MEI Symposium 21

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Hybrid event
(online and in-person)

MEI Symposium 21 is a full day conference seminar showcasing the University of Melbourne’s multi-disciplinary energy research across the Melbourne Energy Institute’s four technical programs.

MEI Symposium 21 will feature keynote speakers, graduate students and research staff presenting their research within MEI’s four program areas: Energy Systems; Power Generation and Transport; Hydrogen and Clean Fuels; and Energy Materials. The Symposium will be a hybrid event with both on-campus and online attendance.

We are honoured to have Anna Collyer, Chair of the Australian Energy Market Commission, as the opening keynote, as well as topical seminars that include the following:


  • Opening Plenary: Anna Collyer, Chair, Australian Energy Market Commission
  • High efficiency perovskite/silicon tandems for electricity and hydrogen: Professor Kylie Catchpole, Professor in the School  of Engineering , Australian National University
  • Towards the hydrogen-ammonia economy: Professor Doug Macfarlane, School of Chemistry, Monash University
  • Texas power grid under extreme weather - February 2021: Dr Ross Baldick, Professor Emeritus, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin
  • Wind power - five minutes into the future and beyond: Dr Claire Vincent, Senior Lecturer, School of Geography, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, The University of Melbourne



Attend in-person

MEI Symposium 21 will be held at Melbourne Connect.

Venue details:
Melbourne Connect
The Forum
1st Floor
700 Swanston Street

Read how to get to Melbourne Connect.

Register to attend in person

*Please note that as per the Victorian Government and the University of Melbourne's COVID safe guidelines, all delegates will be required to show proof of vaccination before being permitted entry into this event.

Attend online

If your preference is to participate virtually, please register for the conference stream you wish to attend. Refer to the Symposium program for details on each stream.

Register for Opening Plenary

Register for Energy Systems Research Program stream

Register for Power Generation and Transport Research Program stream

Register for Energy Materials Research Program stream

Register for Hydrogen and Clean Fuels Research Program stream

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