Episode 67 Solving the Energy Equation - Mathematics in Motion: CBA Scholar Alexander Makarowsky's Vision for a Brighter Tomorrow
Alex has a Bachelor of Telecommunications Engineering (Honours) from the University of Adelaide, where he studied as a Charles Hawker Memorial Scholar. With his John Monash Scholarship, he completed an MSc in Mathematical Modelling and Scientific Computing at the University of Oxford, graduating with the Kathryn Gillow Prize for best dissertation. Volunteering in Timor-Leste instilled Alex with a strong desire to support the electrification and sustainable development of Australia's neighbours. He has a strong interest in shared challenges such as climate change and air pollution. Alex aims to help create the next generation of reliable, affordable, and low-emissions energy systems. Alex has worked in solar and battery integration at both the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) and the University of New South Wales. Alex currently works at Energy Exemplar, which tackles a variety of power system challenges such as renewable integration, expansion planning, and reliability assessment for power system operators and planners worldwide.