Monash Energy Materials and Systems Institute (MEMSI) is a multidisciplinary research environment that interfaces academic energy research and industry. It brings together over 70 leading researchers and research students from across Monash University in partnership with industry to develop solutions to global energy problems to enable sustainable generation, storage, distribution and use of energy, our research is directed by leaders with academic and industrial experience.
Research capabilities include: Energy Materials: Photovoltaics, energy storage, alternative fuels, membranes and fuel cells, energy efficient manufacturing and materials; Energy Processing: Energy in mining, CO2 capture and utilisation, CO2 sequestration, combustion and gasification, geothermal, shale gas and coal seam gas; Energy Systems: Smart grids, demand management and asset life assessment/ extension, energy market modelling and renewable integration, wind energy and transport aerodynamics, energy efficiency, energy strategies and policy with ClimateWorks Australia and the Monash Sustainability Institute (MSI).
Monash Sustainable Development Institute (MSDI) is one of the leading interdisciplinary research and education institutes for sustainable development around the globe, driven to find real solutions to global challenges in alignment with the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Significant partnership projects have included ‘creating pathways to deep decarbonisation’ through ClimateWorks, hosting the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) for the region, BehaviourWorks Australia (an applied behaviour change research unit) as well as Working with Water projects. They also offer a substantial Sustainable Development Education Program.