Dr Duane Robinson
School of Electrical, Computer and Telecommunications Engineering
Tel: +61 2 4221 4530
Fax: +61 2 4221 3236
Historically, energy use nationally and internationally has seen steady increases1 and predictably greater growth in the future based on population growth and lifestyle desires. Individuals and organisations will need to consider their behaviour and operations to ensure our energy resources and lives in general are sustainable for our future generations. I see the Sustainable Buildings Research Centre (SBRC) as an opportunity to investigate a way of creating more sustainable practices, including incorporation of a mix of renewable energy resources, and an avenue to develop energy efficient technologies for existing processes.
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 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 researcher with the Centre working on power quality related research projects for Integral Energy and other consulting activities, and later joined the University’s academic staff as a Senior Lecturer.
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 integration with the Sustainable Buildings Research Centre, and to rejoin his colleagues at the Endeavour Energy Power Quality and Reliability Centre.
- Sustainable building practices
- Energy efficiency in networks and at point of utilisation
- Micro grids and distributed generation
- Modelling, analysis and control of power distribution systems
- Power quality and mitigation techniques