Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus

Associate Professor Jaka Sunarso

Associate Professor
ST ME (Queensland, Australia) PhD (Queensland, Australia)

Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Science

Office No:+60 82 260 709
Fax No:+60 82 260 813
Room No: E104, Building E, FECS
Email: jsunarso@swinburne.edu.my


Jaka Sunarso received his S.T. (B.E.) in Chemical Engineering from Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember in Indonesia in 2004. He obtained his M.E. and Ph.D., both in Chemical Engineering, from the University of Queensland in Australia, in 2006 and 2010, respectively. After his Ph.D., he was awarded Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellowship to do postdoctoral training at Deakin University in Australia between 2011 and 2013. He then secured Banting Fellowship for his 2nd postdoctoral training at the University of Waterloo in Canada between 2013 and 2015. He joined Swinburne University of Technology in Malaysia (Sarawak Campus) in 2016 as Senior Lecturer.

Jaka’s research interests are unified by a common broader theme, i.e., developing and optimizing electrochemical-based materials for sustainable energy delivery. In particular, his works have been consistently focused into three devices applications, i.e., batteries, fuel cells and membranes.

Research Interests

  • Membranes
  • Fuel cells
  • Batteries
  • Biomass utilisation
  • Biorefinery

PhD/Master by Research Opportunities

Potential research higher degree candidates are welcome to enquire about postgraduate opportunities in the following areas/ projects:

  1. Sodium and Lithium batteries
  2. Solid oxide fuel cells
  3. Oxygen ionic transport membranes
  4. Biomass Utilisation and Biorefinery

Please contact Dr. Jaka Sunarso for more information on the above topic.

  • Publications


  • Book and book chapters J. Sunarso*, K. Zhang, S. Liu, High temperature oxygen separation using dense ceramic membranes, Handbook of Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation, Springer, New York, page 1-27 (2015). (*Corresponding author along with S. Liu)
  • Journal paper F. Liang, Z. Wang, Z. Wang, J. Mao, J. Sunarso*, Electrochemical performance of cobalt-free Nb and Ta co-doped perovskite cathodes for intermediate-temperature solid oxide fuel cells, ChemElectroChem, (accepted 11 May 2017). [I.F. = 3.510] (*Corresponding author along with F. Liang)
  • Journal paper G. Chen, W. Zhou, D. Quan, J. Sunarso, Y. Zhu, X. Hu, W. Zhang, Z. Shao, Two orders of magnitude enhancement in oxygen evolution reactivity on amorphous Ba0.5Sr0.5Co0.8Fe0.2O3-δ nanofilms with tunable oxidation state, Science Advances, (accepted 01 May 2017). [I.F. = N/A]
  • Journal paper X. Deng, W. Shi, J. Sunarso, M. Liu, Z. Shao, A green route to a Na2FePO4F-based cathode for sodium-ion batteries of high rate and long cycling life, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 9 (2017) 16280-16287. [I.F. = 7.332]
  • Journal paper J. Gao, Y. Lun, Y. Hu, Z. You, X. Tan, S. Wang, J. Sunarso*, S. Liu, The effect of A-site element on CO2 resistance of O2-selective La-based perovskite hollow fibers, Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry, (accepted 26 April 2017). [I.F. = 3.458] (*Corresponding author along with X. Tan)
  • Journal paper J. Zhu, X. Meng, J. Zhao, Y. Jin, N. Yang, S. Zhang, J. Sunarso, S. Liu, Facile hydrogen/nitrogen separation through graphene oxide membranes supported on YSZ ceramic hollow fibers, Journal of Membrane Science, 535 (2017) 143-150. [I.F. = 5.741]
  • Journal paper Y. Zhang, R. Knibbe, J. Sunarso, Y. Zhong, W. Zhou, Z. Shao, Z. Zhu, Recent progresses on advanced materials for solid oxide fuel cells operating below 500 oC (review article), Advanced Materials, (accepted 13 April 2017). [I.F. = 18.862]
  • Journal paper Y. Wang, J. Sunarso#, G. Chen, S. Zhao, Z. Liu, Y. Wei, Photocatalytic activity of novel Bi2WO6/CNFs composite synthesized via two distinct solvothermal steps, Materials Letters, 197 (2017) 102-105. [I.F = 2.412] (#Equal first author contribution with Y. Wang)
  • Journal paper C. Zhang, J. Sunarso*, S. Liu, Designing CO2-resistant oxygen-selective mixed ionic-electronic conducting membranes: guidelines, recent advances, and forward directions (review article), Chemical Society Reviews, 46 (2017) 2941-3005. [I.F. = 36.630] (*Corresponding author along with S. Liu)
  • Journal paper T. Wang, X. Wang, X. Meng, B. Meng, X. Tan, J. Sunarso, S. Liu, Enhanced hydrogen permeability and reverse water-gas shift reaction activity via magneli Ti4O7 doping into SrCe0.9Y0.1O3-5 hollow fiber membrane, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, (accepted 21 March 2017). [I.F. = 3.419]
  • Journal paper J. Sunarso*, S.S. Hashim, N. Zhu, W. Zhou, Perovskite oxides applications in high temperature oxygen separation, solid oxide fuel cell and membrane reactor: A review (review article), Progress in Energy and Combustion Science, 61 (2017) 57-77. [I.F. = 23.634] (*Corresponding author along with W. Zhou)
  • Journal paper D. Yang, N. Yang, B. Meng, X. Tan, C. Zhang, J. Sunarso*, Z. Zhu, S. Liu, A-site excess (La0.8Ca0.2)1.01FeO3-δ (LCF) perovskite hollow fiber membrane for oxygen permeation in CO2-containing atmosphere, Energy & Fuels, 31 (2017) 4531-4538. [I.F. = 3.340] (*Corresponding author along with B. Meng and S. Liu)
  • Journal paper Y. Jin, X. Meng, N. Yang, B. Meng, J. Sunarso*, S. Liu, Modeling study of oxygen permeation through an electronically short-circuited YSZ-based asymmetric hollow fiber membrane, AIChE Journal, (accepted 02 March 2017). [I.F. = 2.856] (*Corresponding author along with N. Yang)
  • Journal paper S. Wang, Y. Zhu, X. Xu, J. Sunarso, Z. Shao, Adsorption-based synthesis of Co3O4/C composite anode for high performance lithium-ion batteries, Energy, 125 (2017) 569-575. [I.F. = 4.810]
  • Journal paper J. Wang, R. Ran, J. Sunarso, C. Yin, H. Zou, Y. Feng, X. Li, X. Zheng, J. Yao, Nanocellulose-assisted low-temperature synthesis and supercapacitor performance of reduced graphene oxide aerogels, Journal of Power Sources, 347 (2017) 259-269. [I.F. = 6.098]
  • Journal paper R. An, J. Song, Y. Li, X. Tan, J. Sunarso, C. Zhang, S. Wang, S. Liu, Bundling strategy to simultaneously improve the mechanical strength and oxygen permeation flux of the individual perovskite hollow fiber membranes, Journal of Membrane Science, 527 (2017) 137-142. [I.F. = 5.741]
  • Journal paper J. He, J. Sunarso, Y. Zhu, Y. Zhong, J. Miao, W. Zhou, Z. Shao, High-performance non-enzymatic perovskite sensor for hydrogen peroxide and glucose electrochemical detection, Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, 244 (2017) 482-491. [I.F. = 4.582]
  • Journal paper F. Liang, J. Sunarso, J. Mao, Z. Yang, W. Zhou, Amorphous Ni0.75Fe0.25(OH)2 decorated layered double perovskite Pr0.5Ba0.5CoO3-δ for highly efficient and stable water oxidation, ChemElectroChem, 4 (2017) 550-556. [I.F. = 3.510]
  • Journal paper F. Liang, J. Sunarso, J. Mao, W. Zhou, Electrochemical performance and stability of nano-structured Co/PdO-co-impregnated Y2O3 stabilized ZrO2 cathode for intermediate temperature solid oxide fuel cells, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 42 (2017) 6978-6987. [I.F. = 3.419]
  • Journal paper X. Meng, J. Sunarso, Y. Jin, X. Bi, N. Yang, X. Tan, S. Wang, S. Liu, Robust CO2 and H2 resistant triple-layered (Ag-YSZ)/YSZ/(La0.8Sr0.2MnO3-δ-YSZ) hollow fiber membranes with short-circuit for oxygen permeation, Journal of Membrane Science, 524 (2017) 596-603. [I.F. = 5.741]