Dr Tony Heynen

Tony Heynen


Senior Lecturer/ Program Coordinator


School of Chemical Engineering

Areas of research & interest:

  • Biodiversity & conservation
  • Carbon offsets & markets
  • Circular economy
  • Climate change
  • Communications
  • Communities & society
  • Critical minerals & resources
  • Environment
  • First Peoples
  • International relations
  • Land use & planning
  • Policy & regulation
  • Social issues
  • Sustainability
  • Transport
  • Tourism
  • Workforce & training


  • Agriculture & environment
  • Carbon & environmental markets
  • Communities in transition
  • First Nations
  • Industry & business solutions
  • Policy & regulation
  • Technology solutions
  • Transport
  • Land Use & Regional Planning

Research Institution:


Dr Tony Heynen is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Chemical Engineering and Program Coordinator for UQ's Sustainable Energy postgraduate programs, which develop change-makers to lead the clean energy transition. Tony has responsibility for coordinating the program and its professional research projects, plus teaching into the Energy & Development and Energy Investment & Finance courses, amongst others.Tony pursues cross-disciplinary research at the intersection of energy and sustainability across three major themes: strategies to achieve Net Zero emissions targets and sustainable legacy outcomes, energy access issues (and sustainable solutions) in remote and “Base of the Pyramid” communities, and innovations in postgraduate teaching and learning.