Energy Technology

Our Energy Technology program brings together researchers who investigate different energy technologies. This examines several forms of renewable and low emission power plant for stationary and mobile applications, as well as energy storage and fuels.

Leader: Prof. Richard Sandberg


  • Carbon capture & storage (CCS)
  • Conventional & alternative fuels & emissions chemistry
  • Gas turbine, reciprocating engine, hybrid & electric powertrain dynamics & optimisation
  • Wind turbines/farms, solar PV & energy storage dynamics & optimisation
  • Low drag vehicles for land, sea & air
  • Materials for advanced photovoltaics, displays, lighting, & high temperature applications


  • Energy efficient lighting for CSIRO & partners
  • Propulsion, engines & fuels for Ford (Australia, Europe & USA), DST Group, MHI & Toyota
  • Improved aircraft engine aerodynamics for General Electric
  • High temperature materials for the Australian Defence Force
  • Modelling of real-world, solar PV performance across Australia with AEMO

Key researchers:

Prof. Robin Batterham, Prof. Michael Brear, Prof. George Franks, Dr. David Jones, Prof. Sandra Kentish, Prof. Dan Li, Prof. Chris Manzie, Prof. Paul Mulvaney, Dr. Guillermo Narsilio, Prof. Richard Sandberg, Prof. Geoff Stevens, Prof. Paul Webley, Prof. Rachel Webster.

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