MEI Symposium 19

On 13 December, graduate students and research staff showcased the cutting-edge research into energy being undertaken across the University of Melbourne at the MEI Symposium.

They were joined by energy industry professionals and researchers from throughout Australia, both as presenters and attendees looking to learn and explore the abounding possibilities for multi-disciplinary collaborations.

The Chair of the Energy Security Board, Dr Kerry Schott AO, delivered the Opening Keynote speech, discussing how to design the future market.

Over twenty other topical seminars followed, with speakers from diverse areas throughout the energy sector including presentations from EPA Victoria and CSIRO Energy.

The one day event presented a space for academia and industry to create networks in which both work together towards a low carbon energy system.

The Symposium was divided across MEI’s four research programs, with prizes being awarded to the best presenter and poster in each theme:

Energy Systems

Best Presentation 
Han Wang – PhD candidate, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering Presentation
Title: Techno-economic analysis of multi-services provision from smart community energy systems

Best Poster
Michael Liu - PhD Candidate, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Poster Title: Fairness Assessment of Volt-Watt Schemes for Residential PV Systems

Power Generation and Transport

Best Presentation
Mr. Davy Brouzet – PhD Candidate, Department of Mechanical Engineering Presentation
Title: Numerical simulations of reacting flows: Impact of chemistry modelling on combustion noise

Best Poster
Yaomin Zhao - Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Poster Title: Improving Gas Turbines with High-Fidelity Simulation and Machine Learning

Hydrogen and Clean Fuels

Best Presentation
Dr. Joshua Lacey - Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Presentation Title: Clean combustion in hydrogen-fuelled, reciprocating engines

Best Poster
Yidi Lei - PhD Candidate, Department of Chemical Engineering
Poster Title: Retrofitting pipelines by insitu coating

Environment and Resources

Best Presentation 
Achyut Mishra - PhD Candidate, Peter Cook Centre for Carbon Capture and Storage Research
Presentation Title: Improvements in the estimation of trapping capacities of CO2 storage reservoirs

Best Poster
William Nacmanson - PhD Candidate, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Poster Title: On the Role of Pre-Curtailed Residential PV for Primary Frequency Response

Receive the latest in energy news from across the University Subscribe here