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The Australian National University

Dr Roman Bader

Research Fellow
ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science
T: +61 (0)2 612 53852

Areas of expertise

  • Energy Generation, Conversion And Storage Engineering 091305

Research interests

His research focuses on the utilization of solar energy and other renewable energy resources for electric power generation, fuel production, and materials synthesis. The fundamentals of thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, chemistry, and optics as well as thermal and numerical sciences are applied to design, analyse, and optimize novel sustainable energy conversion systems and processes. Prototype systems are built and tested on a laboratory scale to demonstrate their feasibility and to collect process performance data.



2012 – 2013          Research Associate, Solar Energy Laboratory, University of Minnesota

2011 – 2012          Research Associate, Professorship of Renewable Energy Carriers, ETH Zurich

2011                      Dr. sc., ETH Zurich

2008                      M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering, ETH Zurich

2006                      B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering, ETH Zurich


Researcher's projects

Current projects:

Development of a high-flux solar simulator test facility

Development of a solar reactor for high-temperature solar thermal energy storage via manganese oxide-based redox cycling

Past projects:

Development of a 3 kW prototype solar reactor for CO2 and H2O splitting via partial redox cycling of ceria (

Design, modeling, analysis, testing, and optimization of a novel solar parabolic trough concentrating system (

Available student projects

Thermodynamic analysis of H2O and CO2 splitting via solar thermochemical redox cycling 

Current student projects

Modeling of heat and mass transfer in an aerosol flow of manganese oxide particles undergoing thermal reduction


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