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Dr Nawshad Haque – Principal Research Scientist, CSIRO Energy

Dr Nawshad Haque – Principal Research Scientist, CSIRO Energy

Nawshad is a Principal Research Scientist at CSIRO and leads the Electrochemical Energy Systems Team in the Energy Technologies Program at CSIRO and manages around 11 staff, 1 post-doc and 6 PhD students. The Team is developing low cost electrolyser and other associated technologies for hydrogen energy systems. Dr Haque has over 20 years R&D experience since having a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Sydney. He has played a key role in the development of CSIRO’s technology evaluation capabilities including flowsheeting, techno-economic and life cycle assessment methodologies using various databases, tools and software to aid in decision for research and development.

Dr Haque has strong interest in the evaluation of technologies for decarbonisation of the energy and mining industries. In his current role, Dr Haque has initiated several large international collaborative research relationships with the governments, industries leading to the establishment of multi-million-dollar projects related to various technologies for science capacity development.

Dr Haque has co-authored more than 60 publications, 7 book chapters; and has lifetime citations of over 3000 with an h-index of 26. Dr Haque is currently elected Fellow of the Australian Institute of Energy and Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy. He is in the Editorial board of Minerals journal, regular reviewer of several journals (such as Journal of Cleaner Production, Drying Technology, and International Journal of Hydrogen Energy) and also has served as a Director of Board of the Australian Life Cycle Assessment Society for 10 years. Dr Haque has co-supervised CSIRO sponsored 11 PhD students and over 54 vacation scholarship projects to completion, many on techno-economic and life cycle assessment.