Brett completed a Bachelor and Masters of Chemical Engineering with First Class Honours at the University of Queensland. He was actively involved in the University of Queensland Clubs and Societies as President of the Chemical and Environmental Student Society and coordinated the Student Unions Mental Health week. Brett has worked at Incitec Pivot, Momentive Specialty Chemicals and currently works at the Dow Centre for Sustainable Engineering Innovations. His research efforts have been focused on an integrated process for the economic production of zero CO2 iron and petrochemicals. Brett's passionate about sustainability and innovation in engineering, currently leading the Student Innovation Initiatives at the UQ Dow Centre. His PhD addresses sustainable energy generation from natural gas through catalytic cracking to hydrogen in non-oxidative molten salt environments and ultimately hopes help develop sustainable manufacturing industries and energy policy in Australia. Brett also has a deep commitment to mental health issues within the community, formerly an an active volunteer with Drug Arms Street Outreach Service.