Dr Andrew Dicks
Andrew Dicks holds a PhD in Industrial Chemistry, is a Chartered Chemist and Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. He was formerly Principal Scientist with BG plc and Advantica Technologies in the UK, where he gained international recognition for his research in fuel cell systems. For his contribution to internal reforming in molten carbonate and solid oxide fuel cell systems he was awarded the HE Jones (London) medal of the Institution of Gas Engineers.
Moving to Australia in 2001, he has continued his research interests at The University of Queensland and was Director of the CSIRO National Hydrogen Materials Alliance from 2006-2009. He is now industry advisor to LC Energy, a Brisbane-based energy and engineering consultancy. This position enables him to continue to be involved in several companies – as advisor to startups such as Aquahydrex, as well as taking leading roles in energy organizations (as chairman of the Brisbane branch of the Australian Institute of Energy, and President of the Australian Association for Hydrogen Energy). He helped design the renewable energy system at the Sir Samuel Griffith Building, an iconic 6-star building in Brisbane that incorporates energy storage as a metal hydride.
Andrew’s publications include the standard textbook “Fuel Cell Systems Explained”, over 50 peer-reviewed journal articles, and several book chapters. He is named on 10 patents. He is on the editorial boards of the International Journal of Hydrogen Energy and the Journal of Power Sources.
Andrew has given many keynote and invited lectures at international conferences and continues to played a leading role in organizing events such as the World Hydrogen Energy Conference and the World Hydrogen Technology Convention. He has been consulted in formulating energy policy and research programmes in Australia, Canada, the UK, Japan, Sweden, and Singapore. Andrew is called upon to provide due diligence and advice for research providers, government agencies, and corporate investors, and was a member of the International Review Panel for UK Energy Research in 2010.