"The only way to meet the energy needs of the future without sacrificing standards of living, or undermining the economy, is by planning for an orderly transition that embraces science and technology as the stepping stones to the future we want.

A future where we supply the vast majority of our energy requirements by electricity. Clean electricity. A future I like to call the “Electric Planet”."

Last year, Dr Finkel was invited to speak at the World Engineers Convention in Melbourne in November 2019.

Dr Finkel was honoured by Australia’s biomedical engineers in November, when he was presented with the 2019 David Dewhurst Award for Biomedical Engineering Excellence. First presented in 1996 by the Biomedical College of Engineers Australia, the award honours leaders in biomedical device development in Australia.

“…the development of A.I. provides us with an opportunity not only for intellectual growth, but for moral leadership.

"Science often moves faster than our ability to fully grasp all of its implications, leaving a trail of moral and ethical dilemmas in its wake.

“Simple activities, which are firmly embedded in our everyday lives, all have some degree of risk associated with their use.

“In the case of the research sector here and abroad, we need to acknowledge that as good as the research system is, there is a problem.

“One thing we know for sure is that social change is not achieved without effort.”

“Mathematics encourages logical thought; it allows for the laying out of a problem and working through solutions; it trains you to make deductions from the l

“The basic structure of peer review is the best we’ve ever invented. But it is showing signs of strain.”