The UQ Centre for Natural Gas is headed by a director and three professorial research chairs. The centre’s professors play a lead role in the development of the centre’s research program while also managing selected projects and monitoring research performance. Activities are guided by two advisory bodies which include members from UQ, the natural gas industry and the Queensland regulator. The centre engages researchers from a variety of schools and centres to deliver individual research projects.

Management

Research Chairs

Affiliate Professor

  • Professor Peta Ashworth

    Affiliate Professor
    UQ Centre for Natural Gas
    Chair in Sustainable Energy Futures
    UQ School of Chemical Engineering
  • Professor Diane Donovan

    Affiliate Professor
    UQ Centre for Natural Gas
    Professor
    School of Mathematics, Faculty of Science

Chief investigators

  • Dr Kathy Witt

    Chief Investigator
    UQ Centre for Natural Gas
  • Dr Mahshid Firouzi

    Chief Investigator
    UQ Centre for Natural Gas
    Research Fellow
    UQ School of Chemical Engineering
  • Dr Tom Rufford

    Chief Investigator
    UQ Centre for Natural Gas
    Senior Lecturer
    UQ School of Chemical Engineering
  • Dr Zhongwei Chen

    Chief Investigator
    UQ Centre for Natural Gas
    Senior Lecturer
    UQ School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering
  • Associate Professor Greg Birkett

    Chief Investigator
    UQ Centre for Natural Gas
    Associate Professor
    UQ School of Chemical Engineering
  • Dr Christopher Leonardi

    Chief Investigator
    Centre for Natural Gas
    Advance Queensland Fellow
    UQ School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering
  • Professor Neil McIntyre

    Chief Investigator
    UQ Centre for Natural Gas
    Principal Research Fellow
    UQ Centre for Water in the Minerals Industry
  • Professor Nicole Gillespie

    Chief Investigator
    UQ Centre for Natural Gas
    KPMG Chair in Org Trust
    UQ School of Business
  • Professor Peer Schenk

    Chief Investigator
    UQ Centre for Natural Gas
    Professor
    UQ School of Agriculture and Food Sciences
  • Dr Karen Steel

    Chief Investigator
    UQ Centre for Natural Gas
    Associate Professor
    UQ School of Chemical Engineering
  • Associate Professor Steven Pratt

    Chief Investigator
    UQ Centre for Natural Gas
    Associate Professor
    UQ School of Chemical Engineering
  • Emeritus Professor Sue Golding

    Chief Investigator
    UQ Centre for Natural Gas
    Emeritus Professor
    UQ School of Earth and Environmental Sciences
  • Associate Professor Sue Vink

    Chief Investigator
    UQ Centre for Natural Gas
    Principal Research Fellow
    UQ Centre for Water in the Minerals Industry
  • Professor Victor Rudolph

    Chief Investigator
    UQ Centre for Natural Gas
    Professor
    UQ School of Chemical Engineering

Researchers

Honorary Professors

  • Xingjin Wang

    Honorary Professor
    UQ Centre for Natural Gas
    Denison Gas
  • James Underschultz

    Honorary Professor
    UQ Centre for Natural Gas
  • Suping Peng

    Honorary Professor
    UQ Centre for Natural Gas
    China University of Mining & Technology (Beijing)

Adjunct Professors

  • Leisa Elder

    Adjunct Professor
    UQ Centre for Natural Gas
    Arrow Energy
  • Stephen Kelemen

    Adjunct Professor
    UQ Centre for Natural Gas
    Queensland Exploration Council
  • Rick Wilkinson

    Adjunct Professor
    UQ Centre for Natural Gas
    EnergyQuest
  • Chris Mijnssen

    Adjunct Professor
    UQ Centre for Natural Gas
    Arrow Energy
  • Stephen D Pell

    Adjunct Professor
    UQ Centre for Natural Gas
    Santos