Dr Andrew Blakers

Director, Centre for Sustainable Energy Systems

Australian National University

Professor Andrew Blakers is a Professor at the Australian National University and Foundation Director of the Centre for Sustainable Energy Systems (CSES).

Professor Blakers has been awarded a Radio Research Board Postdoctoral Fellowship (1984), an ARC Queen Elizabeth II Fellowship (ARC, 1986), a Humboldt Fellowship (1989) and an ARC Senior Research Fellowship (1992). He was appointed to the academic staff of the ANU in 1991 and reached the rank of Professor in 1999. Projects under the supervision of Professor Blakers have brought in $80 million to ANU.

Professor Blakers is well known as a commentator on energy and greenhouse issues. He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, the Australian Institute of Physics and the Australian Institute of Energy. He is a life member of the International Solar Energy Society and the Australian Conservation Foundation.