PhD Students

PhD Students

Student Name
Martin Egan
Industry PhD project
How can the “customer first” and iterative approaches of successful Australian and International start-ups be applied to help the energy transition?
University and Industry Partners
UTS and Solar Analytics
Start Date
August 2021
End Date
August 2024
Supervisors
Dr Samantha Sharpe (UTS) and John Laird (Solar Analytics)
Student Name
Mohammed Zeehan Saleheen
Industry PhD project
Designing distributed renewable micro-grids for reliability
University and Industry Partners
Monash University and PlanetArk Power
Start Date
September 2022
End Date
September 2025
Supervisors
Dr Hao Wang (Monash University) and Dr Bevan Holcombe (Planet Ark Power)
Student Name
Derick Rudson Goncalves de Lima
Industry PhD project
Optimal planning and operational strategy for biogas power generation system design in wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs)
University and Industry Partners
UTS and Sydney Water Corporation
Start Date
December 2021
End Date
December 2024
Supervisors
A/Prof Li Li (UTS) and Glenda Stowell (Syndey Water)
Student Name
Xian-Long Lee (Johnson)
Industry PhD project
Smart Charging Strategies for EVs in Smart Grids
University and Industry Partners
Monash University and Enzen
Start Date
September 2022
End Date
September 2025
Supervisors
Dr Adel N Toosi (Monash University) and Ian McLeod (Enzen)
Student Name
Bowen Zhang
Industry PhD project
Data innovation for zero carbon buildings
University and Industry Partners
UTS and Buildings Alive
Start Date
January 2022
End Date
January 2025
Supervisors
Dr Hongda Tian (UTS), Hao Huang and Craig Roussac (Buildings Alive)
Student Name
Benjamin James
Industry PhD project
Increasing DER hosting capacity while reducing costs and enhancing energy system resilience
University and Industry Partners
Curtin University and Planet Ark Power
Start Date
October 2022
End Date
October 2025
Supervisors
Prof Peter Newman and Dr Charlie Hargroves (Curtin) and Richard Romanowski (Planet Ark Power)
Student Name
Cynthia Coyne
Industry PhD project
Off-grid Indigenous community microgrids
University and Industry Partners
Griffith University, Horizon Power and Western Power
Start Date
February 2022
End Date
February 2025
Supervisors
Dr Cara Beal (Griffith University) and Craig Julian (Western Power)
Student Name
Ramith Deelaka Wimalaratna
Industry PhD project
Innovative tariffs and demand response potential for residential and industrial customers
University and Industry Partners
Griffith University and Ausgrid
Start Date
October 2022
End Date
October 2025
Supervisors
Dr Alexandr Akimov and Dr Shyama Ratnasiri (Griffith University) and Oliver Morgan-Williams (Ausgrid)
Student Name
Aleksandra Van Hummel
Industry PhD project
Developing an Australian Trust Index
University and Industry Partners
QUT, Essential Energy
Start Date
May 2022
End Date
May 2025
Supervisors
Prof Rebekah Russell-Bennett (QUT) and Matt Newey (Essential Energy)
Student Name
Kaige Wang
Industry PhD project
Maximising renewable energy for water corporations through machine learning, peer-to-peer trading and demand management
University and Industry Partners
RMIT University and Sydney Water
Start Date
December 2022
End Date
December 2025
Supervisors
Dr Rebecca Yang and Dr Kazi Hasan (RMIT) and Ruben Muller (Sydney Water)