Prof Jenny Pringle works in the Institute for Frontier Materials at Deakin University, Melbourne. Her research interests centre around the development of new ionic materials for a range of different clean energy applications. She is a chief investigator in the ARC Industrial Transformation Training Centre “StorEnergy”. She received her degree and PhD at The University of Edinburgh in Scotland, working on ionic liquids, before moving to Monash University in 2002. From 2008-2012 she held an ARC QEII Fellowship, and she moved to Deakin University in 2013. There she leads research into the development and use of ionic liquids and plastic crystals for applications including thermal energy harvesting and storage, CO2 separation membranes, sodium and lithium batteries.