Seminars & Events


HiTeMP-4 Forum

Date : 21 - 23 October 2024
Location: The National Wine Centre and online



CET Research Day 2023

Date : Tuesday 12th December 2023
Time: 9.00am - 5.30pm
Location: The National Wine Centre
Cost: Free / Invitation Only Event


Luxton Lecture 2023

Date : Tuesday 3rd October 2023
Time: 5.30-7.30PM
Location: The Braggs Lecture Theatre
Cost: Free


HyPT-3 Forum

Date: Tues Sept 12 - Fri Sep 15, 2023
Time: Multiple sessions across the days to suit all timezones
Location: Virtual
Cost: General $110, Students $55



HiTeMP- 3 Forum

26 - 28 September 2022
National Wine Centre, Adelaide, South Australia


CET Research Day 2022

By invitation only

11 April 2022
Sanctuary Function Centre, Adelaide Zoo



The 2nd International Forum on Hydrogen Production Technologies (HyPT-2) 2021

Virtual Forum, Tuesday 14 September - Thursday 16 September, 2021



CET Research Day

By invitation only

12 November 2020
Horace Lamb Lecture Theatre and Engineering Atrium, Ingkarni Wardli


HiTeMP-2 Forum

16 - 18 March 2020
National Wine Centre, Adelaide, South Australia



2019 Memorial Luxton Lecture

Thursday November 21 2019
Braggs Lecture Theatre, 5:30 - 7pm

Details and registration

International Forum on Hydrogen Production Technologies (HyPT) 2019

Monday 23 September 2019
Sanctuary Function Centre, Adelaide Zoo, Australia

Details and registration


  • Seminar Friday 14 September 2018: Professor Christian Sattler

    Professor Christian Sattler
    Head of Solar Chemical Engineering: German Aerospace Centre (DLR)

    Solar Fuels – Strategy and technical developments at DLR

    Time: 12 - 2pm.
    Location: Ingkarni Wardli Room 5.57

    Registration essential! Lunch will be provided.

    Professor Christian Sattler

    Professor Christian Sattler


    Prof Christian Sattler studied chemistry at the University of Bonn and received his Ph.D. in 1997. He is Head of the Department of Solar Chemical Engineering of the German Aerospace Center’s Institute of Solar Research and professor for solar fuel production at the Technical University of Dresden, Germany.

    The key area of his work is the production of fuels especially hydrogen by solar thermo- and photochemical processes. Also high temperature processes for the production of other commodities like metals, sulfuric acid, or cement.

    With over 160 refereed journal papers and 18 patents, he serves as vice president of the association Hydrogen Europe Research representing the European research institutions in the European Joint Undertaking for Fuel Cells and Hydrogen. He is the national representative to tasks of the IEA’s SolarPACES and Hydrogen Implementing Agreements.


    Converting solar energy efficiently into fuels is a key element to develop a sustainable and affordable global energy economy. The presentation will give an overview on DLR’s strategy to contribute to this goal together with its international partners, especially on the Australian-DLR cooperation and on the actual R&D projects in this area. The main focus will be on technologies with the perspective of large scale fuel production at very high temperatures. Therefore solar tower systems for such production processes will be presented as they need to have other characteristics than standard CSP plants. Also the different components like concentrators, receivers, and reactors of the solar production plants will be described. Possible synergies with other R&D efforts on using high temperature heat as well as solar radiation for photo-electrochemical processes will be discussed.