Webinar | Energy Industry PhD Scholarships

09/2/2021 04:00 pm 09/2/2021 05:30 pm Australia/Melbourne Webinar | Energy Industry PhD Scholarships

Do you have what it takes to lead the energy transition?

Greater collaboration and innovation are needed to solve tomorrow's energy challenges. That’s why we offer scholarships under our diverse initiatives. Join us to hear from leading scholars and academics involved with those scholarships.

Mr Vincent Makota (Zema Energy Scholarship recipient), Dr Sarah Goodwin (Lecturer, Faculty of Information Technology), Prof Paul Webley (Director, Woodside Monash Energy Partnership), Stephan Modest (Woodside Monash Energy Partnership Scholarship recipient) talked about our transforming energy sector and how pursuing industry PhDs; like the Zema Energy Studies Scholarship, the Woodside Monash Energy Partnership Scholarship, and the RACE for 2030 CRC PhD program can fast-track your career in energy. Dr Tanya Tan (Graduate Research Manager) spoke about the scholarship application process.

Dr Roger Dargaville, Deputy Director of the Monash Energy Institute, hosted the event. Dr Jenny Reisz, Principal Operational Analysis (AEMO), spoke about the current research opportunities in the sector.

For more information about the Scholarships and Application details

Presentations:


Watch the video


Meet the host

Dr Roger Dargaville

Dr Roger Dargaville

Deputy Director, Monash Energy Institute
Director of Sustainability (Engineering)
EVs, RACE for 2030 CRC

Roger is an expert in energy systems and climate change. He specialises in large-scale electrical energy system transition optimisation, searching for optimised mixes of renewable and conventional generation technologies, transmission networks and storage systems. As well as established storage technologies such as pumped hydro and lithium-ion batteries, Roger researches the viability of novel energy storage technologies such as seawater pumped hydro and liquid air energy storage. He has conducted research in: global carbon cycle science, tracing the emissions of carbon dioxide from fossil fuel and the exchanges between the atmosphere, land and oceans, as well as stratospheric ozone depletion.

Meet the speakers

Professor Paul Webley

Professor Paul Webley

Director, Woodside Monash Energy Partnership

Paul is the Director of the Woodside Monash Energy Partnership, and has over 15 years’ industry and academic experience in the development and management of clean energy technologies, specifically carbon capture. In his role as Director, Professor Webley leads the Woodside Monash Energy Partnership to progress energy solutions for a lower carbon future. Aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, the research and development initiatives of the partnership focus on leadership and novel technologies in the hydrogen value chain and carbon abatement. Professor Webley holds degrees in Chemical Engineering (PhD and Masters) from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Paul’s research activities and consulting expertise focus on energy and environmental applications, including low emissions technology, pollution abatement, energy systems evaluation, energy storage, and carbon capture and hydrogen energy technology.

Dr Sarah Goodwin

Dr Sarah Goodwin

Lecturer, Department of Human Centred Computing,
Faculty of Information Technology, Monash University

Sarah is a Lecturer with Monash Immersive Analytics Lab. Her research explores innovative and creative visual analytic solutions for complex, multi-dimensional and geospatial data sets. She has over 15 years academic and professional experience in geospatial analysis and information visualisation, having worked as a GIS technician, geo-data analyst, consultant and academic researcher for some of the leading research centres for spatial analysis and visualisation around the world. Her research particularly focuses on energy data visualisation. She has led successful research projects with Monash energy industry partners and she supervises a number of research students who are exploring novel visualisation solutions for energy data exploration and visualisation.

Mr Vincent Makota

Mr Vincent Makota

Zema Energy Studies Scholar 1st year, PhD Candidate,
Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering, Monash University

Vincent holds a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering (Hons) from RMIT University, Australia in 2019. Currently, he is working towards a PhD degree in electrical engineering at Monash University and is being supervised by supervised by Dr Behrooz Bahrani (Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Engineering/ Department of ECSE and Director of the Grid Innovation Hub). The PhD is sponsored through the Zema Scholarship Fund by the Australian Energy Market Operator and the goal of Vincent's project is to investigate how emerging technologies such as grid-forming inverters can be used to reliably integrate more renewable resources with minimal impact into our transmission network, and be part of the solution for a more stable grid. He will also investigate the benefit of using Artificial Intelligence to automatically mitigate instability issues through controller tuning.

Stephan Modest

Stephan Modest

Research Assistant and PhD candidate with the Monash Business School and the Woodside Monash Energy Partnership

Stephan is working as Research Assistant within one of the WMEP themes (Energy Leadership). The focus of the ‘Green energy on the global stage’ project, a multi-disciplinary and multi-stakeholder project, is to examine inter-related thematic dimensions that will impact the future green hydrogen market with reference to specific global regions. His PhD project with the WMEP is on carbon neutral certificates in the Australian Energy sector. He is studying the impact of carbon neutral certifications, beyond the expected carbon reduction footprint. He aims to support sustainability conscious business in choosing effective carbon neutral product strategies, drive pro-environmental consumer behaviours and voluntary climate actions, and provide policymakers with insights to implement meaningful low-carbon legislations and regulations.


Tanya tan

Dr Tanya Tan (BSc, BVMS and GradDipAccg)

Graduate Research Manager, Faculty of Engineering, Monash University

Tanya is the Graduate Research Manager for the Faculty of Engineering and has been working in the Graduate Research space at Monash University for seven years. Tanya has expertise in recruitment, management and marketing. She supports students at every stage of their higher degree research life-cycle and works to enable excellence in graduate research at Monash. She has led multiple teams under different positions in Australia and Singapore.

Event Details

Date:
2 September 2021 at 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

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Do you have what it takes to lead the energy transition?

Greater collaboration and innovation are needed to solve tomorrow's energy challenges. That’s why we offer scholarships under our diverse initiatives. Join us to hear from leading scholars and academics involved with those scholarships.

Mr Vincent Makota (Zema Energy Scholarship recipient), Dr Sarah Goodwin (Lecturer, Faculty of Information Technology), Prof Paul Webley (Director, Woodside Monash Energy Partnership), Stephan Modest (Woodside Monash Energy Partnership Scholarship recipient) talked about our transforming energy sector and how pursuing industry PhDs; like the Zema Energy Studies Scholarship, the Woodside Monash Energy Partnership Scholarship, and the RACE for 2030 CRC PhD program can fast-track your career in energy. Dr Tanya Tan (Graduate Research Manager) spoke about the scholarship application process.

Dr Roger Dargaville, Deputy Director of the Monash Energy Institute, hosted the event. Dr Jenny Reisz, Principal Operational Analysis (AEMO), spoke about the current research opportunities in the sector.

For more information about the Scholarships and Application details

Presentations:


Watch the video


Meet the host

Dr Roger Dargaville

Dr Roger Dargaville

Deputy Director, Monash Energy Institute
Director of Sustainability (Engineering)
EVs, RACE for 2030 CRC

Roger is an expert in energy systems and climate change. He specialises in large-scale electrical energy system transition optimisation, searching for optimised mixes of renewable and conventional generation technologies, transmission networks and storage systems. As well as established storage technologies such as pumped hydro and lithium-ion batteries, Roger researches the viability of novel energy storage technologies such as seawater pumped hydro and liquid air energy storage. He has conducted research in: global carbon cycle science, tracing the emissions of carbon dioxide from fossil fuel and the exchanges between the atmosphere, land and oceans, as well as stratospheric ozone depletion.

Meet the speakers

Professor Paul Webley

Professor Paul Webley

Director, Woodside Monash Energy Partnership

Paul is the Director of the Woodside Monash Energy Partnership, and has over 15 years’ industry and academic experience in the development and management of clean energy technologies, specifically carbon capture. In his role as Director, Professor Webley leads the Woodside Monash Energy Partnership to progress energy solutions for a lower carbon future. Aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, the research and development initiatives of the partnership focus on leadership and novel technologies in the hydrogen value chain and carbon abatement. Professor Webley holds degrees in Chemical Engineering (PhD and Masters) from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Paul’s research activities and consulting expertise focus on energy and environmental applications, including low emissions technology, pollution abatement, energy systems evaluation, energy storage, and carbon capture and hydrogen energy technology.

Dr Sarah Goodwin

Dr Sarah Goodwin

Lecturer, Department of Human Centred Computing,
Faculty of Information Technology, Monash University

Sarah is a Lecturer with Monash Immersive Analytics Lab. Her research explores innovative and creative visual analytic solutions for complex, multi-dimensional and geospatial data sets. She has over 15 years academic and professional experience in geospatial analysis and information visualisation, having worked as a GIS technician, geo-data analyst, consultant and academic researcher for some of the leading research centres for spatial analysis and visualisation around the world. Her research particularly focuses on energy data visualisation. She has led successful research projects with Monash energy industry partners and she supervises a number of research students who are exploring novel visualisation solutions for energy data exploration and visualisation.

Mr Vincent Makota

Mr Vincent Makota

Zema Energy Studies Scholar 1st year, PhD Candidate,
Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering, Monash University

Vincent holds a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering (Hons) from RMIT University, Australia in 2019. Currently, he is working towards a PhD degree in electrical engineering at Monash University and is being supervised by supervised by Dr Behrooz Bahrani (Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Engineering/ Department of ECSE and Director of the Grid Innovation Hub). The PhD is sponsored through the Zema Scholarship Fund by the Australian Energy Market Operator and the goal of Vincent's project is to investigate how emerging technologies such as grid-forming inverters can be used to reliably integrate more renewable resources with minimal impact into our transmission network, and be part of the solution for a more stable grid. He will also investigate the benefit of using Artificial Intelligence to automatically mitigate instability issues through controller tuning.

Stephan Modest

Stephan Modest

Research Assistant and PhD candidate with the Monash Business School and the Woodside Monash Energy Partnership

Stephan is working as Research Assistant within one of the WMEP themes (Energy Leadership). The focus of the ‘Green energy on the global stage’ project, a multi-disciplinary and multi-stakeholder project, is to examine inter-related thematic dimensions that will impact the future green hydrogen market with reference to specific global regions. His PhD project with the WMEP is on carbon neutral certificates in the Australian Energy sector. He is studying the impact of carbon neutral certifications, beyond the expected carbon reduction footprint. He aims to support sustainability conscious business in choosing effective carbon neutral product strategies, drive pro-environmental consumer behaviours and voluntary climate actions, and provide policymakers with insights to implement meaningful low-carbon legislations and regulations.


Tanya tan

Dr Tanya Tan (BSc, BVMS and GradDipAccg)

Graduate Research Manager, Faculty of Engineering, Monash University

Tanya is the Graduate Research Manager for the Faculty of Engineering and has been working in the Graduate Research space at Monash University for seven years. Tanya has expertise in recruitment, management and marketing. She supports students at every stage of their higher degree research life-cycle and works to enable excellence in graduate research at Monash. She has led multiple teams under different positions in Australia and Singapore.