Research Director, Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology Sydney

His research interests are in Resource Futures with a focus on carbon mitigation & management, bioenergy & biochemical synthesis, and climate and energy policy.

Nick is the Deputy Director of the Wealth from Waste Cluster, a three year collaboration between UTS, CSIRO, Monash, Yale, Swinburne and the University of Queensland researching new opportunities, technologies and business models to harness value from metal-bearing waste. See

He is also an Honorary Lecturer at the Grantham Institute for Climate Change, Imperial College London and a part-time Research and Design Engineer for Calix Limited, an Australian minerals processing and carbon capture technology developer.


  • –present
    Research Principal at the Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology, Sydney


  • 2007 
    University of Sydney, PhD