2019 Monash Energy Conference

Wednesday 18th September

Green Chemical Futures, 13 Rainforest Walk, Level 4, Clayton Campus

A full programme with bios is available in the conference brochure.

Speakers


800 - Registrations open

830 - Opening

Introduction: Associate Professor Jacek Jasieniak (MEMSI)

Energy research at Monash University: Professor Marc Parlange, Provost

850 - Keynote: Dr Amanda Caples, Victoria's Lead Scientist

910 - Energy Leaders’ panel discussion: 'The role of universities in the energy sector', moderated by Chloe Munro (Monash Professorial Fellow).

Panel speakers: Dr Amanda Caples, Victoria's Lead Scientist, Neil Kavanagh(Woodside Energy), Kevin Hart (GE), and Professor Simon Wilkie (Faculty of Business and Economics).

1010 - Morning Tea

1040 - 'The Control of Excitonic Materials for Solar Energy Harvesting': Professor Udo Bach, ARC Centre of Excellence in Exciton Science (ACEx)

The ARC Centre of Excellence in Exciton Science (ACEx) carries out cutting edge research across 5 Australian Universities in close collaboration with CSIRO and international teams. Our ambition is to achieve the control of excitonic materials for solar energy harvesting and improved energy efficiency in security, lighting and sensing applications. Our research on solar energy harvesting spans from fundamental studies, modelling and characterisation to complete device fabrication and big data analysis, resulting in a strong network boosting the progress of this technology. This talk will cover the most exciting advances of ACEx in three main topics; Luminescent Solar Concentrators, Photon Upconversion and Next Generation Solar Cells.

1110 - 'Energy Research in the Australian Centre for Electromaterials Science': Professor Doug McFarlane, ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science (ACES)

The ARC Centre of Excellence in Electromaterials Science has a major focus on “new energy” science and technology including batteries, thermocells and solar fuels. The Centre is spread across 8 nodes in South Eastern Australia, however the main energy projects are based at Monash and Deakin Universities. In the “Solar Fuels” area, efficient production of ammonia from renewable energy represents an important technology for future means of global transportation of renewable energy from remote land and marine areas where it can be generated inexpensively at massive scale. The direct electrochemical nitrogen reduction reaction (eNRR), coupled with the oxygen evolution reaction (OER), is an attractive approach to the generation of ammonia from renewables and this talk will overview the technology options in respect of this process. The eNRR as carried out in traditional solvents is of relatively low efficiency under ambient conditions compared to other energy storage mechanisms and this is currently limiting the technology.1 One of the reasons for this low efficiency is the very poor solubility of N2 in many electrochemical solvents. Fortunately, some non-aqueous electrolyte systems offer considerably higher nitrogen solubility, up to 20 times or more than in water, and this has allowed us to demonstrate breakthrough levels of selectivity in this reaction.2-5. In the battery area, the Centre has focussed on metal batteries including next generation sodium and magnesium batteries, these being cheaper and safer alternatives to lithium. High voltage flow battery systems are also under development. We will discuss recent progress in these areas and the likely trajectories for future development

1140 - ‘Light-transformed materials for low-energy electronics’ Professor Kris Helmerson, ARC Centre of Excellence in Future Low-Energy Electronics Technologies(FLEET)

The ARC Centre of Excellence in Future Low-Energy Electronics Technologies (FLEET) addresses a grand challenge: reducing the energy used in information and communication technology (ICT), which already accounts for up to 8% of the electricity use on Earth and is doubling every 10 years. The “internet of things” would drive this energy demand even higher. Within a decade, the financial and environmental cost of electricity use will limit the growth of computing. The current, silicon-based technology (CMOS) is 40 years old, and reaching the limits of its efficiency. FLEET’s solution will be a new generation of ultra-low energy electronics that will allow computing to continue to grow. FLEET will develop electronic devices in which electrical current can flow with near-zero resistance and dissipation of heat. This presentation will give an overview of FLEET research programmes and Centre’s capabilities at Monash, as well as one of the Centre’s approach to achieving dissipationless transport, dynamically.

1210 - Lunch

1310 - Keynote Speaker: ‘Building Australia’s new energy sector’, Professor Tony Marxsen, Grid innovation Hub

Australia’s energy sector is facing a wave of change greater than any other in its history. New technology, new sustainability imperatives, and rust-belt infrastructure are combining to create aburning platform of national scale. Urgent action is required. The path ahead is most unclear and every element of the status quo is fiercely defended by vested interests. How can universities likeMonash best deploy their unique capabilities to de-risk this transition and resolve the national trilemma of energy cost, security and sustainability for the long term? This is a challenge worthy of our best efforts, one which may demand radical innovation in how we think and work.

1340 - Academic panel discussion, moderated Professor Rob Raven(Monash Sustainable Development Institute). Panel speakers: Dr Megan Farrelly (energy transitions), Associate Professor Arthur Campbell (energy markets) and Professor Maria Garcia de la Banda (optimisation).

1430 - Afternoon Tea

1500 - 'Monash Net Zero Initiative' - Scott Ferraro

Monash University has committed to achieving net zero emissions by 2030 across its four Australian campuses. Scott will provide an update of the UN award winning program, highlighting achievements and next steps.

1520 - 'Translating novel battery and supercapacitor technologies through industry partnerships', Professor Mainak Majumder

With the growing demand for energy requirements in our daily life, energy storage technologies such as batteries and super-capacitors are critical components in overcoming the intermittent nature of renewable energy sources such as wind and solar power, particularly in grid-level, stationary applications. The growing market of electric vehicles also demands lighter and more-efficient energy storage systems to extend the driving range and reduce infrastructure costs for frequent charging requirements.  Endowed with natural resources such as Lithium, Cobalt, Nickel, Manganese, Graphite which are critical components of energy storage technologies, Australia has a real opportunity to establish itself as a ‘smart’ country which can generate intellectual properties, and create new opportunities in this area.

In our team, we have over the years, developed an innovation ecosystem which develops, nurtures, promotes, creates business opportunities and commercializes these technologies. In particular, I will highlight our work with Industry partners, Ionic Industries and Clean Future Energy, Australia in successfully developing a sustained partnership and our efforts in translating graphene-based super-capacitor technologies and energy-dense Li-S battery technologies. Our efforts are truly multidisciplinary involving many departments of Engineering at Monash University ensuring Monash remains the engine-room driving the innovation alongside a broad a suite of strategic collaborations across Europe (Fraunhofer Institute for Material and Beam Technology, Dresden, Germany; Swansea University, UK; Greenmat, University of Liege, Belgium), Asia (Tsinghua University, China; Enserv Power Co., Thailand, Jianghai Capacitor Co. Ltd, Nantong City, China), and Australia (University of Adelaide, Deakin University).

1540 - 'Engaging households towards the Future Grid: A strategy for the energy sector', Dr Larissa Nicholls

Larissa’s research brings deeper understandings of household practices and concerns into Australia’s policy debates about energy consumption, affordability, sustainability and reliability. The impacts of energy policy and emerging technologies for vulnerable and disadvantaged households are a key research focus. Having worked extensively in the areas of home energy efficiency and demand management, Larissa is currently investigating how emerging digital technologies may impact future energy demand and infrastructures. Her applied projects involve in-home ethnographic research to explore interactions between energy (technologies, usage, pricing, communications) and social, physical and financial wellbeing.

1600 - Wrap-up: Associate Professor Jacek Jasieniak

1610 - Presentation by the Monash Energy Club. Networking over student poster and image competition.

Be introduced to the newest addition to Monash's energy portfolio: A student-run non-profit facilitating energy industry careers as well as a forum for students across all faculties to learn about energy investments, technology, and policy. A great way for companies to have some face-time with Monash's most talented energy-focused students.

1700 - Awards

1730 - Close

Thursday 19th September

New Horizons, Building 82, 20, Research Way, Monash University Clayton Campus (see below rooms allocated to each session).

A full programme with bios is available in the conference brochure.

Four parallel sessions will be held- see below for details.

Speakers


The Monash Microgrid

New Horizons, 20 Research Way, Level 4 Collaboration Lounge, Clayton Campus.

This half-day forum will showcase the development of the Monash microgrid, part of the Net Zero Initiative. This event is aimed at leaders and representatives from the energy sector, Monash staff and students.

900 - Creating grid-interactive precincts (chair) - Scott Ferraro

Scott will provide an overview of the Monash Microgrid currently under development at the Clayton campus to help deliver on Monash's Net Zero Initiative. Covering both the development of the microgrid system in partnership with Indra through the ARENA funded Smart Energy City project, and the business model for commercialisation through the Victorian Government funded Microgrid Electricity Market Operator project.

915 - Indra Onesait platform – German Burbano and Andres Molnas

Indra leads the design and implementation of the monitoring and control IoT infrastructure for Clayton Campus Ring 3 and the delivery of a centralized Power Quality Management system, automating the continuous monitoring and control of the microgrid’s power quality parameters. Edge intelligence is connected to each of the applicable buildings and DER resources, enabling energy management strategies ranging from direct monitoring and control of connected DERs up to the dispatch of resources’ participation in a transactive energy market. Indra’s solution maintains safe and reliable technical operation through the matching of buildings loads and flexibility with available resources and market obligations.

935 - Microgrid Transactive Energy Market - Donald Azuatalam, Robert Glasgow and Mohsen Khorasany

In this talk, the design, requirements, and different mechanisms of a transactive energy markets will be discussed

1000 - Q&A/Panel

1015 - Morning Tea

1045 - Microgrid tours

  • Tour A Visualising the Monash Microgrid and Indra demonstrations (Future Control Room Tour) (45 mins)
  • Tour B The Monash Microgrid Tour (45 mins)

1230 - Lunch

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Grid Innovation Hub

New Horizons, 20 Research Way, Level 4 Collaboration Lounge, Clayton Campus.

This half-day workshop is a Monash Grid Innovation Hub event. This workshop is a forum for Monash researchers and our industry and government partners who work in the electricity grid innovation area including smart grids, transmission system planning and operation, generation and storage investment and renewable transition modelling.

About the Grid Innovation Hub (GIH)

The Hub's is a Monash Energy Institute external partnership initiative bringing together Monash researchers to undertake high-quality interdisciplinary research to address increasingly complex challenges faced by the Australian energy sector.The GIH is a partnership between industry, innovators and researchers across the Monash University research community to develop and execute a three-year research agenda from 2019.

Monash Researchers or their industry partners will present 5-minute overviews of their research in the following technical areas applied to energy grids:

Smart Energy Systems

  • AI, optimisation, Data science and ML
  • Energy demand and generation forecasting
  • Transport Elecrtification
  • Remote Energy access and Indigenous communities
  • Energy-aware smart buildings
  • Energy Markets and Systems
  • Policy & Regulation
  • Competition Economics
  • Just Energy Transitions
  • Consumers and Social Equity
  • Social equity and customer centric regulation
  • Data Privacy and ownership
  • Consumer empowerment1230 Lunch

1330 - GIH Introduction- Prof Tony MarxenProf Ariel Liebman and Dr Behrooz Bahrani

1345 - FCR Overview and sample demos Dr Sarah Goodwin

The Future Control Room (FCR) is a co-creation of MEMSI (Monash Energy Materials and Systems Institute) and Grid Innovation Hub (GIH), funded and operated by the Faculty of IT, the Faculty of Engineering, and MIVP. The FCR is principally designed to be a Digital Twin of grid and other energy system control rooms of the near future, enabling (1) graduate and professional training purposes, and (2) research into improved monitoring and control systems, reaching into advanced data integration and Human in the loop AI, and ultimately the autonomous operation of smart energy systems.

1400 - 5-minute project "collaboration pitch" - Chair - Dr Behrooz Bahrani

'Generation, Transmission and wholesale markets' -  Jacqui Bridge, Dr Ross Gawler, and Bruce Miller.

1430 - Q&A Collaboration Panel, facilitated by Dr Behrooz Bahrani

1500 - Afternoon Tea

1530 - 5-minute project "collaboration pitch", Chair - Prof Ariel Liebman

1600 - Q&A Collaboration Panel, facilitated by Prof Ariel Liebman

'Distribution Networks, DER and customer-centric energy transition' - Dr Reza Razzaghi,  Peter Lusis, Dr Diane Kraal, Derek Abesurya and  Andres Molnar.

1630 - Drinks

1730 - Close

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ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science (ACEs)

New Horizons, 20 Research Way, Level 4, Rooms 4.07 and 4.08 , Clayton Campus.

This half-day workshop will be a forum for discussion of hydrogen-related initiatives at Monash, CSIRO and local industry. This event is aimed at leaders and representatives from the hydrogen energy sector.

830 - Registrations open

905 - Opening Introduction – Prof Doug MacFarlane

915 - 'The Challenges of Transporting and Storing Hydrogen for an a Global Market' A/Prof Jacek Jasieniak (Monash)

Great excitement exists for the emergence of a global hydrogen market. However, the notion of a hydrogen economy has been around for almost half a century. What has changed? Is it a passing phase? These questions have to be considered from the perspectives of global supply and demand, with indicators clearly highlighting a need for costs of production to be drastically reduced and the global supply chains to be developed in order to supply emerging markets, largely concentrated in Asia. Critical to this will be the development of hydrogen and transport options for hydrogen at an unprecedented scale. In this talk, I will outline the state-of-the art in both of these critical areas, as well as provide clarity on the major challenges that need to be resolved across these in going forward.

935 - 'High-performance and robust electrocatalysts for renewable hydrogen generation ' Dr Alexandr (Sasha) Simonov (Monash)

Water electrolysis presents an energy-efficient and versatile pathway towards the production of truly green hydrogen fuel. The technological importance of the electrolytic hydrogen generation has been now recognised by both industry and academia, which supports a rapid progress in the development of new high-performance catalysts facilitating two half-reactions of the process: the hydrogen and oxygen evolution reactions. However, most research on electrochemical water splitting has focused on catalyst discovery with the use of often prohibitively sophisticated synthesis methods, and with not sufficient attention paid to the robustness of materials in operation under industrially relevant conditions. Our work specifically focuses on these two technologically important aspects. The present talk will highlight some of the recent research undertaken at Monash University and more broadly within the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science (ACES) towards the aim of the design of low-cost, high-performance and robust water splitting catalysts.

955 - 'Global challenges need global solutions 'Prof Damon Honnery(Monash)

The most recent assessments of the impact of human induced climate change suggest we have less than five decades to reduce our global emissions of greenhouse gases to zero. Achieving this will require us to develop solutions that can be implemented at a global scale, are widely acceptable, and, given the time frame, not sufficiently different from our current primary energy sources that we must radically alter the operation of our energy system. This talk investigates the role that hydrogen could play in meeting the challenges posed by climate change, as well as giving an overview of the challenges we face.

1015 - Morning Tea*

1045 - 'Woodside Monash Energy Partnership' Rachelle Doyle (Woodside)

The Woodside Monash Energy Partnership was launched in July 2019. This is a multi-year research partnership builds on the existing FutureLab collaboration. It will enable students and researchers to embrace innovation, design and cutting-edge technology to change global attitudes on sustainability and support Australia’s low-carbon energy transition. This presentation will share the vision and research themes of this exciting new partnership.

1105 - 'Hydrogen Research, Development and Demonstration (RD&D) Opportunities ' Vivek Srinivasan (CSIRO)

Research, development and demonstration (RD&D) can contribute to all aspects of the hydrogen industry value chain through lowering costs, aiding scale and rollout, increasing safety, informing community acceptance and minimising harm to the environment.  To understand the role of Australian hydrogen RD&D efforts, CSIRO is developing a follow-on report to its 2018 National Hydrogen Roadmap which focuses on identifying the opportunities for RD&D to enable an Australian hydrogen industry. This talk will discuss key themes from the 2018 National Hydrogen Roadmap and share preliminary findings from the Hydrogen RD&D Opportunities study which will be launched in late 2019.

1125 - 'Hydrogen - Part of the energy mix' Dr Noel Dunlop (ANT)

Hydrogen, whilst not a silver bullet, is a crucial part of the energy mix of the future. Hydrogen has multiple applications including export which is driving down the cost of hydrogen-based energy systems. ANT has developed 100% renewable hydrogen-based energy solutions that are economically viable right now. This presentation will provide examples of these in application and discuss the future direction of how ANT is continuing to make hydroghen-based solutions cheaper, faster and better.

1145 -'Separation and Storage of Hydrogen with Porous Materials' A/Prof Matthew Hill (CSIRO/Monash)

The Hydrogen economy is a fast evolving area with many possible paths to widespread application.  Germaine to all of these are several central technological challenges.  Two such challenges will be addressed in this presentation.  Firstly, the means to purify the hydrogen, either form the complex mixture created during its formation, or following its distribution, within ammonia, produced from methane, or distributed within natural gas infrastructure will be discussed in light of our recent developments with gas separation membranes.  Secondly, the storage of hydrogen at lower pressures enables the use of non-cylindrical tanks and hence new use cases, and adsorption within porous materials is a high priority option for delivering this.  Our recent results in the adsorptive storage of hydrogen will also be discussed.

1205 - Panel Discussion

1300 - Close

*New Horizons, 20 Research Way, Level 4 Collaboration Lounge

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ARC Centre of Excellence in Exciton Science (ACEx)

New Horizons, 20 Research Way, Ground floor, G 30, Clayton Campus.

1300-1630; This half-day symposium will be focused on sharing Monash’s most exciting research advances in the field of new energy materials. This event is aimed at ACEx members from Monash, the University of Melbourne and CSIRO.

1330 - Registrations open, welcome & introduction

1335 - Back-contact perovskite solar cells -Xiongfeng Lin

Hybrid organic-inorganic halide perovskites are low-cost solution-processable solar cell materials that rival those of crystalline silicon. Perovskite typically needs to be “sandwiched” between thin charge transporting layers to perform properly. This configuration affords high-efficiency solar cells, but it features intrinsic drawbacks, such as parasitic light absorption and reflection associated with the charge transporting layers and electrodes. This limits the further improvement of such device towards the theoretical limit. Incorporation of a back-contact architecture provides a solution to these issues and provides a route towards improving device performances to the limit.Our research group has been a pioneer in the field of back-contact perovskite devices. Several back-contact designs were proposed by our group, including the use of interdigitated electrodes, quasi-interdigitated electrode and honeycomb quasi-interdigitated electrode. This talk will give an overview of the research work carried out regarding back-contact perovskite solar cells in the Renewable Energy group at Monash University.

1355 - Hot Deposition of Perovskite Solar Cells with Polymer Additive Using Slot Die Coater for Improving Processing Reliability- Jueng-Eun Kim

Heating-assisted deposition is an industry-friendly scalable deposition method. This manufacturing method was employed together with slot die coating to fabricate perovskite solar cells via a roll-to-roll process. The feasibility of the method was demonstrated after initial testing on a rigid substrate using a benchtop slot die coater in air. The fabricated solar cells exhibited power conversion efficiencies (PCEs) up to 14.7%. A non-electroactive polymer additive was used with the perovskite formulation and found to improve its humidity tolerance significantly. These deposition parameters were also used in the roll-to-roll setup.The perovskite layer and other solution-processed layers were slot die-coated, and the fabricated device showed PCEs up to 11.7%, which is the highest efficiency obtained from a fully roll-to-roll processed perovskite solar cell to date.

1415 - Perovskite solar cells: new prospects beyond lead- Narendra Pai

Perovskite solar cells (PSC) have achieved outstanding progress in the last decade. Unfortunately, the impressive properties come at the price of yet unsatisfactory stability of PSCs and extreme toxicity of lead (II), which is readily soluble in water and can severely damage the human health and environment. In the light of water contamination incidents with Pb2+ across the world, it is unlikely that lead-based PSC will pass regulations in eco-friendly countries like Australia. These considerations promote the research on non-toxic and stable alternatives to hybrid lead perovskites with similarly favourable optoelectronic properties. From this perspective, cheap, abundant, and non-toxic systems based on homovalent and heterovalent lead substitution with promising optoelectronic properties are attracting increasing investigative attention. In this talk, a perspective on the most exciting innovations and challenges in the material science of lead-free perovskites and perovskite-derivatives will be shared.

1435 - Energy Transfer and Release in Luminous Nanomatrials-Wenping Yin

Green–red (GR) and blue–red (BR) bilayer stacked quantum dots (QDs) were fabricated using electrospray deposition. Along with steady state and time-resolved photoluminescence (PL), subnanosecond donor PL decay and corresponding acceptor PL rise signals were observed, which are ascribed to the energy transfer between different visible QDs (heterotransfer). The heterotransfer rates were estimated as (0.57 ± 0.01 ns)−1 and (0.65 ± 0.02 ns)−1 for GR and BR systems, respectively. Owing to their geometrical proximity, mixed QD layers with GR and BR showed qualitatively higher heterotransfer efficiencies of 64% and 81%, compared to stacked QD layers, which have efficiencies of 23% and 64%, respectively. Basic on those mechanism studies, the highly efficient white LED was designed and fabricated.

1455 - Towards Single-crystalline Perovskite Devices - Wenxin Mao

Organo-lead halide perovskites (OHPs) have recently emerged as a new class of exceptional optoelectronic materials, which may find use in many applications, including solar cells, light emitting diodes, and photodetectors. However, despite the thorough studies into lead halide perovskites during over past 10 years, there are still many unknowns concerning both the device performance and the stability, which are strongly related to their crystal quality as well as their optoelectronic properties. The first part of this presentation introduces the fabrication of a single-crystalline perovskite based electric-optical modulator device through a novel solution-processed perovskite crystal growth method. The second part of this presentation explores the much-debated mechanism of light induced phase segregation in mixed halide perovskite single crystals.

1500 - Afternoon Tea * 

1530 - High-throughput Search for Energy Materials- Kevin Rietwyk

Throughout human history material science has been the defining characteristic of each age, it delineates the technology of that time. Designers and inventors are limited by the materials available and must make compromises based on the requirements on the application and suitable materials. To achieve new breakthroughs, particularly in renewable energies it is essential to accelerate the rate of the material development process from the discovery of new materials, to the optimisation of their properties and the commercialisation of applications using these materials. In this talk I present a vision for a high-throughput energy material platform that will use robots and machine learning for rapid material discovery and characterisation. Robots will prepare precursor solutions, grow thin-films of materials of interest with a wide range of fabrication parameters to identify optimal growth conditions and investigate the films with an extensive range of analytic tools to determine the structural and optoelectronic properties.

1555 - Solution-processed Perovskite Tandems and Multi-junction Solar Cells- David McMeekin

Multi-junction device architectures can increase the power conversion efficiency (PCE) of photovoltaic (PV) cells beyond the single-junction thermodynamic limit. One concept for improving the efficiency of photovoltaics (PVs) is to create a “tandem junction”; by placing a wide–band-gap “top cell” above a silicon (Si) “bottom cell.” Metal halide perovskite photovoltaic cells could potentially boost the efficiency of commercial silicon photovoltaic modules from ∼20 toward 30% when used in tandem architectures. Another multi-junction approach is to fabricate a monolithic all-perovskite multi-junction solar cell. By combining a wide-band gap perovskite junction with a narrow band gap junction, we could potentially reach PCE that are beyond the Shockley-Queisser limit. Here, we explore perovskite absorbers in hopes of achieving large-scale, low-cost, printable perovskite multi-junction solar cells.

1615 - Semi-transparent perovskite solar cells (ST-PeSCs) for BIPV- Jae Choul Yu

Semitransparent solar cells (ST-SCs) have received great attention due to their promising application in many areas, such as building integrated photovoltaics (BIPV), tandem devices, and wearable electronics. In the past decade, perovskite solar cells (PeSCs) have revolutionized the field of photovoltaics (PVs) with their high efficiencies and facile preparation processes. Due to their large absorption coefficient and bandgap tunability, perovskites offer new opportunities to ST-SCs. In this presentation, I provide a general overview of ST-PeSCs from materials and devices to applications

1635 - How Electrolyte Additives Define the Performance of Copper Bisphenanthroline Electrolytes - Sebastian Fürer

In recent years, dye-sensitized solar cells have emerged as an excellent candidate for energy generation in diffuse and low light conditions. The introduction of electrolytes and solid hole-transport materials based on earth-abundant copper with efficiencies over 11% have opened up new pathways to commercialisation. While electrolyte additives have been shown to be crucial for the high performance of these electrolytes, so far their chemical interaction with the copper redox couples have been poorly understood. Here, we present new insights into this interaction and their consequences on the solar cell performance.

1655 - Concluding Remarks

1700 - Close

Missed out? Access the session slides here.

Day 1

Energy research at Monash University: Professor Marc Parlange, Provost

'The Control of Excitonic Materials for Solar Energy Harvesting': Professor Udo Bach, ARC Centre of Excellence in Exciton Science (ACEx)

Energy Research in the Australian Centre for Electromaterials Science': Professor Doug McFarlane, ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science (ACES)

‘Light-transformed materials for low-energy electronics’ Professor Kris Helmerson, ARC Centre of Excellence in Future Low-Energy Electronics Technologies(FLEET)

'Monash Net Zero Initiative' - Scott Ferraro

'Translating novel battery and supercapacitor technologies through industry partnerships', Professor Mainak Majumder

'Engaging households towards the Future Grid: A strategy for the energy sector', Dr Larissa Nicholls


Day 2

The Monash Microgrid

Creating grid-interactive precincts (chair) - Scott Ferraro

Indra Onesait platform – German Burbano and Andres Molnas

Microgrid Transactive Energy Market - Donald Azuatalam, Robert Glasgow and Mohsen Khorasany

Grid Innovation Hub

Grid Innovation Hub Overview

Grid Innovation Hub Brochure

'Independent component analysis and the NEM' Advisian

'Monash University Grid Innovation Hub, Transmission network planning' Jacqui Bridge, AusNet Services

'Real-time Monitoring and Situational Awareness in Active Distribution Networks' Reza Razzaghi

'Energy Justice' Diane Kraal

'The added value of  coordinated PV inverter control' Peter Lusis

'Revealing the impact of value drivers for co-optimised electricity generation and transmission investment' Ross Gawler

'Generation, Transmission and wholesale markets' -  Jacqui Bridge, Dr Ross Gawler, and Bruce Miller.

'Distribution Networks, DER and customer-centric energy transition' - Dr Reza Razzaghi,  Peter Lusis, Dr Diane Kraal, Derek Abesurya and  Andres Molnar.

ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science (ACEs)

'The Challenges of Transporting and Storing Hydrogen for an a Global Market' A/Prof Jacek Jasieniak (Monash)

'High-performance and robust electrocatalysts for renewable hydrogen generation ' Dr Alexandr (Sasha) Simonov (Monash)

'Global challenges need global solutions 'Prof Damon Honnery (Monash)

'Woodside Monash Energy Partnership' Rachelle Doyle (Woodside)

'Hydrogen Research, Development and Demonstration (RD&D) Opportunities ' Vivek Srinivasan (CSIRO)

'Hydrogen - Part of the energy mix' Dr Noel Dunlop (ANT)

'Separation and Storage of Hydrogen with Porous Materials' A/Prof Matthew Hill (CSIRO/Monash)

ARC Centre of Excellence in Exciton Science (ACEx)

'Back-contact perovskite solar cells' Xiongfeng Lin

'Hot Deposition of Perovskite Solar Cells with Polymer Additive Using Slot Die Coater for Improving Processing Reliabilit' Jueng-Eun Kim

'Perovskite solar cells: new prospects beyond lead' Narendra Pai

'Energy Transfer and Release in Luminous Nanomatrials' Wenping Yin

'Towards Single-crystalline Perovskite Devices' Wenxin Mao

'High-throughput Search for Energy Materials' Kevin Rietwyk

'Solution-processed Perovskite Tandems and Multi-junction Solar Cells' David McMeekin

'Semi-transparent perovskite solar cells (ST-PeSCs) for BIPV' Jae Choul Yu

'How Electrolyte Additives Define the Performance of Copper Bisphenanthroline Electrolytes' Sebastian Fürer

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