Adelaide-based Nathan Budarick, M.AIRAH, is a research and development technician/engineer for Seeley.
Every day can bring something different, from discussing/designing concepts, testing/building these concepts, field-testing prototypes, all the way to helping commercialise products.
Innovation and creating energy-efficient solutions that can be manufactured in Australia.
Finest professional hour
Getting my first conceptual prototype built and running reliably, then working on it being built into a saleable product.
Taking shortcuts will always catch up with you; putting in the time and effort pays off.
Whom do you most admire?
Frank Seeley, M.AIRAH, for always having a passion and drive for innovation.
To travel overseas to study and do research with a university at the forefront of refrigeration or HVAC development
What is your motto?
You know what they say about assumptions!
Greatest personal achievement
Winning the SA Worldskills Refrigeration competition and being able to represent TAFESA at the national competition in Sydney in 2018.
Currently Top Gun Maverick, a solid action film.
Google.com – where I can find any information I need!
Coming in a close second would have to be engineeringtoolbox.com
How would you describe yourself?
Quiet but driven.
Being able to work on or with something you are passionate about while still making ends meet.
Favourite Ecolibrium cover
Favourite recently would have to be the “Critical mass” cover of June–July 2023 – both for the aesthetic of the concrete and reinforcing the idea that thermal energy storage will become a fundamental component of decarbonisation and load-shifting.
What does AIRAH membership mean to you?
An AIRAH membership means being up to date with the innovation and information of the Australian Refrigeration and HVAC industry.