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We present our Energy Profile - a showcase of Monash's major energy programs. We congratulate Dr Julie Karel who is now a FLEET Chief Investigator, Dr Alexandr Simonov, Prof Douglas MacFarlane and team who published a Roadmapto the Ammonia Economy and Prof Huanting Wang for receiving an ARC LaureateFellowship for his work in renewable energy and clean water. We also promote the Digital Energy Futures Report by the Emerging Technologies Research Lab.
We celebrated our 7th position in energy in the world impact rankings, highlight developments in solar research, and congratulate our student team for winning the Solar Decathlon Design Challenge. This newsletter includes profiles of Professor Andrew Dyer, Dr Larissa Nicholls, Dr Christoph Bergmeir and Ms Rakshitha Godahewa. We also shared the 2019 Annual Reports from the ARC Graphene Hub, FLEET and ACEX.
Monash University will play a major role in RACE2030 by leading the networks research program, one of the four research pillars of the CRC program. Congratulations to A/Prof Akshat Tanksale for becoming an IChemE Fellow, Scott Ferraro for being appointed on the Board of the Energy Efficiency Council, Bridget Ryan for receiving the Monash 2020 Your Leadership Voice award, and Dr Chang Wei Tan for receiving the Mollie Holman Medal 2019. We also profiled Ali Meghdadi and Dr Semini Wijekoon.
The 2019-2020 bushfire season in Australia has raised questions about fire management and impacts of fires on essential services; our researchers commented. Congratulations to Dr Mahdokht Shaibani, Prof Mainak Majumder and A/Prof Matthew Hill for developing the world’s most efficient lithium-sulphur battery. We introduced Vanya Kumar, and profiled Dr Mahdokht Shaibani and Shalini Kandasamy.
The Monash University's COP25 delegation led by Dr Diana Krall and Dr Susie Ho commented on their experience of the COP. We announced the launch of our new website, which was designed to reflect the vibrant, inclusive and impactful Monash Energy community. We introduced Kane Thornton and profiled Dr Sarah Goodwin, A/Prof Akshat Tanksale and Colin Kang.
In this newsletter we provide a summary of the Monash Energy Conference. We announced the renaming of MEMSI to the Monash Energy Institute. We celebrated the $5.45m partnership between GE Digital and Monash, congratulated Prof Huanting Wang and Prof Ranjith Pathegama Gamage elected as a Fellow to the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering, and Prof Douglas MacFarlane appointed as a Sir John Monash Distinguished Professor.