Researcher biography

Dr Tony Heynen is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Chemical Engineering and Program Coordinator for UQ's innovative Sustainable Energy postgraduate programs, which develop change-makers to lead the shift towards clean, decentralised energy. Tony has responsibility for coordinating the program and its professional research projects, plus teaching into the Energy & Development and Energy Investment & Finance courses.

Tony is also a member of UQ's Energy & Poverty Research Group which is examining issues around access to modern, reliable and affordable forms of energy. Tony completed his PhD within the group, examining the business case for electricity distribution by the private sector and NGOs in India's "Base of the Pyramid" markets.

Tony is a Chartered Professional Engineer with extensive career experience in the resources sector, including as Country Manager for Italian energy company Eni in Timor-Leste. In addition to his PhD, he has a Bachelor of Environmental Engineering (UQ), a Master of Engineering Science (University of Melbourne) and an MBA from the National University of Singapore.