Energy Change Institute Open Day

Dr Fiona Beck and PhD student Astha Sharma

Date & time

9am–1pm 17 February 2020


Room STB S1, Science Teaching Building,

136 Linnaeus Way, ANU


Professor Ken Baldwin
Drew Clarke AO PSM, AEMO
Darren Miller, ARENA
Dr Emma Aisbett
Bruce Hansen, Evoenergy and Mark Smeaton, ActewAGL
Professor Nick Birbilis
Dr Christian Downie
Dr Annie Colebatch
Dr Hieu Nguyen
Hilman Fathoni, Master of Energy Change Alumnus
Dr Thang Do
Dr Abidah Setyowati
Dr Juan Felipe Torres Alvarez
Dr Alexey Glushenkov
Fiona Wright, Evoenergy


 Leah Dunn
 02 6125 2403

The Energy Change Institute Open Day showcases the latest energy research from ANU and our collaborators and provides a platform for exchanging ideas for ANU researchers, industry, government agencies and other energy stakeholders.

Presentations from the event are availalbe below.

This year's Open Day will feature:

Lunch is included (1 - 1.30pm) and will be followed by a Women in Energy Network meeting with guest speaker Fiona Wright, Acting General Manager, Evoenergy (1.30 - 2.30pm) and tours of the world-class ANU energy research facilities (1.30 - 3.30pm). 

ANU Energy Lab Tours run by Dr Igor Skryabin (1.30-3.30pm) include:

  • Solar PV
  • Hydrogen generation
  • Big Dish/Solar thermal
  • Nuclear

DRAFT program of events


State of the Institute, Prof Ken Baldwin, Director, ECI; Dr James Prest, Co-convenor Masters of Energy Change (MEnCh) & Dr Igor Skryabin, ECI Business Development Manager [PDF]

Keynote: A research plan for Australia’s energy transition, Drew Clarke AO PSM – Board Chairman, Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) [PDF]

Keynote, Darren Miller - CEO, Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) [PDF]

ECI Grand Challenge:  Zero-carbon energy for the Asia-Pacific, Dr Emma Aisbett, ECI and School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet), CAP [PDF]

Future trends in structural materials, Professor Nick Birbilis, Deputy Dean, College of Engineering and Computer Science (CECS) [PDF]

Solar Photovoltaics - recent advances in solar cell research, Dr Hieu Nguyen, Senior Research Fellow, CECS [PDF]

Contested Justice: The Politics of Powering Up Last Miles in Eastern Indonesia, Hilman Fathoni, Master of Energy Change University Medal winner [PDF]

Business Battles in the US Energy Sector: lessons for a clean energy transition, Dr Christian Downie, DECRA Fellow, School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet), CAP [PDF]

Developing cooperative catalysts for hydrogen storage with liquid organic hydrogen carriers, Dr Annie Colebatch, Rita Cornforth Fellow, Research School of Chemistry, CoS [PDF]

Underlying drivers and barriers for recent solar PV boom in Vietnam, Dr Thang Do, Research Fellow with the Grand Challenge, CAP [PDF]

Beyond technical fixes: Climate finance and energy transitions in Indonesia, Dr Abidah Setyowati, Research Fellow, School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet), CAP [PDF]

Materials and New Technologies for Battery Storage, Dr Alexey Glushenkov, Research School of Chemistry and Research School of Engineering [PDF]


Please note that parking may be difficult - we strongly advise using public transport, taxi, cycling, walking or allowing plenty of time to find a park.

Updated:  06 July 2020/Responsible Officer:  Director, Energy Change Institute/Page Contact:  Webmaster