Alan Brent

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Professor School of Engineering and Computer Science

Teaching in 2020


Bachelor degrees in engineering (chemical) and philosophy (sustainable development); master degrees in science (environmental engineering), engineering (technology management), and philosophy (sustainable development); a PhD in engineering management; and a postgraduate certificate in higher education.

Research Interests

Since 1995 I have consulted to a variety of industry and public sectors, in a number of countries, in the fields of environmental engineering and management. My research focus now revolves around sustainable technology management, with an emphasis on the energy sector.

In 2017 I joined the School of Engineering and Computer Science, as the inaugural holder of the Chair in Sustainable Energy Systems. The Chair supports the transition to sustainable energy of the New Zealand and regional economy, and society. It is aligned with the strategic sustainability focus at Victoria, to meet current and future challenges, by taking an inter-disciplinary approach, and engaging with partners across society in trans-disciplinary ways.

The Chair in Sustainable Energy Systems builds on the capacity that has been established in the Smart Power and Renewable Energy Systems research group, in the School of Engineering and Computer Science.

The main research focus areas are the: More information on my research efforts can be found on my ORCID profile, and LinkedIn profile.