Dr Roger Dargaville is the Senior Lecturer in Renewable Energy in the Resources Engineering group in the Department of Civil Engineering at Monash University. He is an expert in energy systems and climate change. Roger specialises in large-scale energy system transition optimisation, and novel energy storage technologies such as seawater pumped hydro and liquid air energy storage. He has conducted research in global carbon cycle science, simulating the emissions of carbon dioxide from fossil fuel and exchanges between the atmosphere, land and oceans as well as stratospheric ozone depletion.
Roger leads a research group of PhD students working on a diverse range of energy related topics including disruptive business models, EROI, transmission systems, bioenergy, wave energy and high penetration rooftop photovoltaics systems. He teaches undergraduate subjects on renewable energy technologies at Monash University and previously taught Masters level subjects at Melbourne University.
Roger has worked at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, the National Center for Atmospheric Research (USA) and at the Centre nationale de la recherche scientifique (France), the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission at UNESCO, the International Energy Agency, and was the Deputy Director at the Melbourne Energy Institute at the University of Melbourne.