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Professor David Hill

Biography

David J. Hill is a Professor of Energy Systems at UNSW Sydney. David has been the Chair of Electrical Engineering and position of Director of the Centre for Electrical Energy Systems at The University of Hong Kong during 2013-2020. He was also a part-time Professor at The University of Sydney in this time and from September 2020 is now Professor Emeritus.

He was Foundation Director of the Centre for Future Energy Networks at The University of Sydney, 2010-2018. At HKU he led a HK RGC project 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). David’s work focuses on achieving secure power delivery with high penetration of renewables using scientific methodologies. He also works on related aspects of dynamics and control of large network systems.

Now a Life Fellow of IEEE, Fellow Australian Academy of Science, Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, Foreign Member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences, David has produced over 500 publications, including two books, and supervised over 30 research students. He has held several prestigious fellowships, most recently an Australian Research Council Federation Fellowship at the Australian National University (2005-2010) and an ARC Professorial Fellowship at the University of Sydney (2010-2013).