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Institute Director Prof Joe Dong shortlisted for Global Energy Prize


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.

2 DGFI Investigators receive 2020 Australian Research Council (ARC) Future Fellowships


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.

DGFI Investigator Scientia Prof Rose Amal to lead new $4.9m ARC Training Centre

We are proud that one of our Founding Investigators, Scientia Prof Rose Amal, will lead a new ARC Training Centre for The Global Hydrogen Economy.

$1.6m for stroke prevention awarded to DGFI Investigator Prof Ken Butcher

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.

UNSW Digital Grid Futures Institute leading CRC RACE for 2030's RACE for Home theme

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.

Solar Powered Transport Event

"Cars evoke strong emotions in people – so whatever we, as engineers, think is the best solution must appeal to people in their day-to-day lives"  -A/Professor Ned Ekins-Daukes

Our sold out event 'Making Solar powered transport a reality' was a huge success. We tackled a full and fascinating agenda answering a range of questions: 

Launch event: ARC Research Hub for Integrated Energy Storage Solutions

The Institute was proud to support our colleagues and theme leaders, as the ARC Research Hub for Integrated Energy Storage Solutions (IESS) officially launched.

Integration of Energy Storage is one of our six key research themes, and an essential component of the smooth transition to renewable energy.

Early warning bushfire drone seeking funding

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.

Institute official signage adorns Level 3 of Electrical Engineering Building

Photo: Our entrance on Level 3 of the School of Electrical Engineering building at the UNSW Sydney's Kensington campus.

The Institute's dedicated space has been officially furnished with official signage. Our work area is also home to the ARC Research Hub for Integrated Energy Storage Solutions.

Signs feature some of our partners, with more added on a quarterly basis.