Renewable Energy Innovation Award

Renewable Energy Innovation Award

The NSW Parliamentary Secretary for Renewable Energy Leslie Williams, has presented Professor Behdad Moghtaderi the Renewable Energy Innovation Award at the 2014 NSW Science and Engineering Awards.

Dedicated to studying renewable energy, Professor Moghtaderi is Head of Chemical Engineering at the University of Newcastle and his research has greatly benefited our state and nation.

“I would like to congratulate Professor Moghtaderi for his success as well as all the other winners at last night’s awards, which recognise the State’s leading researchers in health, environment, economic and technological sciences,” Mrs Williams said.

More than 150 guests attended the NSW Science and Engineering Awards ceremony at Government House in Sydney.

“Professor Moghtaderi was recognised for his outstanding contribution to renewable energy innovation including, the driving theme of his research ‘Thermo-Fluid Engineering’ that has applications in energy and the environment.

“The Professor’s research focuses on the development of technologies suitable for direct and indirect minimisation of greenhouse emissions.

“This has specific applications in areas such as renewable energy systems, advanced clean coal technologies, hydrogen powered micro-energy systems, and energy efficiency.”

Professor Moghtaderi has authored two books, published more than 250 scholarly articles in international journals and holds six patents.

He is also co-inventor of the GRANEXTM heat engine that is marketed internationally by Granite Power Pty Ltd.

Professor Moghtaderi is a fellow of the Institution of Engineers Australia, the Australian Institute of Energy and the former Honorary Secretary of the Combustion Institute (Australia and New Zealand Section). He also serves on the editorial boards of several scholarly journals in the field of energy.

“Professor Moghtaderi’s contribution to science, and in particular renewable energy, is invaluable to Australia and again, I congratulate him and the other eight winners recognised last night,” Mrs Williams said.

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