- Dr Stuart Bell
- Research Associate
Science and Engineering Faculty,
Chemistry, Physics, Mechanical Engineering,
Energy and Process Engineering
- Discipline *
- Materials Engineering, Analytical Chemistry, Macromolecular and Materials Chemistry
- +61 7 3138 4552
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PhD (Queensland University of Technology)
Stuart completed a Bachelor of Engineering (Mech) (Hons) at Queensland University of Technology in 2006 and also completed a Doctorate of Philosophy at the same institution. His Doctoral research focused on photocatalytic water splitting, an area of chemistry and solar energy research which endeavours to use sunlight to produce hydrogen and oxygen from water. It investigated photocatalytic materials development and characterisation, thermodynamics and kinetics and the effect that solar concentration and temperature had on these factors. The results were then applied to designing a practical system for hydrogen production. In his research with the Australian Solar Thermal Research Institute, he is investigating the corrosion effects of thermal storage media on containment materials at elevated temperature.
Stuart is actively involved in teaching Mechanical Engineering core subjects in the areas of Solid Mechanics and Control. He is currently lecturing into : EGB121 – Engineering Mechanics and EGB314 – Strength of Materials. He is also the lecturer and unit Coordinator of EGH414 – Stress Analysis
For publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.