There is a driving need to improve how we use energy and to reduce the impact that this has on our natural environment. To achieve this we will need to understand the fundamental chemical transformations involved in the combustion of both fossil and renewable fuels as well as the atmospheric reactions of their combustion by-products. Our research group is dedicated to studying these processes using predominantly theoretical techniques.
The research group of Dr Gabriel da Silva is in the Department of Chemical Engineering at The University of Melbourne, Australia. Gabriel is a Senior Lecturer and former ARC Future Fellow. Gabriel blogs about air pollution and environmental chemistry at: On A Clear Day.