Hydrogen Society of Australia presents

Women In Hydrogen – Webinar In celebration of International Women’s Day and Women’s History month


About This Event

As you may be aware, International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated each year on 8 March. The theme for International Women’s Day 2023 is to embrace equity. The Hydrogen Society of Australia (HSA) is proud to support the IWD initiative through showcasing the interesting and valuable work undertaken by female engineers and scientists in the hydrogen space.

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Join us for an engaging online event featuring six female speakers from industry and academia, who will provide their personal insights into the role of hydrogen in facilitating our energy transition. Each talk will range from 8 to ten minutes, with a brief Q&A session at the conclusion.

The following lineup of speakers will present their perspectives:


Lorie Jones – HSA Vice-President (Event Facilitator)

Lorie Jones is an Environmental / Systems Engineer with strong management consulting skills. She has added considerable value to project approvals and permitting processes, through her high-level multidisciplinary systems approach to complex issues.
An active member of Engineers Australia, Lorie has held various senior Office Bearer positions including WA Division President (2008). She is currently on the WA Branch Committee of the College of Leadership and Management (CLM) and is also a member of the Engineering

Kate Kendall – Project Manager, Siemens Mobility

Kate has experience in project quality management and engineering project management in complex automation projects for conditional monitoring in the rail industry. With a degree in Environmental Science and Natural Resource Management, Kate is keen to apply her expertise to renewable energy projects in Western Australia.

Dr Arshdeep Kaur – Research Scholar, Queensland University of Technology

Dr. Arshdeep Kaur is currently a Research Fellow in Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Queensland, working on electrocatalysts in water splitting. She has completed her PhD in Solid state hydrogen storage and has gained 7 years of research experience from Thapar University, India. Worked in chemical hydrides-based hydrogen storage using sodium borohydride and alumina nanoparticles. Also, worked extensively on kinetics and increasing hydrogen storage densities of hydrogen storage systems.
She is an eminent speaker in the area of hydrogen technologies and published several research articles in peer-reviewed international journals.

Dr Ghazal Avijegon – HSA Steering Committee member

Ghazal has a PhD from UWA, with a thesis on CO2 capture from natural gas using adsorption technology. She also has a postgrad qualification in Environmental Assessment and Management.

In her previous position at Bureau Veritas, Ghazal is the Hydrogen Development Lead for pacific region, where the focus of work is to collaborate with new energy stakeholders and hydrogen industries across the hydrogen value chain. Ghazal had also been involved in a hydrogen project as part of Woodside Monash Energy Partnership, mainly focused on H2 liquefaction, storage and transportation, including energy modelling and tank design and economic aspect of hydrogen value chain.

Dr. Bella Garg – Application Sales Manager H2, CCUS, O&G – Australasia Parker Hannifin Corporation

Bella Garg is a professional chemical engineer with extensive experience in various international engineering design consultancies and EPC’s serving the oil & gas, sugar, water, and carbon capture sector. Her core experience is in process engineering /project management and specialises in basic engineering and FEED projects. After spending more than a decade in her career with Engineering and Research she moved her career in Sales and New Business Development. Bella has worked for various reputed Australian organisations including Supa Gas, Bray International, CSIRO, AGL, Australian Carbon Innovation, and Federation University. Bella was invited to the Asian Development Bank headquarters at Manila in 2019 to present the business development case she developed for Asian countries seeking to collaborate with her Australian carbon capture research project. During her association with CSIRO’s research project, she also completed her PhD degree. Bella is very passionate to continue developing market and faster  deployment of H2 and CCUS technologies for Australian/International businesses is dedicatedly committed to Parker’s goals towards achieving carbon neutrality.

Dr Pouran Hudson – Research Fellow and Project Manager, Curtin University

Dr Pouran N Hudson is investigating Green Hydrogen for Road Transport in WA in collaboration with the industry as part of FEnEx CRC at Curtin University’s HSRG group.  The curiosity to understand both physical and non-physical aspects of the world motivated her to study BSc. and BA. at the University of Sydney’s School of Physics and Conservatorium of music, respectively. She completed her PhD in physics on high-energy radiation detectors for medical applications at the University of Sydney. She has been promoting women’s participation in STEM through her activities as vice-chair and a current Australian Institute of Physics committee member.


Date and Time

28th March 2023
Time 7:45am to 9:00am AWST


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