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Associate Professor Duane Robinson

Technical Director of Australian Power Quality and Reliability Centre, Deputy Director Sustainable Buildings Research Centre and Associate Professor

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Duane Robinson graduated from the University of Wollongong with a B.E. (Hons I) in Electrical Engineering in 1998 after completing a seven year cadetship with the BHP Port Kembla Steelworks. In the same year he joined the (then) Integral Energy Power Quality Centre as a research student under scholarship to complete his PhD degree. His PhD research project was concerned with the study of harmonic distortion within distribution systems and related mitigation techniques.

In 2002 Duane took up a position as research fellow with the Centre working on power quality related research projects for Integral Energy and other consulting activities. Later that year he joined the University’s academic staff as a Lecturer and then Senior Lecturer, his position fully funded by the Centre to increase undergraduate student exposure to the power engineering discipline.

Duane temporarily departed the university to pursue more industrial experience, working for a multidisciplinary consulting firm primarily on LV and MV electrical distribution design, control, and protection projects for heavy industry clients. In 2011 he returned to the University to take up a new research interest in the area of energy efficiency and demand side management with the Sustainable Buildings Research Centre, and to rejoin his colleagues at the Australian Power Quality and Reliability Centre.

Research Interests

  • Modelling, analysis and control of power distribution systems
  • Energy efficiency in networks and at point of utilisation
  • Sustainable building practices
  • Micro grids and distributed generation
  • Power quality and mitigation techniques
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