Our People

  • Robyn Eckersley
    Robyn Eckersley was educated at the University of Western Australia, Cambridge University (UK) and the University of Tasmania, and taught political science at Monash University from 1992-2001 before...
  • A/Prof Minnegal lectures in anthropology at the University of Melbourne, with primary teaching and supervision interests in the areas of ecological/environmental anthropology and economic...
  • Patrick Baker is an ARC Future Fellow and Associate Professor of Silviculture and Forest Ecology in the Department of Forest and Ecosystem Science, Melbourne School of Land and Environment, at the...
  • Ian Young is Kernot Professor of Engineering at the University of Melbourne. Prior to this appointment he held the administrative roles of Vice-Chancellor of the Australian National University and...
  • Dr Wagner is the Head of the group “Characterization of mechanical and electrical properties” Her expertise are Perovskites, Ferroelectric materials, Mechanical properties of brittle materials,...
  • John Wiseman
    John Wiseman is a Professorial Fellow with the Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute and with the School of Population and Global Health at the University of Melbourne. He is also a Research Fellow...
  • Dr Rachel Hughes is a cultural and political geographer with wide-ranging interests in the geographies of law, geopolitics, social memory and visual and material cultures. Her prior research has...
  • Dr Jason N E Varuhas (BA LLB (Hons) VUW, LLM UCL, PhD Cambridge) is Associate Professor at the University of Melbourne, and Co-Director of Studies for the Government Law and Public and International...
  • Fiona Haines is an Academic Co-Director of the College. She is also Professor of Criminology at the University of Melbourne. Her research, which encompasses work on society/industry relationships...
  • Dr Andre Stephan has expertise in the built environment, sustainability, life cycle assessment, computer modelling and energy efficiency. His research focuses on life cycle environmental assessment...
  • Brendan Gleeson joined Melbourne University in January 2012 as Professor of Urban Policy Studies and then took on the directorship of the Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute in early 2013...
  • Prof Ove Hoegh-Guldberg is the inaugural Director of the Global Change Institute and Professor of Marine Science at the University of Queensland. Prof Hoegh-Guldberg is deeply-motivated by a desire...
  • Daniel was previously Fellow in Global Politics in the Department of Government, London School of Economics, ESRC Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Sussex, and Lecturer in Security Studies in...
  • Dr Peterson has over 17 years experience in hydrological and hydrogeological research and consulting. His research focus is on detecting long-term change in catchment hydrological processes and...
  • Expertise: electromobility Environmental economics, climate change and road traffic modeling Econometrics
  • Professor Jon Barnett is not available for supervision Jon is Professor and Australian Research Council Future Fellow in the School of Geography at Melbourne University. He is a political geographer...
  • Kevin Walsh is a professor in the School of Earth Sciences. He specialises in tropical meteorology, climate change and climate variability.
  • Lars Coenen joined MSSI in January 2017 as the inaugural ‘City of Melbourne Chair of Resilient Cities’, an initiative between the City of Melbourne and University of Melbourne aimed at improving the...
  • Janet Stanley is a Principal Research Fellow - Urban Social Resilience at the Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute, visiting Professor at the University of Hiroshima, Japan, a Director of the...
  • Dr. Möhler is the Scientific director of AIDA cloud chamber facility and deputy director IMK-AAF, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany. His expertise are in atmospheric aerosol processes,...
  • Dr Lisa Palmer is a human geographer who teaches and researches on human-environment relations and indigenous approaches to environmental and social governance. Her research takes a critical...
  • Dr Michael Stewardson is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Infrastructure Engineering at The University of Melbourne. He is involved with the Departmental Research Group in Environmental...
  • Todd Lane is an atmospheric scientist with research interests that include atmospheric dynamics, mesoscale meteorology, thunderstorms, aircraft turbulence, cloud processes, numerical modelling and...
  • Professor Dianne Vella-Brodrick (PhD) holds the Gerry Higgins Chair in Positive Psychology and is Deputy Director and Head of Research at the Centre for Positive Psychology at the Melbourne Graduate...
  • Teaching Introduction to hydrogeology Applied hydrogeology Regional hydrogeology Karst hydrogeology Hydrological tracing techniques Field school, field trips Research Hydrogeology of karst aquifer...
  • Prof Rayner is an Academic Co-Director of the College.His main research activities focus on the estimation of surface sources and sinks of CO2. He uses satellite and in-situ measurements with models...
  • Stephan Winter is Professor for Spatial Information Science in the Department of Infrastructure Engineeering at The University of Melbourne. Research Interests Intelligent transportation and urban...
  • Ben is a Research Fellow in the School of Earth Sciences at the University of Melbourne, working with David Karoly, Murray Peel, Rory Nathan and Ailie Gallant on the Victorian Drought Risk Inference...
  • Dr. Behzad Rismanchi ioined the Department of Infrastructure of the University of Melbourne in August 2015 as a Lecturer in Building Energy. . Dr Rismanchi is a professional member of Engineers...
  • Dr. Goeppert has expertise in groundwater quality, tracing techniques, solute and colloidal transport, hydrochemistry
  • Professor Green holds a Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture, Master of Landscape Architecture and an interdisciplinary Doctorate in landscape planning/design and environmental psychology...
  • Professor Mark Stevenson is an epidemiologist and Professor of Urban Transport and Public Health at the University of Melbourne. His appointment is across the Melbourne Schools of Design, Engineering...
  • Alan is a Senior Industry Fellow at RMIT. He was previously an Adjunct Professor at RMIT, and taught part-time in the environment program from 2002 until 2015. Alan has worked in the sustainable...
  • Dr Sangeetha Chandrashekeran is the Deputy Director of MSSI. She holds a joint position in MSSI and as a lecturer and researcher in the School of Geography, Faculty of Science at the University of...
  • Expertise: Near-surface geothermal energy Nuclear repository mass movements Heat and gas storage (CO2 storage) Divide and karst systems geomaterials
  • Dr Schofield is a lecturer for Climate System Science in the School of Earth sciences. Her recent research encompasses many areas of atmospheric chemistry, such as the Southern Hemisphere climate...
  • Research Interests Dye sensitised solar cells Flexible electronics Organic electronic materials Organic semi-conductors Organic solar cells Printed solar cells Solar Cell Research (renewable energy)
  • Rory Nathan has over 35 years’ experience in engineering and environmental hydrology. He has spent the majority of his career in private industry, and now focuses his time on research and teaching in...
  • Lu Aye is a Professor in the Department of Infrastructure Engineering at the University of Melbourne, Australia. Prof. Aye has an international collaboration in Exchange programs, Research, Technical...
  • Dr. James Daniell is a John Monash Scholar, Lecturer, Postdoc Researcher at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in CEDIM (Center for Disaster Management and Risk Reduction Technology) He is...
  • Tansu Alpcan’s research involves applications of distributed decision making, game theory, communicaton and control to various security and resource allocation problems in networked and energy...
  • Marco Ghisalberti is in the Environmental Hydrology and Water Resources group in the Department of Infrastructure Engineering. His research is in the area of environmental fluid mechanics and...
  • Kathryn Bowen is a social epidemiologist working at the nexus of global change, health and governance issues. Her formal qualifications are BA/Psyc (Hons) (Newcastle) and MSc (International Health) (...
  • Katja Frieler
    Katja Frieler holds a Diploma in Mathematics of the University of Bielefeld and a Ph.D. in “Physics of the Atmosphere” of the University of Potsdam. As Ph.D. student she worked at the Alfred-Wegener-...
  • Prof. Dr. Michael Kunz is Leader of the working group Atmospheric Risks, Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research - Department of Tropospheric Research (IMK-TRO) at KIT and Spokesman of the...
  • Dr Roger Dargaville is a senior lecturer at Monash University. Roger was the Deputy Director of the Melbourne Energy Institute and Research Fellow in the School of Earth Sciences, The University of...
  • Dr Sebastian Thomas is an interdisciplinary researcher with a background in climate strategy and environmental social science. His work examines human-nature relations – the interconnected economic,...
  • Lee Godden (PhD, MA, B.Leg S, BA Hons) is the Director, Centre for Resources, Energy and Environmental Law. She researches in environmental resources law, natural resources law, water law, and...
  • Jacqueline Peel is a Professor of law and Associate Director of the Centre for Resources, Energy and Environmental Law at the University of Melbourne Law School. She is also a co-chair of the...
  •  Louise Jeffery
    Dr. Louise Jeffery is a Post-Doctoral researcher at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) in Germany where she leads the PRIMAP emissions module group. At PIK, Louise examines the...
  • Dr. Wiens is an economist and head of the Risk Management Research Group at the Institute for Industrial Operations and Industrial Production (IIP) and Research Fellow at the Pamplin College of...
  • Richard is Professor and Director of the Primary Industries Climate Challenges Centre ( www.piccc.org.au ), a joint research initiative between the University of Melbourne and Agriculture Victoria...
  • Philomena Murray is Professor in the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Melbourne. She is the Director of the Research Unit on Regional Governance ast the EU Centre on...
  • Michael Brear is the Director of the Melbourne Energy Institute at the University of Melbourne. He guides the Institute’s research on the technical, economic, environmental and social impacts of...
  • Matthias is a postdoctoral researcher at Potsdam-Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK). He received a Phd in Climate Physics from Potsdam University and PIK. He holds a M.Sc. in Physics from...
  • Dr. Witold-Roger Poganietz is Head of the Research Field “Energy - resources, technologies, systems”, Institute of Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis (ITAS), Karlsruhe Institute of Technology...
  • Adam is a Senior Lecturer Faculty of Business and Economics at Melbourne University, and holds a doctorate from Oxford University in carbon finance. Adam is also CEO and Co-Founder of RedGrid; an...
  • Dr Brendan Cullen is a senior lecturer at the Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences, researching and teaching in pasture agronomy, livestock production systems and farm systems modelling.
  • Professor Beverley-Ann Biggs leads a group of clinicians and researchers with interests in infectious diseases, maternal and child health, and immigrant health. International health activities are...
  • Dr Wong is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Chemistry, the University of Melbourne. He is a Chief Investigator and Research Theme leader in the ARC Centre of Excellence in Exciton Science. Dr Wong...
  • Prof. Jan Christoph Minx, PhD, is head of the Working Group Applied Sustainability Science at the Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change (MCC) and is Professor for Science-...
  • Jens Schippl is Senior Scientist, Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis (ITAS), Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). Jens' research focus is around sociotechnical processes of...
  • Dr Peter Christoff teaches and researches climate politics and policy in the Department of Resource Management and Geography. He is a member of the Victorian Ministerial Reference Council on Climate...
  • Professor Chris Ryan, Director of the Victorian Eco Innovation Lab at the University of Melbourne, has worked for over 30 years across various areas of science, technology, environmental policy and...
  • Luke Connal received a bachelor’s of Chemical engineering in 2002 and a PhD in polymer chemistry in 2007 both from the University of Melbourne, Australia. From 2007 to 2009 he completed a post-...
  • Dr Andrew King is a Lecturer in Climate Science and ARC DECRA fellow in the School of Earth Sciences, University of Melbourne. He completed his PhD in Climate Science at UNSW in 2015 and previously...
  • Research activities Processes of ecosystem and land use system change Environmental health Urban ecology and geochemistry Aerosol mineralogy and chemistry Freshwater biogeochemistry Soil mineralogy...
  • Dr. Rebekka Volk is Group Leader for Project and Resource Management in the Built Environment, Institute for Industrial Production. Her research includes: Project management under uncertainty,...
  • A/Prof Malte Meinshausen is Deputy Academic Convenor of the College at The University of Melbourne since 2012 and is affiliated with the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Germany. He...
  • Dr. Grant Blashki has been a practicing GP for over 20 years and is an Associate Professor in Global Health at the Nossal Institute for Global Health at the University of Melbourne. He is a Fellow of...
  • Dr Murray Peel is a Senior Research Fellow and ARC Future Fellow in the Department of Infrastructure Engineering at the University of Melbourne. He has a PhD (Geography) and a BSc (Hons) from the...
  • Expertise: Applied Statistics (Environmental Analysis, Bayesian Modelling) Ecological Modelling (Populations, Landscapes) Freshwater Ecology (Environmental Flows)
  • Peter Vortisch is Professor (W3) for Transport Studies at the Karlsruhe Institute for Technology (KIT), and Head of the Institute for Transport Studies. Research Interests Modelling transport,...
  • Prof. Dr. Frank Schultmann is Director of the Institute for Industrial Production (IIP) and of the French-German Institute for Environmental Research (DFIU), Karlsruhe Institute of Technoology. He is...
  • Mike Sandiford
    Prof Mike Sandiford is an ARC Professorial Research Fellow studying tectonic activity within the Indo-Australian tectonic plate, particularly focussing on the factors that have shaped the landscape...
  • A/Prof Margaret Young is an Academic Co-Director of the College. She is the Director of Studies, Environmental Law at the Melbourne Law School. She researches and teaches in the fields of public...
  • I am a geographer whose research examines human-environment relations, both conceptual and material. That is, I want to understand how humans have physically changed earth’s systems, how we think...
  • Dr Meenakshi Arora is a Senior Lecturer and E Learning coordinator in the Department of Infrastructure Engineering at The University of Melbourne. She teaches Water and Waste Water Management,...
  • Alexander Colsmann studied physics at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich, where he received his diploma in 2003. He worked on his diploma thesis “Light emission and transistor effect in...
  • Professor David Karoly is an internationally recognised expert in climate change and climate variability, including greenhouse climate change, stratospheric ozone depletion and interannual climate...
  • A/Prof Robert Crawford has broad research expertise and interest in the built environment, sustainability, life cycle assessment and renewable energy. His research focuses on building environmental...
  • Dr Guillermo Narsilio is an Australian Research Council Future Fellow (and Associate Professor) in the Department of Infrastructure Engineering at The University of Melbourne. He is also a member of...
  • Jan Cermak's main research interest is the role of aerosol and clouds in the climate system, which he tries to better understand using remote-sensing approaches. At KI, he is a member of the...

Web tools and Projects we developed

  • Open-NEM

    The live tracker of the Australian electricity market.

  • Paris Equity Check

    This website is based on a Nature Climate Change study that compares Nationally Determined Contributions with equitable national emissions trajectories in line with the five categories of equity outlined by the IPCC.

  • liveMAGICC Climate Model

    Run one of the most popular reduced-complexity climate carbon cycle models online. Used by IPCC, UNEP GAP reports and numerous scientific publications.

  • NDC & INDC Factsheets

    Check out our analysis of all the post-2020 targets that countries announced under the Paris Agreement.