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Director Monash Energy Institute, Monash University

Assoc. Prof. Roger Dargaville is an expert in energy systems and climate change. Roger specialises in large-scale energy system transition optimisation, and novel energy storage technologies such as seawater pumped hydro and liquid air energy storage. He has conducted research in global carbon cycle science, simulating the emissions of carbon dioxide from fossil fuel and exchanges between the atmosphere, land and oceans as well as stratospheric ozone depletion.

Roger leads a research group of PhD and Masters students working on a diverse range of energy related topics large-scale energy system transformation, role of hydrogen in decarbonising 'hard to abate sectors', integration of EVs and role of novel energy storage technologies.

Roger completed his undergraduate and PhD at the University of Melbourne, as well as a Graduate Certificate in University Teaching. He has worked at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, the National Center for Atmospheric Research (USA) and at the Centre nationale de la recherche scientifique (CNRS), the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) at UNESCO and the International Energy Agency.


  • 2017–present
    Senior Lecturer, Monash University
  • 2013–2017
    Deputy Director, Melbourne Energy Institute
  • 2008–2013
    Research Fellow, Melbourne University
  • 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)