Philip Ciufo graduated from the University of Wollongong with a B.E. (Hons) in Electrical Engineering in 1990 whilst also completing an Industry Cadetship. In 1991 he joined the University as Research Associate where he worked on several research projects and provided engeering support to many of the research programs within the School of Electrical Computer and Telecommunications Engineering. He obtained an M.E. (Hons) in Electrical Engineering in 1993. He joined the academic staff of the University after completing his Ph.D. in 2002. The title of his thesis was "Magnetic Modelling and Sensorless Control of the Synchronous Reluctance Machine". Dr Ciufo has had various stints in industry as an Electrical Engineer and returned to academia in 2007. Phil is the Director of the Centre for Power Engineering Excellence based at UOW.
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Vic obtained his Ph.D. in 1971 from the University of Sydney for work on the asynchronous operation
of turbogenerators. In 1972 he commenced lecturing at the University of Sydney where his research
interests included model power systems, power system stability, HVDC transmission, power
electronics and variable speed motor drives. In 1990 he moved to the University of Wollongong where
he became foundation Professor of Power Engineering. His current research interest is power quality
with an emphasis on harmonics, PQ survey measurements, and standards.
He is a member of the Standards Australia “Power Quality” Committee, a Fellow of the Institution of
Engineers, Australia and past Chairperson of the Australasian Committee for Power Engineering.
He was the recipient of the M.A. Sargent Medal in 2008.
Sarath graduated from the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka with a BSc (Eng) specialising in Electrical
Power. He obtained his MEngSc from the University of New South Wales and PhD from the University
of Wollongong. He has been on the academic staff at the University of Wollongong since 1988. He has
been active in electromagnetic modelling, machine design and analysis, in particular permanent
His current research interests are in the general area of power quality and in particular voltage
fluctuations, flicker and voltage unbalance. He is a member of the Standards Australia Committee
on Power Quality and is/has been closely involved with CIGRÉ C4 (System Technical Performance)
working groups at international level. He is currently the Technical Director of the Australian Power
Quality and Reliability Centre.
Chris graduated from The University of Adelaide with a BSc in 1971 and a BE in 1972. He received his
PhD from The University of New South Wales in 1976. He then went to the U.K. to work for Marconi
Avionics. After three years he returned to Australia to work for GEC as Technical Manager of their
automation and control division.
In 1983 he joined UOW. In 1989 he became Professor of Electrical Engineering with research interests in
industrial automation and power engineering. In 1990 he was involved in establishing, with Pacific Power,
the Energy Efficient Research Centre Ltd., a nonprofit company which designs and installs variable
speed drive and other power engineering systems. In 1996 he continued to develop joint Industry-
University initiatives by assisting with the setting up and running of the ‘Power Quality Centre’ at UOW.
In 2002 he was appointed Dean of Engineering, and in 2013 he was appointed as Executive Dean,
Faculty of Engineering & Information Sciences.
Danny received his B.Eng. and Ph.D. from the University of Western Australia in 1978 and 1981
respectively. Following his graduation he joined GEC Projects, Australia as a Power System Analyst.
In 1982 he joined the School of Electrical Engineering at UNSW. In 1996 he joined the Hong Kong
Polytechnic University as a Professor in Electrical Engineering.
In 2006, he joined UOW as Professor of Power Engineering. His main areas of research are power
system analysis, power system economics, voltage stability, harmonics, power electronics and
computer aided education. He was awarded the N. Svennson’s Award for Teaching Excellence in the
Faculty of Engineering in 1994. In 2000, he was awarded the HK Polytechnic University President’s
Award for Outstanding Performance in Teaching. He is also a member of the International Editorial
Advisory panel of the International Journal “Electric Power Systems Research”.
Paul is the Director of the UOW Sustainable Buildings Research Centre (SBRC).
Paul has been involved in research on a wide variety of topics in sustainable buildings, energy systems,
energy efficiency and fluid mechanics over the past thirty years. He holds a bachelor in Electrical
Engineering, a masters in Science and Technology Studies and a PhD in Heat Transfer, all from Imperial
College London. He joined UOW as a lecturer in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at UOW in
1988 and has collaborated with colleagues in the Electrical Power group since that time.
Paul was the Head of the School of Mechanical, Materials and Mechatronic Engineering at the
University of Wollongong prior to taking up his present appointment. Paul was also the Faculty
Advisor and the lead academic on the Team UOW Solar Decathlon China 2013 campaign. This project
culminated in Team UOW winning the competition with the highest number of points scored by any
team in the history of all competitions around the world.
Pascal received his PhD in Environmental Studies from Montpellier University, France in 1994. Pascal is
a specialist of integrative infrastructure modelling, using various computer simulation technologies to
explore complex interactions between social and technological components of infrastructure systems.
He has a 30-year experience in complex system modelling, first in France, then at the Australian National
University and CSIRO. Pascal joined UOW in 2011. He currently is the Research Director of the SMART
Infrastructure Facility. He is a member of the Technical Committee of the Australian Urban Research
Infrastructure Network (AURIN). He is also a member of the Modelling and Decision Support Division of
Simulation Australia and of the Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand (MSSANZ).
Professor Perez has published 100 refereed papers and book chapters. In 2006, he co-edited with his
colleague David Batten the book ‘Complex Science for a Complex World’ (ANU E Press).