Climate change, diminishing resources, and rising energy demand are among the key challenges of our time. As new technologies, business models and policy settings emerge to address these challenges, we see our energy system undergoing transformation and just how quickly new pathways can be forged. To meet these challenges, the Melbourne Energy Institute takes an interdisciplinary and collaborative approach to research.
- Centre for Market Design
The Centre for Market Design's Energy Market Program looks at the market challenges around next generation electricity.…
- Masters of Energy Systems
The Master of Energy Systems examines the technology, business and science of energy.…
- Energy Geophysics Research
Energy geophysics research builds on existing knowledge in the field of geosciences to inform how we can meet our future energy needs…
- Energy Futures Seminar Series
The Energy Futures Seminar Series brings together industry, government and academia around critical future energy research issues.…
The Melbourne Energy Institute's energy research portfolio engages over 150 researchers from many faculties of The University of Melbourne, providing international leadership in energy research and delivering solutions to meet our future energy needs. The three main research areas of the Institute are Energy Systems, Energy, Environment and Resource Economics, and Energy Geophysics.
- Energy Systems
Energy systems and production research focuses on new resource systems such as solar, wind, geothermal, biofuels and reservoirs for energy waste (subsurface, soils, biomass) and their capacity to provide cost-effective services into the future.Learn more
- Energy, Environment and Resource Economics
One of the key issues for energy research is how to justly distribute the costs of the development and implementation of new energy technologies. Social science research focuses on development of energy policy, informed by economic modeling as well as optimal legal and regulatory frameworks.Learn more
- Energy Geophysics
Energy geophysics research builds on existing knowledge in the field of geosciences. This research develops our understanding how Australia’s energy needs can be met sustainably, through innovative ways of modelling the earth’s accessible crust and resource sediments.Learn more
The University of Melbourne offers interdisciplinary energy graduate programs at Masters and PhD level. These include a the Masters of Energy Systems and Australian-German Climate and Energy College.
Interested in a career in energy? The University of Melbourne offers undergraduate pathways into specialised energy studies at graduate level.learn more
- Master of Energy Systems
This program integrates the study of the technology, business and science of energy, focusing on the key areas of: evaluating energy systems; energy-related investment decisions; policy development and implementation; and greenhouse gas management issues.learn more
- Australian-German Climate and Energy College
Pursue research in climate change and energy transitions at a world-class level, complemented by a six month exchange program to broaden your horizons and expertise at a partner institution overseaslearn more
The Institute reports to the Deputy Vice Chancellor of Research, Professor Jim McClusky, for research matters and the Faculty of Science Dean, Professor Karen Day, for operational matters.The Institute is strategically governed by an external Advisory Board and an Executive Committee of University staff, and is operated by a small team of professional staff.
- Institute staff
The Melbourne Energy Institute is operated by a small team of professional staff, that support the Director in the administration of institute activities. Meet the Melbourne Energy Institute team.View
- Advisory board
The Melbourne Energy Institute Advisory Board provides strategic advice to the Director. The Board is made up of national and international leaders in the energy industry. Meet the Institute Advisory Board members.view
- Executive committee
The Director and Executive Committee govern the Institute and is made up of senior academics from faculties of Engineering, Law, Arts, Science, Business and Economics, and Architecture, Building and Planning. Meet the Institute Executive Committee.View