Research Background: PhD in physics, Gates Scholar, University of Cambridge, 2012 | BSc Hons, Angus Nicholson Scholar, Australian National University 2007
Current gigs: Visiting Fellow, ANU Centre for Sustainable Energy Systems | Principal, Australian Energy Market Operator | TV Presenter and Public Speaker | International Energy Agency PVPS Task 14 Australian Expert | Director, First Principles | Physics Consultant, ARC Centre of Excellence for Exciton Science | Founder, TheKnews.org | Author, Henry the Flying Emu
Previous gigs: Long-line tuna fishing boat deckhand out of Coffs Harbour| Bicycle courier in Perth | Science Outreach Officer, Scitech, WA | ABC Top 5 Scientist Under 40 in 2016 | Principal Energy Advisor, Victorian Dept. Premier and Cabinet | ANU Renewable Energy Lecturer
I've written two children's stories - one about chaos theory and another about an emu that learns how to fly by going into gravitational orbit.
Recently broadcast on the ABC RN Science Show, and available at good bookstores including: Dymocks | Readings | Angus & Robertson | Amazon
"...a gifted writer of children's stories"- Sir Richard Friend, Cavendish Professor of Physics, University of Cambridge
I'm Founder and CEO of TheKnews.org - a global wisdom-sharing website, author of noisevssignal.org, a current member of the Australian Greens and previous Founding National Council Member of the Australian Wikileaks Party. More political things at my blog here. twitter @NirajNLal
I'm founding director of the Raio de Sol Canberra Community Samba Drumming Band, former saxophonist with The Valence Band and cajon-player with the roograss band The Lazy Harrys in an expression of the future of Australian music. EP here,
Last friday of every month.