The development of highly functional nanomaterials for energy and energy storage applications is essential to secure a sustainable energy system for future generations. During my PhD studies at The Australian National University (ANU), I extensively worked on the development of functional photocatalytic two-dimensional (2D) nanomaterials for hydrogen energy production from light alcohol splitting. I have gained expertise in photocatalytic plasmonic and heterogeneous catalytic systems, starting from materials preparation to characterization using various cutting-edge instruments. After my PhD studies, I joined the ANU Battery Storage and Grid Integration Program as a Postdoctoral Fellow under the supervision of Associate Professor Alexey Glushenkov and worked on the development of battery storage materials for potential Li-ion and K-ion battery applications. My research focuses on battery materials design and preparation, electrochemistry of battery materials, cell fabrication and application. I received my MS in Chemical Engineering from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA, and my B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from Shah Jalal University of Science and Technology in Sylhet, Bangladesh, before beginning my PhD at ANU.