Sustainable Energy Systems Engineering Group

Sustainable Energy Systems Engineering Group

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The Sustainable Energy Systems Engineering group (SESE) is located in the School of Engineering, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia.  The aim of SESE is to bring together expertise and skills from an interdisciplinary group of research focused academics in order to tackle global issues pertaining to next generation energy conversion technology, energy efficiency and management as well as promoting a sustainable approach to the design and implementation of energy systems.  These outstanding issues are tackled through undertaking fundamental and applied research and development in fields ranging from electronics, to chemical processing, solar energy, thermofluids, and materials synthesis.

Hot topics

  • Energy efficiency
  • Novel Gallium Nitride (GaN) based compact and efficient converters for photovoltaics
  • Chemical Processing
  • Electric Vehicles and Smart Grid
  • Wireless Power Transfer
  • Solar-Thermal
  • Solar Hydrolysis
  • Multi-phase Flows
  • Materials Synthesis
  • Nanocatalysts

Recent Achievements

  • Prof Graham Town delivered the opening plenary address at the 11th IEEE Intl Conf on Power Electronics and Drive Systems

Group Members

PhotoMembers Research Areas
 Rouzbeh Abbassi
Senior Lecturer
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  • Environmental fate and transport modelling
  • Energy efficient and cost effective water/wastewater treatment processes
  • Asset integrity modelling and management
  • Safety and risk engineering
  • Human reliability assessment
 Darren Bagnall
Dean of Engineering
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  • Semiconductor devices
  • Photonics
  • Nanotechnologies
Headshot image of Mihai Ciobotaru Mihai Ciobotaru
Senior Lecturer
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  • Power Electronics Converters
  • Distributed Energy Resources (DER)
  • Renewable Energy Systems (RES)
  • Energy Storage Systems (ESS)
  • Hardware-in-the-loop simulation (HILS)

Lecturer Sammy Diasinos

Sammy Diasinos
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  • Enhancing aerodynamic experimental techniques
  • Vortex interactions and decay
  • Aerodynamics and acoustics of wheels
 Anita Ho-Baillie
Associate Professor
  • Photovoltaic materials and devices
  • Opto-electronics materials and devices
  • Building integrated photovoltaics
  • Renewable Energy Systems
 Jahangir Hossain

Jahangir Hossain
Associate Professor
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  • Hybrid Microgrids, Smart grids, Renewable Energy Integrations
  • Electric Vehicles, Battery Energy storage systems
  • Transactive Energy Management, Voltage and Transient Stability, Robust Control of Power Systems
  • Cyber Secured Power Systems and Applications of Power Electronics in Power Systems.
 Shujuan Huang
Associate Professor
  • Nanomaterials and nanotechnologies
  • Advanced photovoltaic devices
  • LEDs and photodetectors
  • Building integrated photovoltaics

Lecturer Nazmul Huda

Nazmul Huda
Senior Lecturer
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  • Solar thermal research
  • Alternative fuels and renewable energy
  • Energy Optimization
  • Industrial Process modelling
  • Waste Recycling and Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)
 Yijiao Jiang
Senior Lecturer
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  • Solar fuels production
  • Green chemical processes
  • Carbon dioxide capture and utilisation
  • Pollution control
 Candace Lang
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  • Metallic materials
  • Fuel cell catalysts
  • Medical electrodes

Lecturer Ann Lee

Ann Lee
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  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Numerical Heat Transfer
  • Magnetocaloric Effect in Refrigeration
  • Magnetic Drug Delivery
SubhasSubhas Mukhopadhyay
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  • Smart Sensors and Sensing Technology, Wireless Sensor Networks, Internet of Things
  • Instrumentation and Measurements, Smart Home, Smart City, Smart Grid
  • Electromagnetics, Control, Electrical Machines and Numerical field calculation etc.
  • Biomedical, Health, Environmental Monitoring and Assisted Living
 David Payne
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  • Photovoltaic devices
  • Nanophotonics and light-trapping
  • Advanced optical characterisation and modelling
  • Image processing and research software development
 Fatemeh Salehi
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  • Computational Fluid Dynamics(CFD)
  • Turbulent particle-laden and droplet-laden flows
  • Advanced clean energy technologies
  • Combustion Modelling

Professor Graham Town

Graham Town
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  • Electrical Engineering
  • Power electronics
  • Compact and efficient GaN-based power converters, motor drives
  • Wireless Power Transfer
  • Power/Energy systems
  • Smart grids and the internet of energy
  • Electric vehicles and managing their impact on the electricity network
 Zichun Wang
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  • Green chemical process
  • Carbon dioxide utilization
  • Sustainable energy and chemical production from biomass
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