Nicholas offers ongoing research projects, suitable for IRP and Honours level projects.
Topics are at the intersection of real-world problems and atmospheric science, with a focus on solar energy, particularly in estimating of the power output from large groups of distributed solar energy systems. Nicholas places an emphasis on industry connections, working with companies like SolarHub, Si Clean Energy, Utilities, the Bureau of Meteorology & AEMO. These are the kind of connections that make sure the science completed in a student opportunity is relevant, which helps connect students to job opportunities.
Nicholas is an award-winning teacher, with a passion for education, making it a priority to meet regularly with his students and target publishable results as a project outcome. He also requires his students to assert their own scientific skills, to help shape and drive their project forward. Only highly motivated students should apply!
If you are interested in discussing project opportunities, please get in touch via email to set up a time to meet and review current opportunities. Previous and ongoing student projects can be viewed on his personal webpage at: http://www.nickengerer.org/student-projects/
Recommended Skills: Computational analysis skills, coding in R or another language, basic understanding of electricity/energy and meteorology/climatology