Dr Simon Smart is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Chemical Engineering and a senior research fellow for the Dow Centre for Sustainable Engineering Innovation at the University of Queensland. He received his BE(Chemical) /BSc (Hons 1a) and his PhD from the Univeristy of Queensland. His research interests include sustainable energy and chemistry production including: alternative chemistries for iron making, hydrogen production using methane pyrolysis, membranes and membrane reactor technologies, carbon capture and storage and energy optimisation.

Dr Simon Smart brings a deep understanding of the wider energy issues alongside process integration and optimisation skills. Within the Hub he hopes to improve site wide understanding of the energy system with the ultimate goal of implementing enterprise wide modelling and optimisation.