Dow Centre for Sustainable Engineering Innovation
School of Chemical Engineering

Our People

Advisory Board

The UQ Dow Centre Advisory Board currently consists of members representing UQ and the Dow Chemical Company.  On average they will meet three times annually.

Further members may be recruited (up to a maximum of twelve) depending on the future strategy, collaborators & donors and required expertise.

Advisory Board Member Affiliation
Professor Peter Høj (Chair) UQ President and Vice-Chancellor
Mr Louis Vega Managing Director & Regional President,  Australia & New Zealand, The Dow Chemical Company
Dr Weiguang Yao Chief Technology Officer, Asia Pacific R&D; Global Director, New Ventures for Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa, The Dow Chemical Company
Mr Noel Williams Specialist Manufacturing Advisor (UQ Alumni Representative)
Professor Alan Rowan UQ Director Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology
Professor Peter Halley UQ Head of School Chemical Engineering
Professor Ove Hoegh-Guldberg UQ Director Global Change Institute
Team Member Position
Professor Chris Greig Director
Ms Celestien Warnaar Centre Manager
Dr Howard Fong Senior Consultant
Professor Eric McFarland Senior Consultant
Dr Bronwyn Laycock Senior Research Fellow
Dr Simon Smart Senior Research Fellow
Dr Luigi Vandi Research Fellow
Dr Khuong Vuong Research Fellow 
Dr Benjamin Ballinger Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Dr Joe Lane Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Dr Diego Ruben Schmeda Lopez Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Dr Taiwo Odedairo Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Ms Mojgan Tabatabaei Zavareh Analyst
Dr Martin Stringer Senior Research Assistant
Mr Benjamin Kefford Research Assistant
Dr Rijia Lin Research Assistant

Please note: vacancies for the UQ Dow Centre will be advertised through the UQ Jobs website

Student Project Name
Mr Mark Hodgson  
Mrs Sara Zeinal Zadeh Taking Solar Power to Commercial Competitiveness in Australia: Optimum Strategy to Minimise Public Subsidy

If interested in undertaking a graduate course or honours project with a researcher from the UQ Dow Centre, please contact the relevant researcher by email.

Visiting Fellows

Visiting Fellow Project Involvement
There are currently no visiting Fellows