[This is an archived page. I am no longer an academic, having chosen an entrepreneurial route as the best path forward to positively impacting our world. I left this content online to inspire others who may come across it]
An Academic with Impact
I am an Academic with Impact. With clear direction, toward real-world outcomes. An atmospheric scientist with an energy meteorology focus. An enthusiastic lecturer with learning outcomes in mind. An introspective instigator, with a vision for modern research universities.
If that sounds big, bold and confident, you read it correctly :-)
My three areas of focus:
My research is dedicated to the rapid, expansive deployment of solar energy technologies. I lead world-class, industry focused research projects with clear commercialisation outcomes, meant to drive University R&D out into the real-world. Solar radiation modelling expertise, operational solar forecasting technologies, energy sector resilience to severe weather through diversification of the grid.
I want students to think. Hard. Not just about my research-led teaching efforts, but also about their values, their philosophy and the ethics of responsibility. I establish learning outcomes with an real-world focus, so as to generate ANU alumni with impact, while respecting that each student must learn in their own way, at their own pace. I evoke enthusiam and passion to create exciting, safe learning environments.
I envision a future where Universities are networked closely with the innovation industry. One where its students form start-ups, find internships and seek influence, through the drive of their curiosity and passion, not the pull of high marks and endless external validation. This is the university I will work for, one aligned with my personal values, and the mission of the Fenner School.