Professor Douglas MacFarlane and Dr Alexandr (Sasha) Simonov founded Jupiter Ionics in 2021 to commercialise this vital outcome of many years of research.
Our fast-growing team is based at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, where we have a strong, long-standing relationship with the School of Chemistry.
Jupiter, the largest planet in our solar system, has clouds, rain and hail made from ammonia. Ionics refers to ions, the charged atoms and molecules critical to the electrochemical process by which we produce ammonia.
The Jupiter Ionics team
Charlie is a chemical engineer by training and an experienced technology commercialisation executive, board member, investor and mentor. As the former CEO of Innovation and Science Australia, he advised the Australian Government on policies to build a more vibrant and robust innovation ecosystem.
Prof. Douglas MacFarlane
Founder and CSO
Doug is a world-leading expert in green ammonia, electrochemistry and ionic liquids. An Australian Research Council Fellow and Sir John Monash Distinguished Professor at Monash University’s School of Chemistry, Doug has received the Australian Academy of Science Craig Medal, and the Victoria Prize for Science and Innovation. He also co-founded tech company Aquahydrex to produce green hydrogen.
Brent trained as an electrical engineer and gained extensive experience in early-stage, technology-intensive companies, including product development, testing, manufacturing and market entry in multiple countries. Before joining Jupiter Ionics in 2022, Brent was Product Manager for Redflow, the leading Australian Zinc-Bromine flow-battery developer.
Based in Melbourne, Australia, Jupiter Ionics offers a dynamic work environment at the frontiers of technology, where you’ll face fresh challenges daily as we address the threat of climate change and seize the opportunities presented by green ammonia.
You’ll need exceptional creativity and tenacity to solve complex problems. We value diversity and collaboration and strive to provide flexible work that enables team members to contribute their best.