Western Australia Chapter

Hydrogen Society of Australia has assembled experts from Western Australia to foster the local and national development of the hydrogen technology, infrastructure, and knowledge.

If you would like to become a part of the HSA Western Australia chapter please contact: Cedric Pierson at contact@hydrogensociety.org.au

Western Australia Chapter Committee Members

Dr. Furat Dawood

WA Chapter Leader
BSc., Grad Dip, MSc. Engineering, PhD in Hydrogen Energy

Furat is the founder of the Hydrogen Energy (H2E) Group and a committee member of the Hydrogen Society of Australia (HSA). He began his academic career in electrical and communication engineering before transitioning to energy systems. He has combined his expertise in these two fields to become an expert of Renewable Energy and Carbon Reporting. He completed his PhD degree at Murdoch University in Hydrogen Energy Systems.

Dr Ghazal Avijegon

Commercial Lead, Renewable Fuels ATCO Gas Australia

Dr Ghazal Avijegon is the Commercial Lead at ATCO Gas, Australia looking after the strategy & contractual aspects of renewable fuels projects, including hydrogen project, for the purpose of reducing GHG emissions throughout the gas distribution network. Ghazal is an experienced Hydrogen Business Development and techno-commercial professional offering demonstrated record of achievement in Hydrogen value chain including experience in hydrogen liquefaction, storage and transportation projects. Ghazal has a PhD from UWA, on CO2 capture from natural gas using adsorption technology along with a postgrad qualification in Environmental Assessment and Management and a strong advocate of clean energy and sustainable energy transition.

Mauricio Galicia

HSA Content Creator

Mauricio is a Chemical Engineer with high-level analytical and problem-solving skills. Currently, he works at Technip Energies as a Process Engineer collaborating on the development of detailed engineering of energy projects. He is an enthusiastic supporter of hydrogen and hydrogen carriers as potential tools to decarbonize the world and accomplish the Net Zero Emissions goal. Mauricio holds a master's in Chemical Engineering from The University of Western Australia with a specialisation in the design and simulation of processes.

Suresh Prabhakaran


Suresh Prabhakaran is a Mechanical Engineer with Quality and Technical Safety Management experience spanning across Middle east and Australia, covering Oil and gas and mining/infrastructure industry. Previously working for Shell, Woodside, Technip, ADMA Opco, Suresh is presently working as Quality and Technical Safety Manager for Alstom. Through his career, Suresh has held key role including WA Chapter lead, Australian Organisation of Quality; Committee member, Australian Institute for Health and Safety; Member, Australian Standards -ME-092-WG2–ISO 29001; and Member, Distinguished Toastmasters International, Leadership and Communications. Suresh is a keen supporter of Hydrogen developments within community, economy, and industry.

Kate Kendall

Project Quality and Engineering Project Manager Siemens

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.

David Cavanagh

Managing Director, Integrated Energy Pty Ltd, Chief Hydrogen Officer, Hydrogen West and Hydrogen East

David Cavanagh is Managing Director of Integrated Energy and Chief Hydrogen Officer of Hydrogen West and Hydrogen East. In addition to delivering a range of West Australian and Australian projects, and related Australian standards, David and his company have been recently selected for a significant project in Asia Pacific. David represents Australia on the International Standards Organisation (ISO) working party for hydrogen refuelling. He supported the Australian presence at the United Nations COP26 in the UK and COP27 in Egypt. He has delivered training and consulting for the WTO in Geneva, UN in Bangkok, as well as Federal, State and Regional governments across Australia.

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HSA Western Australia Chapter Member Collaborative Workspace

Connect and discuss with other WA chapter members on the LinkedIn WA Chapter workgroup

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