Melbourne Energy Institute
The Melbourne Energy Institute delivers influential, interdisciplinary research on the transition to a clean energy system. We work with the community, industry and government on some of the world's most pressing energy challenges.
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The Energy Systems Program considers how different energy technologies interact with one another, society and the environment. The program includes the technical, economic and environmental analysis of energy networks, wholesale and retail energy markets and energy system planning.
Hydrogen and Clean Fuels
The Hydrogen and Clean Fuels Program integrates research into production, distribution and use of hydrogen in the energy system. The program studies electrolysis and clean fuel production, as well as hydrogen and clean fuel distribution and use in industrial and transport applications.
Power Generation and Transport
The Power Generation and Transport Program brings together researchers who investigate several forms of renewable and low emission power plants for stationary and mobile applications. This includes advanced wind, solar, gas turbine, reciprocating engine and energy storage technologies.
The Energy Materials Program assembles researchers working in materials science and engineering, and focuses on the discovery and optimisation of materials for energy applications. This includes materials for energy generation, storage, transport, and consumption such as hydrogen electrolysis, batteries, solar energy conversion and lighting.
Master of Energy Systems
Influence, change and guide critical decision-making in the energy sector. Develop the unique set of skills required to analyse energy systems from a technical, commercial and policy standpoint.Learn more
Low-Carbon Power Systems (Masters specialisation)
Develop key expertise in the operation, planning and design of low-carbon power systems and energy markets with deep penetration of renewables, distributed energy resources, and smart grid technologies.Learn more
MEI PhD Scholarships
The Melbourne Energy Institute offers PhD scholarships for talented graduates doing energy research at the University of Melbourne.Learn more
Where can studying with us take you?
Meet Graduate Researcher Mathieu Pichault. Mathieu Pichault is a PhD student undertaking research under the joint supervision of academic staff in Earth Sciences and Mechanical Engineering. His passion for sustainability and climate change led him to his PhD. His research looks at characterising, detecting and forecasting wind power ramps at the wind farm scale to optimise the integration of wind farms into the grid.
The MEInetwork is an education and skills program developed by the Melbourne Energy Institute at the University of Melbourne. This annual program offers education activities focused on the energy sector, with an additional focus on professional development and engagement across sector and academic networks. These activities include the Energy Systems Seminar Series, the Energy Systems Short Course, the MEI Symposium, and other topical meetings and seminars.
MEInetwork Seminar Series
Monthly seminars that lead participants through critical aspects of the energy supply chain, presented by specialists from industry and the University of Melbourne.
Energy Systems Short Course
Learn skills in analysing the financial, technical, and environmental performance of energy projects.
A conference seminar showcasing the University of Melbourne’s multi-disciplinary energy research across MEI’s four programs.
MEIxAEMO Seminar Series
Quarterly seminars presenting findings from the Australian Energy Market Operator.
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