News and events

Check this page regularly for CfNETR’s latest news and upcoming events. Here you will also find our archive of past news and events.

Dr Savin Chand receives the 2022 Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Research Excellence

15th December 2022

Dr Savin Chand (Net Zero Initiatives stream leader in the Centre for New Energy Transition Research) is the recipient of the 2022 Vice Chancellor’s Award for Research Excellence. Dr Chand’s primary research focus is on severe weather events and climate extremes. He is also internationally recognised as an expert on tropical cyclones and climate change, and has made several important contributions to the field, including a paper in Nature Climate Change. Dr Chand has consistently maintained excellent research achievements through publication in high impact journals and short- and long-term grants to assist in his environmental research. He’s challenged conventional thinking which received extensive media coverage and gave Federation University national and international recognition in Climate Extremes Research.

Quote attributable to Savin Chand

"It is a great honour for me to be presented with this Award. I worked unwaveringly with many scientists from around the world on advancing cutting-edge research on Climate Science, particularly on how tropical cyclones are behaving in the warming world. This award is a clear reminder that “where there is a will, there is a way.” 

CfNETR launch at Mt Helen Campus

7th March 2022

The Centre for New Energy Transition Research (CfNETR) was officially launched this week at Federation University’s Mt Helen Campus. Federation University Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Duncan Bentley launched CfNETR on Thursday 10 March 2022, with a presentation by CfNETR Interim Director Professor Syed Islam. An audience of stakeholders from government, industry and the community attended the event.