational webinar on sustainable battery technologies open to staff and students on June 27.

It will serve as a pivotal platform for driving forward the 'Made in Australia Dream', which emphasises the role safe and innovative battery technologies and the strategic use of local resources have in achieving this vision.

Australia finds itself on the cusp of a technological revolution, particularly in the realm of energy, with a special focus on the development and deployment of battery technologies.

Thought Leaders Series: Safer Batteries with Australian Tech and Resources will be led by ECU’s School of Engineering Lecturer Dr Muhammad Rizwan Azhar.

"We are hosting this webinar with Engineers Australia to dive right into the transformative potential of battery technologies in Australia's energy sector now and in the future," Dr Azhar said.

An expert in zinc-air batteries and sustainable transport models, Dr Azhar is a chemical engineer with a diverse background in materials engineering and nanotechnology. He is passionate about sustainable energy and his research is making significant contributions to the betterment of society.

"The webinar event is a great example of what can be achieved for the industry through ECU's partnerships, like this one with Engineers Australia," said Dr Azhar.

"The partnership exemplifies a commitment to innovation, sustainability, and collaboration, paving the way for a brighter and greener future powered by Australian-made battery technologies.

"By harnessing innovative and safe battery technologies alongside strategic utilisation of local resources, Australia can position itself as a global leader in the creation of safer, more efficient battery systems."

The event promises to provide actionable insights and recommendations for advancing Australia's position in safe and sustainable battery production and will also feature ECU’s Dr Waqas Uzair and Yasir as speakers.

Attendees can anticipate an engaging discussion exploring evolving battery technologies, including metal-air batteries and solid-state lithium-ion batteries.

Moreover, the event will facilitate networking opportunities among policymakers, industry leaders, and researchers, fostering collaboration to drive Australia's capabilities in battery technology forward.

The webinar will take place online on Thursday, 27 June and is free. Register your attendance on Engineers Australia's website.


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