Professor Michael Brear

Melbourne Energy Institute

Prof Michael Brear

Michael Brear is the Director of MEI. His own research and consulting are with industry and government on:

  • the technical, economic and environmental analysis of transport and energy systems
  • the combustion of conventional and alternative fuels
  • stationary and mobile powerplant featuring engines, turbines, energy storage and renewables.

Michael is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering, Engineers Australia and the Australian Institute of Energy. He previously established the University’s multi-disciplinary degree, the Master of Energy Systems. Prior to commencing at the University, Michael worked for ICI Australia (now Orica), then undertook graduate studies at Cambridge University and post-doctoral research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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