Industry PhD project title:
How can the “customer first” and iterative approaches of successful Australian and International start-ups be applied to help the energy transition?
RACE University and Industry partners:
UTS and Solar Analytics
Previous education and work background:
Masters in Design thinking from Central St Martins, University of Arts, London
What attracted you to the RACE Industry PhD?
The close partnership between industry and academia toward a sustainable future, with an expressed focus on the general public
When you were young, what did you want to be when you were older?
What do you hope to achieve?
To become an Abalone Diver to find the paths of least resistance for the everyday person to embrace and support the coming energy revolution, and to instill in the industry a respect for their customers complex needs.
What are you most looking forward to?
Getting back out to the (vaccinated) people to start discovering their enthusiasm and concerns about our future
What innovation/change would you like to see in 5-10 years’ time?
An energy grid built like a thousand interconnected islands
Fun fact about you:
I won the fast money on ‘Who wants to be a Millionaire’, but missed the big money cos the guy in front of me guessed three questions correctly. Did you know Luciano Pavaroti was a school teacher before he became a singer?
Favourite quote: “This too, as all things, must change”