Contact Us - ISER Staff and Research Affiliates

  • ISER staff

    Professor Michael Goodsite. Pro Vice-Chancellor (Energy Futures)

    Professor Michael Goodsite

    Pro Vice-Chancellor (Energy Futures), Director, Institute for Sustainability, Energy and Resources (ISER) and Academic Coordinator, University of Adelaide, Industry Engagement Priority for Energy, Mining and Resources

    Michael Evan Goodsite MBA, PhD, FIEAust CPEngEngExec is a Professor of civil and environmental engineering.

    He is the inaugural Director of The Institute for Sustainability, Energy and Resources (ISER) at the University of Adelaide. As such, he reports to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor & Vice-President (Research).

    As the inaugural PVC(EF), Michael works to position the University for a leadership role as the State and nation transition to a different energy future, including by leading large-scale funding bids. He helps to co-ordinate relevant University research activities across the Faculties, as well as with strategic external research partners, and represents the University in relation to sustainability and energy futures at all levels of Government and industry. In addition, Professor Goodsite leads the implementation and evolution of the University’s FAME Sustainability Strategy and have, where appropriate, oversight of the University’s sustainability initiatives on behalf of the Vice-Chancellor and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research).  

    He is the Bid Sponsor for the 2022 Australian National CRC Bid 'Copper For Tomorrow' and Bid Sponsor of the 2022 'Scaling Green Hydrogen' CRC Bid (and sponsored the successful 2020 HiLT CRC). He is an expert evaluator & assessor for national and international research programs and universities.

    Connect with Professor Michael Goodsite: michael.goodsite@adelaide.edu.au

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    Professor Melissa Nursey-Bray

    Professor Melissa Nursey-Bray

    Deputy Director, Institute for Sustainability, Energy and Resources (ISER)

    Professor Nursey-Bray's current roles are:

    - Professor and ARC Future Fellow, Human Geography in the School of Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics;
    - Deputy Director, Institute of Sustainability, Energy and Resources; and
    - Coordinator, FAME Sustainability Strategy

    As a human geographer, Melissa's discipline is closely concerned with the relationship between people and place. In particular she has a track record of work in (i) Indigenous community governance and resilience, (ii) in community based climate adaptation and more recently, in (iii) urban ecologies. 

    Professor Nursey-Bray’s appointment as ISER's Deputy Director is of strategic importance for the University and has been established to oversee the FAME Sustainability Research Strategy for the University; to strategically position the Sustainability Experts and Course Portal; to foster transdisciplinary research related to sustainability; to generate research revenue; and to nurture key partnerships with internal and external stakeholders.

    Melissa is a member of the University Research Committee (URC) as the FAME Sustainability coordinator and represents ISER when appropriate.  

    Connect with Melissa: melissa.nursey-bray@adelaide.edu.au

    Tel: +61 (0)8 8313 3497Researcher Profile


     

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    Dr Ariane Gienger

    Research Officer, Institute for Sustainability, Energy and Resources (ISER)

    Dr Ariane Gienger is a research officer at the Institute for Sustainability, Energy and Resources and at the Department of Geography, Environment and Population.

    Ariane has completed a PhD in Human Geography. Her research investigates the interconnection of ecological and political crises and their solutions, with a particular focus on the importance of knowledge diversity. She currently supports the implementation of the FAME Sustainability Research Strategy and is involved in research projects in the fields of community-based conservation, climate change adaptation and sustainability education.

    Connect with Ariane: ariane.gienger@adelaide.edu.au

    Tel: +61 (0)8 8313 1448

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    Amanda Cunningham-Moody

    Amanda Cunningham-Moody

    Institute Manager, Institute for Sustainability, Energy Resources (ISER)

    Connect with Amanda: amanda.cunningham-moody@adelaide.edu.au

    Tel: +61 8313 4324

     


     

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    Laura Garcia

    Senior Administrator, Institute for Sustainability, Energy Resources (ISER)

    Connect with Laura: laura.garciarubio@adelaide.edu.au 

    Tel: +61 (0)8 8313 1448

    Mob: +61 (0)468 576 752


     

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    Sarah Keany 

    Executive Assistant to Professor Michael Goodsite (and Professor Michael Webb)

    Connect with Sarah: sarah.keany@adelaide.edu.au  

    Tel: +61 (0)8 8313 3417

    Mob: +61 (0)478 266 826


     

    Marilia Jean Belperio

    Marilia Jean Belperio 

    Communications Officer, Institute for Sustainability, Energy Resources (ISER)

    Tel: +61 (0) 8 8313 1448

    Connect with Marilia: marilia.belperio@adelaide.edu.au


     

  • ISER Fellowships

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    Prof. Christian Doonan

    South Australian State Government Future Industry Making Fellow

    Connect with Christian: christian.doonan@adelaide.edu.au 

    Tel: +61 (0)8 8313 5770

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    Dr. Adam Abersteiner

    Future Making Fellow, Institute for Sustainability, Energy and Resources (ISER)

    Connect with Adam: adam.abersteiner@adelaide.edu.au

    Research area: Critical Minerals Geoscience

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    Dr. Jack D. Evans

    DECRA fellow, Institute for Sustainability, Energy and Resources (ISER)

    Connect with Jack: j.evans@adelaide.edu.au

    Research area: Computational chemistry of materials to address challenges in green energy and sustainable chemistry.

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    Dr. Mohammad Boshir Ahmed

    Future Making Fellow, Institute for Sustainability, Energy and Resources (ISER)

    Connect with Boshir: mohammadboshir.ahmed@adelaide.edu.au

    Research area: Plant Bioelectronics, Hydrogel Fiber, Carbon Fiber and Composites for Energy, Environmental and Agricultural Applications.

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  • ISER Titleholders

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    Henrik Stiesdal

    Adjunct Professor, Institute for Sustainability, Energy and Resources (ISER)

    Connect with Henrik: stiesdal.henrik@adelaide.edu.au

    Tel: +61 (0)8 8313 1448


     

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    Göran Roos

    Adjunct Professor, Institute for Sustainability, Energy and Resources (ISER)

    Connect with Göran: goran.roos@adelaide.edu.au

    Tel: +61 (0)8 8313 1448


     

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    Ashok Khurana

    Adjunct Professor, Institute for Sustainability, Energy and Resources (ISER)

    Connect with Ashok: ashok.khurana@adelaide.edu.au

    Tel: +61 (0)8 8313 1448

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  • ISER Advisory Board

    The Advisory Board brings industry and government leaders with a comprehensive knowledge and experience in sustainability and in the mineral and energy resources sectors, together with internal university representatives.

    The Board offers an external perspective on the Institute's activities plus valuable insights from members of global business entities. ISER is established in accordance with the University of Adelaide's Research Centres and Research Institute framework.

    Board members

    Members of the ISER Advisory Board
    Felicity Lloyd (Chair) Chief Sustainability & Innovation Officer, ADBRI.
    Alex Blood Senior Executive / Transformational Leader / Board member / Innovator / ESG Advocate.
    Sam Crafter CEO, Office of Hydrogen Power SA.
    Dr Andrew Dunbar Executive Director, Innovation and Science Group in the Department for Industry, Innovation and Science.
    Fiona Hancock Director, Net Zero Centre and Climate Change and Sustainability Services, E&Y.
    Joanna Kay General Manager of the Smart Energy Council and leader of the Zero Carbon Hydrogen Australia.
    Gavin Yeates Principal, Gavin Yeates Consulting.
    Professor Michael Goodsite (Ex-officio) Pro Vice-Chancellor (Energy Futures). ISER Director, University of Adelaide.                   
    University of Adelaide Representatives
    Mr Paul Arthur  Business Development Representative, University of Adelaide.
    Dr Steve Kern Observer,  University of Adelaide.
     
  • Centres' Directors

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    Associate Professor Carl Spandler

    Director, Australian Critical Minerals Research Centre at the Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Resources (ISER) and School of Physics, Chemistry and Earth Sciences

    Connect with Carl: carl.spandler@adelaide.edu.au 

    Tel: +61 (0)8 8313 3870

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    Gus Nathan

    Professor Graham Nathan

    Director, Centre for Energy Technology at the Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Resources (ISER) and School of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering

    Connect with Graham ('Gus'): graham.nathan@adelaide.edu.au

    Tel: +61 (0)8 8313 4367

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    Professor Kannan Govindan

    Director, Centre for Sustainable Operations and Resilient Supply Chain (CSORSC) at the Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Resources (ISER) and Adelaide Business School (ABS)

    Connect with Kannan: kannan.govindan@adelaide.edu.au

    Tel: +61 (0)8 8313 3607

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    Associate Professor Devika Kannan

    Deputy Director, Centre for Sustainable Operations and Resilient Supply Chain (CSORSC) at the Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Resources (ISER) and Adelaide Business School (ABS)

    Connect with Devika: devika.kannan@adelaide.edu.au 

    Tel: +61 (0)8 8313 3616

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    Professor Gregory Metha

    Australian Director, Global Hydrogen Production Technologies (HyPT) Center

    Connect with Greg: greg.metha@adelaide.edu.au

    Tel: +61 (0)8 8313 5943  

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  • Research affiliates

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    Mr. Shazwan Shabani

    PETRONAS Education Sponsorship Program 2 (PESP2), Institute for Sustainability, Energy and Resources (ISER)

    Connect with Shazwan: muhammadshazwan.shabani@adelaide.edu.au

    Research area: Development of new materials for Direct Air Capture (DAC) application via electrochemical method.

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    Mr. Thomas Cernev

    Space Systems Engineer, Institute for Sustainability, Energy and Resources (ISER)

    Connect with Thomas: thomas.cernev@adelaide.edu.au

    Research area: research undertaken with the Andy Thomas Centre for Space Resources at the University of Adelaide across topics regarding space resources and sustainability.