• Homepage
  • >
  • UNSW: Engineering the Future | Electrifying our tomorrow

University of New South Wales

UNSW: Engineering the Future | Electrifying our tomorrow

Friday 28 Aug

12:30 pm

1:30 pm




About this event

Join us for the second instalment of the 2020 Engineering the Future series, Electrifying our tomorrow

About this Event

The need for energy to power our existence is increasing rapidly. But how can we do this in a way that is both efficient, and allows for environmental preservation?

Just imagine if we could convert energy efficiently from one form to another, allowing us to power everything from transport to personal medical devices.

New and exciting innovations in power conversion can make this vision a reality, enabling society to make critical advances in decarbonising the grid, electrifying transport and industrial processes, creating green hydrogen, supporting national security applications and building community energy resilience and capacity for disaster recovery.

Some of these innovations are evolutionary, and some are revolutionary. Join our panel of experts at this critical time in the conversation:

Host: Justine Jarvinen, CEO – UNSW Energy Institute

Grant King (HonDEng ʼ18, BE ʼ77), Chair of the Expert Panel examining low cost abatement opportunities (the King Review), former President of the Business Council of Australia, former Managing Director of Origin Energy

Professor John Fletcher, Head of Energy Systems Research Group

Ian Learmonth, CEO Clean Energy Finance Corporation

You will also have the chance to discover more about our plans for The Electrifying Lab, Australia’s first multidisciplinary ecosystem for advanced power conversion research and commercialisation. This initiative will provide a unique opportunity for governments, industry, investors, philanthropists, standards setting organisations and other research providers to join a new collaborative energy technology innovation ecosystem.

Join us as we explore a new dawn for energy.

If you would like to submit a question to our speakers to answer during this event please complete that section on the registration form or email alumnievents@unsw.edu.au

  • Conference/Summit
  • Discussion Group
  • Information and Education
  • Renewable Energy
  • Sustainable Living
NOTE: All event information was accurate at the time of publishing, but we do not take any responsibility for losses or damages incurred due to incorrect information. Please follow the links to the original organisers for further details.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Related Events

Mon 31 Aug - 12:00am
- Australia/Sydney
Red Cross
Emergencies can strike at anytime, anywhere and without warning. The good news is, it’s easy to protect yourself, the people you love and the things you value most. Set a calendar reminder to get prepared during Emergency Preparedness…
  • Climate
Fri 4 Sep - 6:30am
- Australia/Brisbane
Reef Check Australia
Join Capricornia Catchments for ReefClean monitoring and marine debris collection in Yeppoon! All marine debris will be analysed and the data will be uploaded to the AMDI Database.…
  • Climate
  • Conservation and Land Care
Sun 25 Oct - 6:00pm
- Australia/Sydney
School Strike 4 Climate Australia
Join our weekly livestreams for awesome artist performances and environmental panel discussions with artists, First Nations guests and young climate activists.…
  • Climate

Make Your Change acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the Lands on which we live, play, advocate, and activate.  We acknowledge their continuing connection to Country and community, and pay our respect to Elders past and present. We recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the First Australians.  We are committed to honouring their unique cultural, and spiritual relationship to the land, air, waters and seas—as well as their rich contributions to society. We acknowledge the sovereignty, land, and law of First Nations were never ceded—this always was and always will be the Land of First Nations people.


Global warming is not a problem we can compost and recycle our way out of. Join our mailing list to discover how to make your changes and have MASSIVE impact!

Contact Us


We’ve just launched! 🏆 As we continue to make improvements, please give us feedback and tell your friends to check us out!

We love feedback!
Tell us what you think