Renewable fuels - World Space Week 2020

The Australian National University (ANU) and the ANU Institute for Space (InSpace) are marking World Space Week this year (4-10 October), with a suite of virtual events to introduce you to the challenges Australia faces in space and how they affect you. 

Rocket launches have serious atmospheric effects. ANU engineers and the ANU Energy Change Institute are driving a more sustainable space ecosystem with innovative fuel technologies like hydrogen. 

Join Professor Wojciech Lipiński and Dr Kenneth Baldwin to hear more about these initiatives.

Professor Wojciech Lipiński is the Leader of the Solar Thermal Group at The Australian National University. His research is focused on thermal sciences, solar energy and renewable fuels. He has published more than 150 articles in refereed journals and conference proceedings, and contributed to several books, edited books and e-books. He is currently serving on editorial boards of Solar Energy, Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer, and Computational Thermal Sciences. Prof. Lipiński is a member of the Scientific Council and the Executive Committee of the International Centre for Heat and Mass Transfer, and involved in other professional societies including ASME, AIChE, AIAA and OSA.

Professor Ken Baldwin is the inaugural Director of the Australian National University Energy Change Institute, and Director of the ANU ECI Grand Challenge: Zero-Carbon Energy for the Asia-Pacific.

He has held the following appointments:

  • Project Steering Committee, Australian Energy Technology Assessment, Bureau of Resources and Energy Economics (2011-2013)
  • Board member, South East Region of Renewable Energy Excellence (SERREE, from 2014)
  • Socio-Economic Modelling Advisory Committee, South Australian Nuclear Fuel Cycle Royal Commission (2015-2017)
  • Chair, Energy Cluster, the Australia-Indonesia Centre (2015-2018)
  • Founding Chair, Energy Research Institutes Council for Australia (ERICA, 2018-2019)
  • Steering Committee, CSIRO Hydrogen Research, Development and Demonstration Report (2019)
  • Australian Council of Learned Academies (ACOLA) Steering Committee, Australian Energy Transition Research Plan (2019-2020).

Professor Baldwin is an inaugural ANU Public Policy Fellow, and winner of the 2004 Australian Government Eureka Prize for Promoting Understanding of Science, for his role in initiating and championing "Science meets Parliament". In 2007, he was awarded the W.H. Beattie Steele Medal, the highest honour of the Australian Optical Society. In 2010 he was awarded the Barry Inglis Medal by the National Measurement Institute for excellence in precision measurement. Professor Baldwin is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, the Institute of Physics (UK), the Optical Society of America and the Australian Institute of Physics.