Researcher biography

Andrew is a data scientist specializing in large energy-related data sets. He was awarded a two-year postdoctoral position working on the UQ Dow Centre's Net Zero Australia Project (NZAu) in June of 2021.

In January 2021, Andrew finished a two-year postdoctoral position working on Princeton University's Net-Zero America Project (NZA). His overall role on the project involved supporting the entire project team in gathering, analyzing and developing data sets covering historical and projected energy generation and use at national, regional and states levels through 2050 – and across a range of potential energy transition scenarios. His specific duties and responsibilities on NZA involved the geospatial modelling and graphical representation of CO2 sequestration infrastructure, electrical transmission infrastructure involved with the siting of unprecedented levels of capacity expansion of solar and wind power generation resources, and low carbon emission transitions in the cement and iron and steel industries.

Andrew's interests are in timely low carbon energy transitions that allow inclusive high development levels for all global populations, while remaining within safe planetary boundaries. In 2018, Andrew both led the technical design and installation of a 3.4 kW solar PV system powering a sewing workshop in a remote village in rural Thailand and was awarded a PhD from the University of Queensland, Australia. His PhD dissertation refines standard presentations of energy use/carbon dioxide emissions and human welfare relationships to expose intra-country inequalities and allow compelling global challenges connected with the vision of a world characterized by universal High human development and minimal global warming to be framed for individuals rather than nations.