Personal details

Dr Jonathan Love
Associate Professor of Practice
Faculty of Science,
School of Chemistry & Physics
Discipline *
Physical Chemistry (incl. Structural), Macromolecular and Materials Chemistry, Chemical Engineering
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Identifiers and profiles

Doctor of Philosophy in Physical Chemistry (University of Otago), BSc(Hons) (University of Canterbury)

Professional memberships
and associations
  • Member of Fuel Cells Working Group in Standards Australia Committee on Hydrogen Technologies (ME093 )
  • Member of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute
  • Member of The Electrochemical Society

Electrochemistry, Electrochemical Energy Conversion, Electrolysers, Fuel Cells, Solid State Electrochemistry, Solid Oxide Fuel Cells, PEM electrolysers, AEM electrolysers, Solid Oxide electrolysers, Hydrogen

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008


Jonathan Love is an Associate Professor in the School of Chemistry and Physics and participant in the ARENA funded H2Xport Project in the Centre of Clean Energy Technology and Practices,  Queensland University of Technology (QUT). Jonathan joined QUT in late 2018 after 25 years RD&D experience with solid oxide fuel cells in the start-up and consultancy industry. He has recently become a Subject Matter expert in a voluntary capacity in the Fuel Cells Working Group (WG6) in Standards Australia Committee in Hydrogen Technology (ME093).

The main focus of his research is in the field of renewable and clean energy technology with a current focus in the design, fabrication, and operation of low cost and efficient electrolysers that are integrated with multiple renewable energy technologies on smart hybrid AC and DC microgrids at lab scale (up to 500W) and at pilot plant scale (from 60 kW) including, solar, batteries, electrolysers and fuel cells integrated with water treatment plants. Jonathan has a specialist research interest in solid oxide fuel cells and electrolysers and the material characteristics from raw material, through manufactured processes to being integrated in products operating at high efficiency in real world applications based on 25 years industry start-up and consultancy research leadership in the SOFC field.



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Jonathan has significant real world engagement with 25 years industrial start-up and international consultancy experience; managing and operating a combined fuel cell and stack manufacturing pilot plant and fuel cell testing facility; transfer of laboratory research outcomes to pilot plant activities; establishing a global materials supply chain for high quality materials; and transfer of real world RD&D outcomes to large scale international manufacturing industry. Jonathan Love was the Principal Scientist and Senior Manager at CFCL that successfully delivered RD&D outcomes from a budget of about $4M/annum involving simultaneous engineering activities in: materials research; technology, engineering and product development; manufacturing engineering development; manufacturing and testing pilot plant operation; and transfer of technology to international high volume contract manufacturers. As Principal Scientist and Senior Manager he provided leadership to multiple teams of up to 30 scientists and engineers (materials, chemical, mechanical, mechatronics, manufacturing and process engineers) that delivered a world leading achievement in a new SOFC technology. He has a significant track record in industry engagement with national and international solid oxide fuel cell and materials industry in China, England, Germany, USA and Japan and has been engaged as a consultant to multibillion dollar international manufacturing companies.

Jonathan has several patents and peer reviewed publications in fuel cells and materials from industry including lead author of the first reports in 2009 of world record electrical efficiency of more than 60% AC net to grid for small scale distributed gas to power systems. He was research leader of a team that achieved real world RD&D outcomes from transferring lab scale and pilot scale research to worldwide commercial deployment of residential solid oxide fuel cell products including technology transfer to large scale manufacturing industry that was internationally recognised through multiple company international awards and he was co-recipient of the Australasian Industrial Research Group (AIRG) Medal for Australasian SME Technological Innovation in 2012 with key members of the BlueGen™ Development Team at CFCL. His RD&D outcomes continue as embedded technology within commercial SOFC systems being deployed globally today.


This information has been contributed by Dr Jonathan Love.


For more publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.


Awards and recognition

Appointment to State/National/International Reference Group or Government Committees
Reference year
Subject Matter Expert in Working Group 6 Fuel Cells in the Hydrogen Technology Committee ME093 in Standards Australia. AS/ME093/WG6 mirrors and participates in IEC/TC105 Fuel cell technology. Participant in Working Group 18 Reversible SOFC in IEC/TC105
Membership of Learned Societies
Reference year
Member of Royal Australian Chemistry Institute


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