Amplify: 1 - 9 June 2017


Rahman Daiyan

‘Fake photosynthesis’

Research summary:

Rahman's research aims to tackle global climate change by converting waste carbon dioxide in the atmosphere to sustainable fuels such as methanol and ethanol.


Rahman Daiyan is a Doctoral Candidate in the field of Chemical Engineering at The University of New South Wales. His research direction is to explore artificial photosynthesis through the development of solar-induced catalytic conversion of carbon dioxide to hydrocarbons.

Growing up in the gas and power facilities of Bangladesh, Rahman always took an active interest in sustainable energy. He completed his Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering from The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, where his undergraduate studies involved holistic research in solar and fuel cells.

Rahman’ core competency lies in project management and leadership, and he has a strong interest in strategy, planning, simulation, and an analytic approach to problem solving.