Is our future sustainable?
As the planet’s resources continue to diminish, we must look to research, innovation and collaboration to deliver a sustainable world for future generations.
From energy storage solutions and smart urban planning, to ensuring a steady food supply in a world of climate change, Monash researchers and industry experts offer insights into the known solutions that will create a sustainable future.
Professor of Chemical Engineering, ARC Future Fellow and Director of the Australia-China Joint Research Centre in Future Dairy Manufacturing.
Cordelia is a Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering. She is an Australian Research Centre Future Fellow and is Director of the Australia-China Joint Research Centre in Future Dairy Manufacturing. Cordelia is also President of the Australasian Particle Technology Society and is an Adjunct Professor of Chemical Engineering at Soochow University in China.
ARC Laureate Fellow and Professor of Chemistry
Doug is head of the Energy Program in the ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science. He is currently researching materials that will enable new pathways to generate energy and fuel from sustainable resources (e.g. the sun) and materials that are currently waste or pollutants (e.g. CO2 gas). One of his main focus areas within ACES will be the generation of ‘Solar Fuels’ from nothing more than CO2, water and sunlight.
Professor of Plant Sciences, School of Biological Sciences
Ros is a plant biologist who studies the effect of climate change on food security, with a focus on plants that make cyanide as a herbivore defence, examining the issues from the molecular through to the ecosystem, and even global scales. She coordinates the core undergraduate science program at Monash and is a pioneer in the use of new technology in higher education
Dean of Monash Art Design and Architecture
Shane is an award-winning architect and academic in the field of architectural design. He joined Monash in 2008 as Foundation Professor of Architecture to establish the university’s architecture program. He is a recipient of research funding from both industry and government including the Australian Research Council and continues to conduct research into contemporary housing and urban design issues.
Professor, School of Physics, Co-Director of the Monash Centre for Atomically Thin Materials and Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence in Future Low-Energy Electronics Technologies
Michael is a world leader in the study of graphene and other two-dimensional materials, the two-dimensional surface state of three-dimensional topological insulators, and other two dimensional semiconductors, metals, and superconductors.
Professor & Director of Monash Sustainable Development Institute
Rebekah has an interdisciplinary background, forging a successful career as a civil engineer before completing a PhD in environmental studies. Today she is Director of Monash Sustainable Development Institute, a leading interdisciplinary research and education centre that is harnessing Monash University’s expertise to address the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
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