Dow Centre for Sustainable Engineering Innovation
School of Chemical Engineering

Professor Chris Greig


Dow Chair in Sustainable Engineering Innovation at the University of Queensland and Andlinger Visiting Fellow in Energy & Environment at Princeton University (2018-2020)

Chris Greig is a Professor of Chemical Engineering and Director of the Dow Centre for Sustainable Engineering Innovation. Previously he was the inaugural Director of the UQ Energy Initiative at The University of Queensland from 2011 to 2017. 
Chris is a Chemical Engineer having obtained his degree and PhD at the University of Queensland and is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering. 
His 26-year industry career commenced as the founder of a successful process technology and contracting company, which was later sold to a major international engineering company. Since then and prior to joining UQ, he held senior project and executive roles in the resource and energy industries internationally, including as CEO and Project Director of ZeroGen, a large-scale carbon capture and storage (CCS) project, for which he recommended discontinuation after a comprehensive exploration program and feasibility study. 
During his time at UQ, Chris has also held Non-Executive Directorships with ASX listed corporations and was Deputy Chairman of Gladstone Ports Corporation, one of Australia’s major energy export hubs. He remains a Director of the Energy Policy Institute of Australia.
His main interests at UQ lie in Energy Transitions, Economics and Policy, Energy for Development, Mega-Project Implementation and CCS. 
In July 2018, Chris commenced two years as the Andlinger Visiting Fellow in Energy and Environment at Princeton University. In this role, representing UQ, he will lead a new multi-disciplinary initiative known as Rapid Switch. This project seeks to identify, anticipate and address bottlenecks that are likely to emerge during rapid, deep decarbonisation transitions with a view to identify more robust scenarios and opportunities to accelerate the pace of change. The program involves several international Universities to allow regionally focussed, deep-dive assessments of each technology or system transformation.