Archives: Speakers

Dr Amir Nashed

Amir is a multi-disciplinary energy consultant and researcher with expertise in renewable energy, energy efficiency, water treatment, mechanical and electrical engineering. He completed his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Alexandria in 2006 and obtained his Master of Science and doctoral degree in Photovoltaic Engineering from the University of New South…

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Osama Khursheed

Osama is a full-time distinction Masters in Environmental Engineering student and part time employee at the University of New South Wales, Sydney. Collaborating with a team to design and increase skill development opportunities for over 700 students. Strong administrative professional with international communication experience across four countries in the education, IT and construction industry.

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Joanna Ng

Joanna is an intern at Everything IoT and an avid STEM advocate and communicator. While completing her Phd in biomedical engineering, she had her own STEM podcast and radio show called Science Fair with Jo as part of Blitz Radio at UNSW. Upon finishing her thesis, she joined Everything IoT where she is currently researching…

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Vino Rajandran

Vino is the manager of Plant Breeding and Biotechnology investments at Hort Innovation. He has a PhD in Crop Genetics, and a background in agricultural science. Vino is enthusiastic about controlled environment agriculture, having co-founded an indoor agriculture start-up, and more recently led the horticulture team at Sydney-based indoor container farming start-up Sprout Stack. Vino…

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Dr Soumi Paul Mukhopadhyay

Dr. Soumi Paul Mukhopadhyay came to Australia in 2012 to pursue her dream of doing higher degree research in Sensory and Consumer science. Soumi is very passionate about everything about “food” and has successfully completed her PhD from School of Agricultural and Wine Sciences, Charles Sturt University (CSU), Australia, in 2015. She specialized in sensory…

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Serena Lee

Serena is a communication designer with a strong interest in design for change. Inspired by work that questions conventions,strives for innovation and stimulates constant curiosity and learning. Interested in work that compliments sustainability and biophilic urban design.

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James McGregor

James is Chief Innovator, Founder and CEO of the Blue Tribe Company. James believes that by mobilising sustainable innovations that we can create new businesses and products that align profit with purpose to solve some of our communities most challenging social and environmental problems. James works with Business, Government and Academia to build new purpose…

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Dr. Alexander Soeriyadi

Alex is the Co-Founder and CEO of Lleaf Pty Ltd. Lleaf’s mission is to harness the power of light for sustainable agriculture. Alex graduated from University of New South Wales (B.Eng and PhD in Industrial Chemistry) with project collaboration with various multinational companies and research institutions. His achievement includes Australian Museum Eureka Finalist, Humboldt Fellowship,…

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Dr Behzad Jamali

Behzad is a research associate at School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UNSW Sydney. His research focuses on development of rapid urban flood inundation models and integrating them with existing urban water planning tools. Behzad obtained his PhD in Civil Engineering from Monash University. Prior to that, he worked as a water resources planning engineer…

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Dr Veljko Prodanovic, Research Associate, UNSW

Dr Veljko Prodanovic is Research Associate at Water Research Centre (UNSW), who works on the development of integrated urban modelling tool for green technology placements within the urban fabric. His other research interests are development multi-benefit greening systems for water treatment and their impact on water cycle, microclimate and public health. During his PhD, Veljko…

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