Overview

Current Work

Current research projects include:
* Materials for solid-state hydrogen storage
* Interactions of hydrogen with materials (TiO2, carbons, hydrogen-modified superconductors, hydrogen embrittlement)
* Physics-based modelling of energy systems incorporating hydrogen

PhD projects are available in all these areas.
 

Expertise Keywords

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Hydrogen embrittlement
  • Hydrogen energy
  • Hydrogen production
  • Hydrogen storage
  • Magnetic materials
  • Modelling
  • Neutron scattering
  • Superconductivity

Research Publications and Outputs

Recent Publications

Publications: 116 (Other: 116)

Funded Griffith Research

Engagement and Impact

Learning and Teaching

Current and Past Courses

  • Phys of Solids & Nanoscale Str (3303NSC)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2018.
  • Quantum Physics III (3301NSC)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • Electromagnetism & Optics (2301NSC)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2018.
  • Statistical & Solid State II (2304NSC)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • Phys of Solids & Nanoscale Str (3303NSC)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2018.
  • Quantum Physics III (3301NSC)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • Electromagnetism & Optics (2301NSC)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2018.
  • Statistical & Solid State II (2304NSC)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • Physics 1B (1032SCG)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2018.

Research by Higher Degree Supervision or Scholarship

Supervision Overview

The topics of currently supervised PhD projects include:
Superconductivity in palladium hydride
Hydrogen storage materials (magnesium, carbons)
Membranes for hydrogen separation
Modelling energy systems

Recently graduated PhDs:
Dr Emma Eriksson (Optimisation of hydrogen-based energy systems); now at Griffith University
Dr Zainul Abdin (Modelling hydrogen-based energy system components); now at University of British Columbia
Dr Nazanin Rahimi (Interaction of hydrogen with titanium-dioxide); now at University of California Santa Barbara
Dr Timothy Webb (In-situ diffraction studies of pressure hysteresis in metal hydrides); now at Rocket Lab (NZ)

Theses Supervised at Griffith

Background

Bio

Evan Gray has research interests focused on the physics of energy-related materials, including hydrogen storage materials and superconductors, and modelling energy systems.
He has worked on materials for solid-state hydrogen storage for more than 30 years, using national and international neutron and synchrotron beam facilities to study structure-function relationships.
Evan manages the National Hydrogen Materials Reference Facility at Griffith University, which provides authoritative measurements of the uptake of hydrogen from ppm levels in high-strength steels to quantities for energy storage, at temperatures from cryogenic to 1000 Celsius, and hydrogen pressures from ultra-high vacuum to thousands of atmospheres.
Evan has a strong interest in the deployment of hydrogen-energy technologies in Australia. A focus on physics-based modelling of energy systems has developed around the pioneering Sir Samuel Griffith Centre, which incorporates hydrogen energy technology (electrolyser, metal-hydride hydrogen storage, fuel cell) to allow the building to operate off the electricity grid.
 

Education and Training

  • PhD Doctor Of Philosophy, Monash University (Clayton) 1979

Professional memberships

  • FAIP Fellow, Australian Institute of Physics -