The future of energy

August 23, 2019 by Community newsdesk
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Australia’s Chief Scientist, Dr Alan Finkel will appear in conversation with Rabbi Jeffrey Kamins  at Emanuel Synagogue where they will discuss  The Future of Energy.

Alan Finkel

This will be followed by a Q&A allowing the audience to ask about other relevant issues. Dr Alan Finkel is the author of the 2017 independent ‘Review into the National Electricity Market’ (widely known as the “Finkel Review”) commissioned by the Federal Government.

Dr Finkel commenced as Australia’s Chief Scientist in 2016. Prior to his appointment, he served as President of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering (ATSE), and for eight years as Chancellor of Monash University.

As Chief Scientist, Dr Finkel has led a number of national reviews, delivering the 2016 National Research Infrastructure Roadmap, the 2017 Review into the National Electricity Market (“Finkel Review”) and the 2018 STEM Industry Partnership Forum report. He serves as the Deputy Chair of Innovation and Science Australia.

Dr Finkel has an extensive science background as an entrepreneur, engineer, neuroscientist and educator. He was awarded his PhD in electrical engineering from Monash University and worked as a postdoctoral research fellow in neuroscience at the Australian National University.

Dr Finkel was the 2016 Victorian of the Year, and received the 2015 IET Mountbatten Medal (UK) and the 2019 IEEE Joseph F. Keithley Award in recognition of his work in advancing the field of scientific instrumentation.

A winner of the Clunies Ross Award for facilitating international neuroscience research, Dr Finkel is committed to science education. He co-founded Cosmos Magazine, which in addition to magazine publishing operates a secondary schools science education program.

Date/Time: Sunday 8 September from 5:00pm,

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