Dr Brett Parkinson, 2017 Woodside John Monash Scholar, announced as a 2023 Global Australian Awards recipient
Dr Brett Parkinson has been officially named the 2023 Global Australian Awards’ Emerging Leader. Shortlisted among an outstanding list of 25 other Australians, the finalists are welcomed into a wider alumnus with strong John Monash Scholar representation, including Dr Martin Seneviratne, Professor Kate Manne, Dr Sam Wills and Andrew Hudson.
After being awarded a John Monash Scholarship in 2017, Brett studied Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London and is currently a Senior Manager of Research and Development at C-Zero, California.
C-Zero works toward the development of clean technology for converting natural gas into hydrogen without CO2 emissions. The extracted hydrogen provides clean, low-cost energy on demand, while the carbon can be permanently sequestered as a solid.
Joining the organisation as an early employee in 2020, Brett has played a key role in its growth and innovation. C-Zero continues to rapidly scale its development and operations, tackling the world’s most eminent engineering challenge: climate change.
The Judging Panel for the Global Australian Awards are a conglomerate of esteemed Australians, selected for their leadership expertise and personal integrity. In 2023, the board is chaired by Advance Founder, Ken Allen AO, and includes Jillian Broadbent AC, Darren Burns, Professor Sir Ed Byrne AC, Robyn Denholm, Michelle Garnaut AO, Alexie Glass-Kantor, Lord Michael Hintze AM, Bob Isherwood, Joseph Kwok and Andrew Liveris AO.