UNSW Digital Grid Futures Institute Director, Professor Joe Dong, has been recognised for his outstanding contribution to create sustainable, stable and reliable electricity for all through his pioneering work in energy systems.
We're proud that out of 10 Future Fellowships awarded to UNSW by the Australian Research Council (ARC), 2 are valued Founding DGFI Investigators. Dr Ke Meng and A/Prof Neeraj Sharma of the Schools of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications and UNSW Science respectively.
Dr Ke Meng, UNSW Engineering, has received $888,770 for ‘Stability assessment of Australia’s future electrical grids’. The findings of this project will be crucial to the energy transition to renewables.
Investigator Prof Ken Butcher has been awarded $1.6m in funding from the government's 10 year Medical Research Future Fund’s (MRFF) Cardiovascular Health Mission. This funding is to further develop wearable technology to monitor patients' vital signs with an aim to manage their care remotely, and reduce the need for them to be re-admitted to hospital.
Announced yesterday, the Reliable Affordable Clean Energy for 2030 (RACE for 2030) Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) was announced to "improve energy affordability and reliability, and help Australia play its role in reducing global emissions".
The Institute will be leading the RACE for Home research theme, with an aim of developing and applying solutions for consumers.
Following a devastating bushfire season, we are actively working on concepts and solutions to avoid such damaging events in future.
Institute investigators including Dr Johnson Xuesong Shen talked to The Australian's David Swan about our early warning detection drone concept, which could be ready by the start of 2020's fire season with the right funding. The article also references another of our investigators, A/Prof Donna Green.