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Program Coordinator, Sustainable Energy, The University of Queensland

Dr Tony Heynen is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Chemical Engineering and Program Coordinator for UQ's innovative Sustainable Energy programs, which develop change-makers to lead the shift towards clean, decentralised energy.

Tony is an active researcher in UQ's Energy & Poverty Research Group, where he completed his PhD on private sector electricity distribution in marginalised communities in India. Tony is a Chartered Professional Engineer in the field of environmental engineering, and has previously worked for Italian energy giant Eni, including as Country Manager in Timor-Leste.


  • 2020–present
    Senior lecturer, The University of Queensland
  • 2014–present
    Researcher, Energy & Poverty Research Group, The University of Queensland


  • 2017 
    The University of Queensland, PhD
  • 2014 
    National University of Singapore, MBA
  • 1999 
    University of Melbourne, Master of Engineering Science (Environmental Engineering)
  • 1995 
    The University of Queensland, Postgraduate Diploma in Science (Marine Science)
  • 1994 
    The University of Queensland, Bachelor of Engineering (Environmental) (Hons)

Professional Memberships

  • Institution of Engineers Australia