ERICA is a council of Australia's major energy research institutes that provides research-led advice on the nation's energy future
ERICA is a council of university energy research institutes which collectively aim to provide:
National capacity across a broad spectrum of cutting-edge energy research, in both specialised and inter-disciplinary fields;
High-level, evidence-based, energy policy advice to government;
An over-the-horizon perspective on future energy opportunities and challenges that can only be informed by cutting-edge research;
A research touchpoint for industry and government on energy issues of national and international significance; and
A research-led education network for students and young researchers.
Membership of ERICA by any organisation is by invitation through the agreement of existing members, and membership can be requested at any time.
The membership is non-binding, and the consensus views represented by the Council are those of the ERICA representatives and not of their parent universities.
The ERICA secretariat will move from one member institute to the other, each year.
Curtin University is the secretariat for 2023-2024.
Professor Chun-Zhu Li
Director, Fuels and Energy Technology Institute
Co-Director, Future Energy, University of Tasmania
Professor Ariel Liebman
Director, Monash Energy Institute
Professor Michael Brear
Director, Melbourne Energy Institute, University of Melbourne
Dr Chris Briggs
Director, Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology Sydney
Director, Centre for Future Energy Networks, University of Sydney
Mr Peter Hansford
Director, Deakin Energy Networks, Deakin University
Professor Frank Jotzo
Director, Centre for Climate and Energy Policy, Australian National University
Professor Paul Medwell
Professor, Institute for Sustainability, Energy and Resources, The University of Adelaide
Chair ERICA 2023,
Director, Curtin Institute for Energy Transition,
Ms Dani Alexander
Chief Executive Officer, UNSW Future Energy Institute, University of New South Wales
Professor Bruce Mountain
Director, Victoria Energy Policy Centre, Victoria University
Associate Professor Simon Smart
UQ Project Leader, Net Zero Australia Project, University of Queensland
Professor Stefan Trueck
Co-Director Centre for Risk Analytics, Macquarie University
Professor Greg Morrison
Lang Walker Chair in Urban Transformations, Western Sydney University
Energy Lead, Sustainable Technologies and Systems Enabling Impact Platform