Alan’s current research focuses on utilising Rhodobacter species to produce Biohydrogen from organic acids. He aims to increase the efficiency of this process and minimise the production of by-products. He further aims to utilise the waste biomass in fuel cell catalyst synthesis. By utilising waste bacteria as a scaffold he synthesizes nanoparticles that can be utilized as catalysts in PEFC.
His main areas of interest are in bio-hydrogen production and bio-synthesized nanoparticles.