Energy and the environment – tackling the definitive challenge of our time

Ram Parameswaran looked all over the world before choosing to study the Master of Energy Change degree at ANU.

"I believe that ‘energy and the environment’ is the definitive challenge of our time. I wanted a masters program that would equip me with the skills to address this challenge. I was looking all around the world, and was drawn to the ANU Master of Energy Change because of the breadth of courses and research areas it offered” said Ram.

After completing undergraduate degrees at ANU in Science and Economics, Ram worked as a researcher at the Justus Liebig University in Giessen, Germany performing data analysis on catchment water quality in Germany, Africa and South America.

Back in Australia, Ram credits the Master of Energy Change program with giving him invaluable exposure to the renewables sectors domestically and around the world. In particular Ram notes the ‘School on Energy’ summer-school program in South Africa that he took part in, and the Masters research project he is undertaking, as two great opportunities that have come out of the program.

"The research project, on residential battery storage, is being run in conjunction with the ANU, the ACT Government, and the global battery manufacturer Panasonic. I find the opportunity to work with these partner organisations to be invaluable, and a true highlight of my MEnCh (Advanced) program", said Ram.

Ram now works at Beast Solutions, a Canberra-based energy consultancy where he gets to work on a broad range of projects including strategic energy advisory and master planning, renewable energy system design and development, and the implementation of innovative technologies such as zero-emissions public transport.

“Beast Solutions has a long-standing relationship with the ANU and the ACT Government, which I find greatly complements my Masters coursework and research.”

Find out more about the Master of Energy Change here.

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