The HiTeMP Forum's Organisers

Centre for Energy Technology at the University of Adelaide

Located within the Institute for Mineral and Energy Resources (IMER) - Modern Energy Systems at the University of Adelaide, the Centre for Energy Technology (CET) delivers innovative technologies for sustainable, secure and affordable energy. Our goal is to help accelerate society's transition to carbon neutrality.

We collaborate with leading industry, government agencies and other research organisations, drawing on our research capacity in sustainable power, fuels, networks and minerals.

The CET works with industry to reduce emissions now, by retro-fitting innovative technologies to existing systems, and is also developing new carbon neutral and carbon negative technologies to replace existing heat, power and fuel production systems.

In this way, the CET’s research has an immediate impact on CO2 emissions, while transitioning to sustainable, affordable clean energy solutions.

Information about the extensive range of our research and engagement can be found on the Centre for Energy Technology website.

Gus Nathan

Professor Gus Nathan, Founding Centre Director

Professor Nathan is an ARC Discovery Outstanding Researcher, who specialises in thermal energy engineering in systems supplied by solar, geothermal and the combustion of fossil and bio-fuels. He also works with hydrogen, wind and wave power and his recent work has focused on novel approaches to integrate and optimise these different energy sources.

Professor Nathan has played a leading role in the development of six patented technologies. He was principal leader of the Chief Design Team for the award winning fuel and combustion system for the Sydney Olympic Relay Torch and was co-inventor of the patented combustor that was subsequently also used in the torch and stadium flame for the Athens Games.


HiTeMP-3 Forum Steering Committee

  • Chair: Professor Gus Nathan, Director, Centre for Energy Technology, The University of Adelaide
  • Dr Alessio Scarsella, Vice President, Alumina Outotec
  • Ms Lina Hockaday, Senior Engineer, New Technology, Mintek, South Africa
  • Mr David Cochrane, Technology Lead, South32
  • Mr John Tsalapatis, Metallurgy Manager, Liberty Primary Steel
  • Mr Simon Nitschke, Technologies Regional Director, Australia Pacific at Hatch
  • Ms Ros DeGaris, Director DeGaris Consulting
  • Dr Daniel Roberts, Leader, Hydrogen Energy Systems Future Science Platform, CSIRO
  • Mr Peter Haenke, Investment Manager, Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA)
  • Professor Ellen B. Stechel, Arizona State University
  • Professor Christian Sattler, German Aerospace Center, DLR
  • Professor Willy Kracht, University of Chile
  • Dr John Pye, Australian National University
  • Mr Chris McMahen, Senior Technical Marketing Manager, Fortescue Metals Group
  • Ms Felicity Lloyd, National Business Improvement and Sustainability Manager, Adelaide Brighton
  • Professor Bassam Dally, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)
  • Professor Michele John, Curtin University
  • Dr Alexander Fleischanderl, Head of ECO Solutions at Primetals Technologies
  • Ms Margie Thomson, CEO, Cement Industry Federation
  • Prof Aldo Steinfeld, ETH Zurich
  • Dr Alan Monaghan, Senior Vice President Technology & Expert Solutions - Mining, Minerals and Metals, Worley
  • Prof Geoff Brooks, Swinburne University
  • Mr Buhle Zakalashe, Chief Engineer, Mintek, South Africa

HiTeMP-3 Forum Organising Committee

  • ChairProfessor Gus Nathan, Director, Centre for Energy Technology, The University of Adelaide
  • Professor Greg Metha, School of Chemistry, The University of Adelaide
  • Professor Maziar Arjomandi, Centre for Energy Technology, The University of Adelaide
  • Dr Alfonso Chinnici, Centre for Energy Technology, The University of Adelaide
  • Dr Woei Saw, Centre for Energy Technology, The University of Adelaide
  • Dr Chris Matthews, Manager, Institute for Mineral and Energy Resources, The University of Adelaide
  • Associate Professor Liam Wagner, Centre for Global Food and Resources, The University of Adelaide
  • TBC, Government Relations Officer, The University of Adelaide
  • Ms Jennifer Thomas, Administrator, Centre for Energy Technology, The University of Adelaide

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