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Prof John Fletcher appointed Director

We are delighted to announce that Prof John Fletcher has been appointed as the new Director, UNSW Digital Grid Futures Institute.

Prof Fletcher is Head of the Energy Systems Research Group of the School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications. He will also lead the Electrification and Energy Systems Network of the NSW Decarbonisation Hub and take up a leadership role in the UNSW ATRaCE Trailblazer Program.

DGFI Researcher featured in top 40 Rising Stars of Research

It was exciting to see one of our star researchers, A/Prof Derrick Wing Kwan Ng, featured in The Australian's Research Magazine as a Rising Star of Research. Derrick is one of 40 early career academics listed - one of 5 in the Engineering and Computer Science category for his work in Computer Networks & Wireless Communication.

Read the full article here.

Institute response on EV uptake in the media


PhD Candidate and valued DGFI member Gail Broadbent garnered a huge amount of media in our piece posted to the UNSW Newsroom about how infrastructure investment and lower emissions going hand in hand.

A/Prof Donna Green media coverage about Air Quality in schools


Great to see any of our researchers getting media coverage to share their research!

Findings from of an Institute 2020 Seed Funded project 'The real impact of air pollution on children's health in Sydney', led by A/Prof Donna Green have become even more pertinent following the NSW 2020 bushfires and Covid19. 

EVENT End of project knowledge sharing: DGFI, Jemena and Ausnet


Jemena, with its project partners AusNet Services and UNSW Sydney, have completed an ARENA funded trial to demonstrate innovative technologies to increase the hosting capacity of DER (Distributed Energy Resources) on a low voltage electricity distribution network and help create solar-friendly neighbourhoods.

This event includes presentations and information sessions into various aspects of the project: bench testing, network modelling, installation and commissioning, early results and approach to trial and innovation.

FEATURE: The smart grid of the future can work seamlessly with healthcare


In a world where everything is connected, the smart grid will be good for your health; why your energy provider should be talking to your doctor