Australian Institute o f Energy

Leadership in Energy

AIE Brisbane - Hydrogen - The Future is Now

Venue: Ashurst Lawyers

Date: Wed 21 Nov 2018 @ 11.30am networking lunch - 12 noon to 1.15pm presentations and discussion


More about the Presenters

Dr Alan Finkel, Australia’s chief scientist
Dr Finkel commenced as Australia’s Chief Scientist on 25 January 2016. Prior to becoming Chief Scientist, he was the eighth Chancellor of Monash University and the eighth President of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering (ATSE).
Since becoming Chief Scientist, Dr Finkel has led a number of national reviews, delivering the 2016 National Research Infrastructure Roadmap, the 2017 Review into the National Electricity Market (“Finkel Review”) and the 2018 STEM Industry Partnership Forum report. He serves as the Deputy Chair of Innovation and Science Australia.
Dr Finkel has an extensive science background as an entrepreneur, engineer, neuroscientist and educator. He was awarded his PhD in electrical engineering from Monash University and worked as a postdoctoral research fellow in neuroscience at the Australian National University.

Dr Patrick Hartley, CSIRO
Dr. Patrick Hartley is the research director of the Oil, Gas and Fuels research program within CSIRO's Energy Business Unit. In 2018, he established CSIRO’s Hydrogen Energy Systems Future Science Platform. This major initiative focusses on addressing research challenges which underpin the development of hydrogen energy value chains in Australia. During this time, he co-led the formulation of CSIRO’s ‘National Hydrogen Roadmap, and, with Dr Finkel, the briefing paper ‘Hydrogen for Australia’s Future’ which was presented to the Council of Australian Government’s (COAG) Energy council in August 2018. Patrick graduated with a PhD in Chemical Engineering from Imperial College, London in 1994, and joined CSIRO four years later. Since then, he has led research teams working with large national and international corporations and SME’s to develop new technologies for applications in drug delivery, energy storage, water treatment and petrochemical recovery.

Dr Neil Thompson, ITM-Power
Dr Neil Thompson has undertaken award-winning research at QUT Australia and KIT Germany as Adjunct Associate Professor in the field of integrated, closed-loop system design which resulted in development of the Integrated Sustainable Design (ISD) protocol to aid construction of low-risk and future-proofed infrastructure and built-form whilst providing for improved social and environmental outcomes from these facilities. Since receiving his PhD in 2016, Neil has worked as an independent consulting engineer and economist for the AEC sector in order to deploy the ISD protocol in local and international projects with particular emphasis on the use of waste streams and renewable resources to create hydrogen fuel and clean energy. In 2018 he became the Australian representative of the UK electrolyser manufacturer, ITM-Power.


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