The Rapid Switch Project – An Exploration of Bottlenecks in Deep Decarbonisation Scenarios

Mon, Nov 12, 2018, 12:00 pm
#300 Wallace Hall

Chris Greig is on leave from the University of Queensland (Australia), where he leads both the UQ Energy Initiative and the Dow Centre for Sustainable Engineering Innovation. Chris holds a PhD in chemical engineering from the University of Queensland and is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering. He commenced a 25-year career in industry in 1986 as the co-founder of a successful process technology and contracting company, which he sold in 1999 to a major European engineering company. Since then and prior to joining UQ in 2011, he held senior project and executive roles in the construction and energy resources sectors, including as CEO of ZeroGen, a large-scale carbon capture and storage (CCS) project. During his time at UQ, Chris has also served as Chairman of the Energy Policy Institute of Australia, Deputy Chairman of Gladstone Ports Corporation, and Non-Executive Director of two ASX listed engineering companies. Chris’ research interests lie in energy transitions, economics and policy, energy for development, mega-project implementation and CCS. He has been actively collaborating with the Energy Systems Analysis Group since 2013.