Lucie Desage


FEnEx CRC PhD Scholar

PhD Title: Thermochemical Battery using Metal Carbonates for Energy Storage

I graduated from CPE Lyon, France with a Master’s degree in Chemistry and Process Engineering, and I am currently a PhD candidate at Curtin University. My research focuses on building thermochemical battery prototypes and testing different heat extraction units with these systems. Thermochemical batteries store and release heat, therefore it is crucial to combine an efficient heat carrier with the battery reactor to run the heat engine that ensures heat conversion into electricity. My project also covers energy storage materials development and characterisation, such as metal carbonates and metal hydrides. The integration of thermochemical batteries into the power production grid will have a significant impact on the energy sector.