Professor Chemmangot Nayar

Clean energy pioneer

WANomineeAustralian of the Year2021

Emer Prof Chemmangot Nayar has dedicated almost four decades to advancing the clean energy industry.

Chemmangot has pioneered research and practical applications of technology, with a particular focus on remote communities and islands. He has successfully secured over $9 million in research and project grants. These have been used to design, build and implement renewable energy solutions in Australia and overseas.

Chemmangot’s innovative designs have contributed to economic growth by generating public awareness and tourism opportunities for remote communities. By implementing more than 40 projects in various locations worldwide, he has also created significant employment opportunities.

He has held numerous leadership positions in the university sector and in renewable energy institutions, including Director of the Centre for Renewable Energy and Sustainable Technologies at Curtin University.

His significant contribution has been recognised with multiple industry awards. His expertise is frequently sought out by United Nations agencies, government aid agencies and related industries around the world.