Energy Change Institute Open Day

Solar panels in situ at ANU

The ECI Open Day serves as a platform for exchanging ideas and networking for ANU based academics and researchers working in the field of energy change.  It is open to key external stakeholders who have a keen interest in ECI research, education and public policy contributions.  

Presentations from 2015 Open Day are available for download below. 

This year, the event, which comprises presentations by ECI participants on their latest research, was held on Monday 7th December 2015.


09.00 – 09.05  Introduction

Professor Mick Cardew-Hall, PVC (Innovation)

09.05 – 10.00  State-of-the-Institute presentation (PDF 2.56MB) – ECI Director Professor Ken Baldwin

  • Welcome to participants and stakeholders
  • New initiatives
  • Research themes
  • Student achievements
  • Outreach and Public Policy


10:00 – 10:30  Paris CoP update

10.00  Live update from the UNFCCC Paris conference (Associate Professor Frank Jotzo - by Skype)

10:30 – 11.00  Morning tea

11.00 – 12.30  Highlights (continued)

11.00 New Theme: Energy and Security (Dr Roger Bradbury) TBA

11.15 New Theme: New Wind Energy course (Dr Nathan Steggel, Windlab) 

11.30 Global Governance and Artificial Photosynthesis (Professor Tom Faunce) Download PDF (4.55MB)

11.45 The Australia-Indonesia Centre Energy Cluster (Dr Igor Skryabin) Download PDF (1.14MB)

12.00 Decarbonising the ANU campus (John Sullivan) Download PDF (842KB)

12.15 Commercial engagement at ANU solar – Dr Matthew Stocks Download PDF (1.23MB)

12.30 – 14.00 Lunch and Poster session

14.00 Lab Tours

  • Nuclear / Fusion / Big Dish solar thermal
  • Solar photovoltaics 


The ANU Annual Solar Oration will take place at 5.15pm, presented by Pierre Verlinden, Chief Scientist at Trina Solar, the world's largest solar panel manufacturer.    Download presentation. 

All attendees are encouraged to bring their posters for the lunch time poster session.

Date & time

9am–4pm 7 December 2015


H.C. Coombs Lecture Theatre, H.C. Coombs Building, Fellows Road, ANU


 Clare de Castella
 02 6125 0633

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