Dr Jessica Allen
University of Newcastle
On Demand Video: The future of clean energy: The technologies we need, which you don’t know about yet
(On Demand videos launching Monday 19 April 2021)
Dr Jessica Allen is a senior lecturer in engineering and an Australian Research Council research fellow. Here she will discuss the development of new energy technologies which leave fossil fuels behind us, and go beyond more well-known technologies like solar panels and wind turbines. Electricity is only part of the energy equation; energy comes in many different and useful forms. If we are to halt or, even better, reverse climate change we need some super innovative engineering and outside the box thinking in how we both make and use energy. Future engineers and scientists will also have to think not just about sustaining any resources used by our world, but ideally about regenerating them.