Friday, December 6th, 2013

A panel of environmental science and energy experts from the University of Adelaide and business will address one of the most critical issues facing humanity – sourcing our future energy needs.
In this special Research Tuesdays Forum on Tuesday 10 December, four panellists will discuss the latest findings and potential solutions including:

  • The overwhelming need to transform energy systems around the world
  • The key role for next-generation nuclear and related technologies
  • Hybrids of renewable and conventional energy technologies being an essential part of the solution
  • The potential of microalgal biofuels as a viable energy source
  • Steps being taken by the local and international aviation sectors.

The panellists are:
Professor Barry Brook is a leading environmental scientist at the University of Adelaide’s Environment Institute, where he holds the Sir Hubert Wilkins Chair of Climate Change. He was the recipient of the 2006 Australian Academy of Science Fenner Medal and 2010 Community Science Educator of the Year award.
Professor Gus Nathan is a mechanical engineer and founding Director of the University of Adelaide’s Centre for Energy Technology. He is the recipient of an ARC Discovery Outstanding Researcher Award and was principal leader of the Chief Design Team for the award winning fuel and combustion system for the Sydney 2000 Olympic Relay Torch. 
Associate Professor David Lewis is a chemical engineer in the University of Adelaide’s School of Chemical Engineering. He established the University’s Microalgal Engineering Research Group with a research focus on sustainable technologies exploiting microalgae, in particular biofuels.
Stephanie Bolt is Environment Manager at Adelaide Airport Ltd and Chair of the South Australian Freight Council’s Sustainable Supply Chain Sub-Committee. 
The facilitator of the forum will be electrical engineer and former State Minister the Hon. Trish White, Chair of the Centre for Energy Technology and Executive Strategic Advisor for Worley Parsons, an engineering and project management company servicing the global resources and energy industry.
WHAT:                  Research Tuesdays Forum: Where will we source our energy?
WHERE:               The Braggs Lecture Theatre, North Terrace Campus, University of Adelaide
WHEN:                  5:30pm-7.00pm, Tuesday 10 December, 2013
COST:                   Free – but registration is essential: please register online.

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