Nicholas is a graduate physicist and engineer, receiving first-class honours and a University Medal for his studies at the University of Queensland. He is passionate about energy and education and aspires to make a difference in both fields. His research focuses on future decarbonised energy systems and he has published an award-winning paper on this topic. Nicholas worked in offshore wind for K2 Management and behind-the-meter energy for Fredon. As a senior UQ Outreach Ambassador, he inspired high school students to pursue tertiary education, with an emphasis on STEM disciplines and founded Lambda Learning to further engage students, particularly in mathematics. With the John Monash Scholarship, Nicholas intends to study a PhD in Engineering at Princeton University. He loves to read, spend time outdoors and play sport of any kind. He is a father and husband and strives to live up to both titles.