Nick is a researcher with over 10 years of university and industrial experience. He focuses on delivering projects at the interface of technology development and policy for government agencies, industry and research institutes.
His expertise and interests span: bio-energy & chemical synthesis; carbon capture & management; industrial ecology; synergies between renewable & fossil energy systems; and energy & climate policy appraisal.
Nick is Deputy Leader of the Wealth from Waste Research Cluster , a A$9m three-year research collaboration (2014-2016) that aims to identify pathways for creating wealth from waste that contains metals, including e-waste. This Cluster is a partnership with The University of Queensland, Monash, Swinburne and Yale. The Cluster’s research findings to date are outlined in a special issue of the Resources Journal
In 2015, the University of Technology Sydney hosted the first World Resources Forum Asia-Pacific. This two-day forum explored radical innovations in resource productivity and transition pathways to realise new value from waste. Nick co-authored the Action Agenda launched at the Forum, to highlight the importance of resource productivity and innovation as themes of national significance.
Nick is also an Honorary Lecturer at the Grantham Institute for Climate Change, Imperial College London, a Visiting Fellow at the School of Chemical Engineering University of NSW, and a part-time Research and Design Engineer with an Australian minerals processing technology developer.