Deputy Director, Energy Research Institute, University of Melbourne

Roger works on optimisation and integration of renewable energy systems, linking together different technologies to find the least expensive, most reliable systems with the lowest carbon emissions possible. He also researches the chemistry of the stratosphere, and the impact of ozone chemistry on the surface climate.

Prior to returning to Melbourne in 2008, he worked for the International Energy Agency on the Energy Technology Perspectives 2008 publication. He has worked to integrate observing systems for the global carbon cycle, and on the impact of climate change on the carbon cycle.


  • 2008–present
    Research Fellow, School of Earth Sciences and the Melbourne Energy Institute, University of Melbourne
  • 2007–2008
    Energy Analyst, International Energy Agency, Paris, France
  • 2005–2007
    Consultant, UNESCO
  • 2002–2005
    Visiting Scientist, CNRS/CEA, France
  • 2000–2002
    Postdoctoral Fellow, National Center for Atmospheric Research, USA


  • 2000 
    University of Melbourne, PhD
  • 1992 
    University of Melbourne, BSc (Hons)

Research Areas

  • Environmental Chemistry (Incl. Atmospheric Chemistry) (039901)
  • Climatology (Excl. Climate Change Processes) (040105)
  • Renewable Power And Energy Systems Engineering (Excl. Solar Cells) (090608)