Research in the field of energy from the Faculty of Science, University of Melbourne.


Jay Black     Experimental studies in the areas of aqueous geochemistry, mineral reaction kinetics, water-rock interactions and CO2 storage to aid geochemical modelling.

Michael Brear     Alternative fuels, low emission technologies, reciprocating engines and gas turbines, technical and economic analysis of transport and energy systems.

Shantanu Chakraborty     Artificial intelligence, electrical energy systems (power system economics), electrical energy systems (energy market design and distribution system design), system modelling and simulation.

Sangeetha Chandrashekeran     Geographical political economy, socio-technical change, evolutionary economic geography, neoliberalism, sustainability and environmental justice.

Brendan Duffy     Studies in the structural development of mountain belts and the implications for seismic hazard and engineering risks.

Ralf Haese     Transport and reactions in porous rocks and develop technologies to reduce the risks of geological CO2 storage.

David Jones     Design and synthesis of organic semiconducting and light harvesting materials for energy conversion.

Malte Meinshausen     Research in climate change projections, carbon budgets and international climate policy.

Paul Mulvaney     Nanostructured materials, nanoparticles, quantum dots, nanomechanics, AFM, waveguides, ellipsometry, fluorescence, surface plasmon spectroscopy, single particle spectroscopy, exciton emission, plasmonics.

Peter Rayner     Estimation of surface sources and sinks of CO2 using satellite and in-site measurements in the tropics and Southern Hemisphere.

Mike Sandiford     Landscapes, mountains and earth energetics with a particular focus on the relationship between people and the planet.

Robyn Schofield     Atmospheric chemistry and climate observations and modelling. Reactive trace gases, air toxics, aerosols, clouds, radiative forcing, ozone chemistry and air-ocean-land interactions.

Claire Vincent     Research in tropical variability and precipitation, mesoscale meteorology, mesoscale modelling and wind energy variability.

Wallace Wong     Design and synthesis of organic semiconducting and light harvesting materials for energy conversion.

Lei Zhang     Synthesis and structure of coordination complexes including clusters, cages and polymers, with a focus on sustainable energy applications.

Research centres

ARC CoE for Exciton Science
Researching better ways to manipulate the way light energy is absorbed, transported and transformed in advanced molecular materials.

Australian-German College of Climate and Energy Transitions
A team of early career researchers in an interdisciplinary environment to conduct climate and energy systems research.

Cooperative Research Centre for Greenhouse Gas Technologies
A leading collaborative research organisation focused on carbon dioxide capture and geological sequestration.

Energy Transition Hub
Creating energy transition opportunities through Australian-German collaboration.

Melbourne Energy Institute
Interdisciplinary research on sustainable energy and the challenges of transitioning towards a low carbon energy system.

Peter Cook Centre for Carbon Capture and Storage Research
The Peter Cook Centre aims to develop environmentally and socially acceptable, cost effective carbon capture and storage solutions for a carbon constrained world.

Research in this area is conducted in the School of Chemistry, School of Earth Sciences, and School of Geography.