Renewable Energy

Chris Wilson

Electrical and Renewable Energy Engineer for the Government Architect’s Office, NSW Public Works

"I design and supervise the construction of building-mounted solar power systems for public buildings"           


Kate Vaughan

Closure/Environmental graduate for Rio Tinto


"In an environmental role you speak to so many different types of people, from managers to dozer drivers, and you need to make it clear to these people ‘why’ the environment matters to them"

Kylie Catchpole

Research Fellow for the College of Engineering and Computer Science, Australian National University 

"I most enjoy discovering something new and getting new ideas about designs for solar cells, as well as working with other people who love this type of work too"                                                                                                         

Melanie de Leon

Geoscientific Systems & Data Specialist for Rio Tinto                                                                                

"I am responsible for providing and administering data management solutions"                                            

Nicholas Schulz

Automotive Engineer for Applidyne

"The aim of the project is to design a solar powered heat engine suitable for residential and small scale commercial applications that is able to produce electricity, hot water and home heating cheaper than equivalent solar PV and hot water systems"


Merren Wilkinson

Community Officer for Communications Team, Hydro Tasmania

"my role is to help the local community engage with the project - to understand what we are doing and why"   

Rick Morgans

Company founder for Cyclopic Energy                      

"I co-founded a company that focuses on wind resource assessment, specifically for optimising the energy yield from small wind turbines"

Marteena McKenzie

Project Manager, Research and Policy for CAT Projects

"I design, develop and manage household energy efficiency and renewable energy projects in remote Indigenous communities"

Rosemary Barnes

Senior Engineer, De-Icing for LM Wind Power

"I am very concerned about climate change, and with my background in composite materials and aerodynamics I felt that wind energy was a great way I could contribute to practical solutions."

Daniel Walsh

Wind Analyst/Engineer for Pacific Hydro

"I determine the wind resource of a site, design the wind farm layout and predict the energy output, which is used to determine whether the site is suitable for development"

Megan Kent

Senior Research Worker, Biochemical Profiling of Microalgae for James Cook University in partnership with MBD Energy Ltd

"My colleagues and I work to establish the biochemical profiles (including fats, carbohydrates, protein, etc.) of various microalgae strains in order to evaluate their suitability for end products, such as biofuels or nutraceuticals"

Michelle Radlof

Civil and Environmental Engineer for Rio Tinto


"I manage small site projects, which can range from road rehabilitation and resealing to designing weed wash down stations for the mine"                                                                        

Nick Jatan

Senior Electrical Engineer for Entura, Hydro Tasmania

"I am involved in the development of innovative solutions to problems encountered in the electrical power industry, in a renewable energy environment"                                                                             

Steven Sewell

Geophysicist for geothermal division of Mighty River Power

"involves using physics-based methods to explore, develop and manage geothermal fields (regions that are suitable for generating geothermal power)"                                                                             

Terry Ives

Generation Technician (Electrical) Level 8 for Hydro Tasmania

"I am employed to operate, maintain and improve Hydro Power-Generating plants"                                          

Angela Rozali

Senior Engineer, Renewable Energy for AECOM

"I’m focused on wind, solar and energy storage project development, which involves a range of activities such as climbing wind turbines, project management and energy generation modelling"  

Alicia Webb

Policy Manager for the Clean Energy Council

"I work with the renewable energy industry. Sometimes I plan events and conferences, sometimes I write reports or lead projects that help us to improve as a sector"