Asaad Makhalfih

Asaad Makhalfih

Industry PhD project title: Coordinated dynamic hosting capacity with photovoltaics, storage batteries and electric vehicles using artificial intelligence-based techniques

RACE University and Industry partners: University of Technology Sydney (UTS) and Zepben

Previous education and work background: MSc Power Electronics and Drives BSc Energy Engineering

What attracted you to the RACE Industry PhD? In general, industrial PhDs are more closely related to the real-world challenges that need to be resolved. The RACE collaboration is making it easier for researchers to get connected to the industry and have an impact on the progress they make towards a more sustainable future.

When you were young, what did you want to be when you were older? When I was young I always admired scientists and how they offer humanity with new theories and techniques that help them progress and understand the world in a better way. Hence, I wanted to be one of them.

What do you hope to achieve? I hope to provide a better understanding on emerging topics such as hosting capacity that will help Australia in getting closer to a truly sustainable future.

What are you most looking forward to? At the moment, I am most concerned about delivering the best out of my PhD work.

What innovation/change would you like to see in 5-10 years’ time? More electrification and AI based solutions.

Favourite quote: “And perhaps you hate something and it is good for you” Quran