Zaiping Guo – Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science 2023

GETCO2 Chief Investigator  Professor Zaiping Guo has been elected Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science Fellowship 2023.

Zaiping is a materials scientist and GETCO2 Node Director at the University of Adelaide, where she has made pioneering contributions to our understanding of how electrode materials and electrolytes behave. Her world-leading research focuses on developing more powerful, longer-lasting and safer rechargeable batteries for portable devices, electric vehicles and smart grids.

Zaiping’s research investigates novel electrode materials and electrolytes for lithium-ion batteries to increase the amount of energy they can store and extend their cycle life. One of her research team’s innovations is a synthesised silicon-carbon composite that can replace graphite as the anode in lithium-ion batteries. This will boost the energy density compared to the current lithium batteries. She also pioneered potassium ion batteries, which have the same chemical properties as lithium but are more abundant and cheaper.

Fellows of the Australian Academy of Science are among the Nation’s most distinguished scientists, elected by their peers for ground-breaking research and contributions that have had clear impact, and Zaiping hopes her Fellowship will inspire other young women in science to follow in her footsteps and push other boundaries.

Meet Zaiping Guo and learn more about her research in this video from the Australian Academy of Science.

See the 20 new 2023 Fellows on the Australian Academy of Science here.