Duane Robinson

Current Positions:

Senior Lecturer
Member of the Sustainable Buildings Research Centre
Member of the Endeavour Energy Power Quality and Reliability Centre


Duane Robinson graduated from the University of Wollongong with a B.E. (Hons I) in Electrical Engineering in 1998 after completing a seven year cadetship with the BHP Port Kembla Steelworks. In the same year he joined the Integral Energy Power Quality Centre to complete his PhD degree in the research area of harmonic distortion within distribution systems and related mitigation techniques. In 2002 Duane took up a position as a researcher with the Centre working on power quality related research projects for Integral Energy and other consulting activities, and later joined the University┬┐s academic staff as a Senior Lecturer.

Duane temporarily departed the university to pursue more industrial experience, working for a multidisciplinary consulting firm primarily on LV and MV electrical distribution design, control, and protection projects for heavy industry clients. In 2011 he returned to the University to take up a new research interest in the area of energy efficiency and demand side integration with the Sustainable Buildings Research Centre.

Research Interests:

- Modelling, analysis and control of power distribution systems
- Power quality and mitigation techniques
- Power System Harmonics and modelling

New Research Interests under development include:
- Sustainable building practices
- Energy efficiency in networks and at point of utilisation
- Micro grids and distributed generation

Professional Activities:

Member of Engineers Australia

Research Students

  • Tuan Vu : Harmonic Allocation to Major Loads in Transmission Systems
  • Raed Abdelqader : Modelling of Power Quality Disturbances for Improved Mitigation Techniques
  • Neil Bennett : Sizing and Design of Microgrids and Energy Management Systems for Grid Connected, Stand-Alone and Islanded Operation
  • Brendan Banfield : Optimal Energy Management and Demand Response Strategies for Net Zero Energy Homes and Precincts
  • Yeganeh Baghi : Delivering innovation in engineering as part of the Solar Decathlon.
  • Kehua Li : Evaluation of university buildings energy performance using data mining techniques
  • Edward Smith : Cooperative Strategies for Improving Power Quality, Utilisation and Resilience in Operation and Control of Microgrids
  • Jason David : Harmonic Investigation of Large-Scale Wind and Solar Farms