Professor Tapan Saha
Tel: +61 7 3365 3962

Tapan Saha has been a Professor of Electrical Engineering and leader of the Power & Energy Systems research group in the School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering at The University of Queensland since 2005.

Professor Saha’s research interests include condition monitoring of electrical equipment, power system stability and control and integration of renewable energy to the national grid. He has successfully supervised 35 PhD and 8 Masters by research students in the area of power systems. He has received numerous large-scale research grants from ARC, Queensland government and electricity supply industry. He has published more than 400 technical papers in journals and peer reviewed conferences. He is an IEEE Power & Energy Society Distinguished Lecturer.

Professor Saha has been actively involved with the Australian panels of CIGRE (the International Council on Large Electric Systems), and is a senior member of the IEEE. He is a CPEng and Fellow of Engineers Australia, and a Registered Professional Engineer of the state of Queensland (RPEQ).

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Dr Ruifeng Yan

Dr Ruifeng Yan
Tel: +61 7 3346 1008

Dr Ruifeng Yan received the B. Eng. (Hons.) degree in Automation from University of Science and Technology, Beijing, China, in 2004, the M. Eng degree in Electrical Engineering from the Australian National University, Canberra, Australia, in 2007 and PhD in Power and Energy Systems from the University of Queensland, Australia, in 2012.

He has been a research fellow with the School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, University of Queensland since graduation. His expertise includes renewable energy integration to power systems, distribution system voltage imbalance and compensation, and power system stability and analysis. He has supervised 7 undergraduate thesis students, and he is currently co-supervising 2 PhD students and 2 undergraduate thesis students. He is also teaching fourth year courses - Advanced Electronic and Power Electronics Design, and Renewable Energy Integration: Technologies to Technical Challenges.

Dr Phillip Wild
Tel: +61 7 3346 1004Dr Phil Wild

Dr Wild’s principal research interests are in energy economics.  He has developed the ANEM model of the NEM and has worked on both ARC Linkage and EIF/ARENA funded research projects investigating the impacts of carbon pricing and the increased penetration of renewable energy on the NEM’s wholesale electricity market. Key research topics investigated include fuel-switching impacts, the merit order effect, transmission network adequacy and carbon pass-through effects.  Research applications to renewable energy systems have included wind and solar power, with this research including PV yield modelling, financial feasibility analysis based on LCOE and NPV analysis, and policy support mechanisms based on feed-in tariff designs.

Dr Wild’s previous research experience has been in the areas of econometric modelling of National Energy Market (NEM) spot price and load time series data, time-series analysis and macro-econometric modelling.  Dr Wild has a PhD from The University of Queensland specialising in the field of macro-economic modelling and is a subscribing member of the International Association of Energy Economics, The Climate Council and is also a member of the UQ Energy Economics and Management Group (EEMG).

Dr Feifei  Bai
Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Dr Feifei Bai's  research interests include PV integration impacts, battery energy storage integration research, power system low-frequency oscillation analysis and control. Dr Bai received her Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering and its Automation from Southwest Jiaotong University, Chengdu, China in 2010 -- and she received her PhD in 'Power System and its Automation' from Southwest Jiaotong University in 2016.


Dr Seyyed Ali Pourmousavi
Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Dr Seyyed Ali Pourmousavi brings industrial experience and knowledge on battery storage technologies, power systems, and electricity market operation to the UQ Solar project. He holds BSc, MSc, and PhD degrees in electrical engineering with emphasis on power systems.




Advance Queensland Fellowships to work with Gatton Solar Research Facility data

Dr Hina Khan    
Research Fellowship (early career) $180,000 
Data management, exploration and visualisation for smart energy grid.

Dr Wayes Tushar    
Research Fellowship (early career) $180,000    
Peer-to-Peer energy trading schemes for sustainable cities.    

Dr Wen Hua    
Research Fellowship (early career) $180,000    
Machine learning, data analytics, and knowledge management for microgrid data.   

PhD Candidates

  • Mrs Shohana Deeb
  • Mr Jaroslaw Krata
  • Mr Licheng Wang
  • Mr Amit Dhoke
  • Mr Ruiyuan Zhang

MPhil Candidate

  • Mr Mehdi Hasan