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Our people

Director, Sustainable Energy Research Centre

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Darren Bagnall


Future Communications Research Centre, School of Engineering, Smart Green Cities Research Centre

Phone: +61 2 9850 9071

Darren Bagnall is a Professor in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, he is Director of Macquarie Sustainable Energy Research Centre, and and Independent Non-executive Director at Bell Resources. He was Dean of Engineering from August 2017 to July 2022.PhD University of Salford (1995). Post-Docto… View full profile

Executive Officer, Sustainable Energy Research Centre

Mrs Jerusha Beresford


Core Director, Photovoltaics (PV)

Phone: +61 2 9850 2279

E-mail: shujuan.huang@mq.edu.au

Core Director, Hydrogen

Phone: +61 2 9850 7303

E-mail: fatemeh.salehi@mq.edu.au

Core Directors, Grid Integration

Phone: +61 2 9850 2296

E-mail: sara.deilami@mq.edu.au

Research members, Grid Integration

Core Director, Energy Economics

Phone: +61 2 9850 8483

E-mail: stefan.trueck@mq.edu.au

Research members, Energy Economics

Phone: +61 2 9850 4844

E-mail: Fatemeh.Nazifi@mq.edu.au

Advisory Group

Our Advisory Group brings together experts from external organisations across our core research areas, with the aim of increasing engagement and collaboration between industry, government and academia on renewable and sustainable energy initiatives and projects, to ensure our research strategy is well aligned to industry requirements, and to achieve research impact in driving the sustainable energy transition in Australia.

Gregory Wilson is Principal Research Scientist and Research Group Leader for Solar Technologies in CSIRO Energy and Conjoint Professor at University of Newcastle with over 20 years research experience in R&D. Dr Wilson is a respected and internationally recognised authority in the development of next generation photovoltaics and his group leads the only accredited photovoltaic cell measurement facility in the Southern Hemisphere. He leads an important renewable energy technologies portfolio in CSIRO with significant clients including Australian Government Departments, the Australian Renewable Energy Agency and is the lead organisation for the Australian Solar Thermal Research Institute. Dr Wilson is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, Royal Australian Institute of Chemistry, Australian Institute of Physics and the Australian Institute of Energy and is a regular invited advisor on industry and university panels, in Australia and internationally.Billy is a chartered chemical engineer with 25+ years’ experience providing technical leadership for the innovation, design and safety of gas products, gas plants and manufacturing processes at BOC/Linde.
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