Ariel Liebman

Ariel Liebman

Deputy Director at Monash Energy Materials and Systems Institute (MEMSI)

Startupbootcamp Energy Australia Mentor

As Deputy Director of the Monash Energy Materials and Systems Institute (MEMSI) and Senior Lecturer at Monash’s Faculty of Information Technology, Dr Ariel Liebman leads Monash’s Digital Energy initiatives. He brings together researchers from across disciplines such as Data Science, Optimisation and Electrical Engineering to identify ways to integrate new and renewable technologies into the system optimally.

Ariel is an energy markets specialist with 15 years’ experience across all aspects of the electricity supply chain incorporating modelling of deregulated power markets and generation investment planning, network regulation analysis, and commercial retail portfolio energy trading and risk management (ETRM).

Ariel provide insights based on a unique mix of research and commercial experience Dr. Liebman has advised energy utilities across Australia including Energy Australia, United Energy, ERM Power, Ergon Energy, and others. He is therefore able to identify possible research collaboration opportunities that have direct commercial and market relevance.

Ariel also co-leads the Australia Indonesia Centre Energy Cluster directing a $2.8 million research program in Microgrids and Energy System transition modelling to tackle the challenge of integrating distributed storage and renewables into new system planning and investment.