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Professor David Hill


David J. Hill is a Professor of Energy Systems at UNSW Sydney. He has previously held the Chair of Electrical Engineering at The University of Hong Kong (HKU) during 2013-2020 and the University of Sydney (USyd), initially during 1994-2002 and again 2010-2013. He was Director of the Centre for Electrical Energy Systems, 2013-2020, and Foundation Director of the Centre for Future Energy Networks, 2010-2018, at HKU and USyd respectively. He is now Professor Emeritus at HKU and USyd.

His research activities have been in energy systems, control systems, complex networks, learning systems and stability analysis. His work is now mainly focussed on issues for future energy and power  networks with the aim to bring science to accelerate the clean energy transition. He is a Program Leader in The Reliable Affordable Clean Energy for 2030 Cooperative Research Centre (RACE for 2030 CRC) where resources of about A$350million have been obtained from industry and Government; he also Chief Scientist in the Australian Research Council  (ARC) Research Hub for Integrated Energy Storage Solutions at UNSW Sydney. At HKU, he led a HK RGC Theme-based Research Scheme project (success rate about 10 percent) on Sustainable Power Delivery Structures for High Renewables (A$7M) and at USyd led a project on Future Grid Modelling and Security within the CSIRO Future Grid University Cluster (A$13M). He has held prestigious fellowships, including an ARC Federation Fellowship at the Australian National University (2005-2010) and an ARC Professorial Fellowship at the University of Sydney (2010-2013). 


David  is a Life Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, USA. He is a Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, USA, the International Federation of Automatic Control, the Australian Academy of Science, the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering and the Hong Kong Academy of Engineering Sciences. He is also a Foreign Member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences. He received the 2021 IEEE Power and Energy Society Prabha S. Kundur Power System Dynamics and Control Award and has been selected as the 2022 IEEE Control System Society Hendrik W. Bode Lecture Prize winner. He has published over 600 peer-reviewed publications, including three  research monographs. Refer to: He has supervised over 40 research students.