Faculty wins two Fulbright clean energy scholarships

21 March 2013

Professor Richard de Dear (left) with Fulbright Scholarship winner and PhD Candidate, Craig Roussac

The Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning is delighted to recognise that Craig Roussac, (PhD candidate, Design Sciences) and Allan Young (alumnus, Urban and Regional Planning) received Fulbright Professional Scholarships in Climate Change and Clean Energy.

The Australian-American Fulbright Commission awards just 22 scholarships nationwide. Only two are in Climate Change and Clean Energy. Professor John Redmond, Dean of the Faculty, said that he was pleased to congratulate a current and a former student on their success.

"It is gratifying to note that the approach we have taken to the built environment is recognised once again at the international level. Congratulations to Craig and Allan on their achievements."

Craig Roussac is completing his PhD in Architectural and Design Science under his supervisor, Professor Richard de Dear. Craig's research looks at how buildings use energy throughout the day. He has developed software that allows his business, Buildings Alive, to provide building managers with near real-time information about energy, water and resource use for the buildings they manage.

Allan Young is Manager, Coastal Policy for the NSW Department of Infrastructure and Planning. He completed his Master of Urban and Regional Planning at the Faculty in 1994.

"I will study how the shared knowledge and experience of Australia and the U.S. can be used to improve our land use planning systems and to engage the community to generate workable solutions," Allan said.

The Fulbright Scholarship is awarded in 155 countries. Winning scholars are invited to travel to the United States and to collaborate with their international peers on important research questions.

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