Senior Fellow, University of Melbourne

Adriana Downey is a Senior Fellow at the University of Melbourne and Chief Technology Officer at Pacific Pyrolysis Pty Ltd. Previously she was Technical Manger at Best Energies, a company involved in pyrolysis, synthesis gas and biomass waste management. She holds a PhD from the University of new South Wales in Biochar: Production and Use.


  • –present
    Chief Technology Officer, Pacific Pyrolysis


  • 2011 
    University of New South Wales, School of Materials Science and Engineering, PhD
  • 2002 
    University of Queensland, Bachelor of Science
  • 2002 
    University of Queensland, Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical)