Associate Professor Geoff Walker

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Program Lead - Power electronics and e-grid

PhD in Power Electronics (University of Queensland)

Dr Geoff Walker joined the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) Electrical Power Engineering group as an Associate Professor in 2013. His current research interests lie in applying power electronics to applications in renewable energy (especially PV), power systems, and electric vehicles.

From 2008 to 2013, he worked as a senior electrical engineering consultant in Aurecon’s Transmission and Distribution group, Brisbane, across various areas including rail traction, earthing studies, electricity transmission planning, and renewable energy project design and review.

Geoff received his PhD in multilevel converter modulation from the University of Queensland in 1999, and was the power electronics lecturer at the University of Queensland from 1998 to 2007. Geoff has also worked and maintains an active interest in the pro-audio and industrial electronics sectors.

Employment History Summary

  • 2013 – now:  Associate Professor, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Queensland University of Technology (QUT)
  • 2008 – 2013:  Senior Electrical Engineer, Energy Section Transmission & Distribution group, Aurecon (formerly Connell Wagner)
  • 1998 – 2007:  Lecturer, School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, University of Queensland
  • 1997:   Lecturer (part time), Department of Electrical Engineering, Queensland University of Technology (QUT)
  • 1997:   Electrical Engineer, Baltec Systems
  • 1994 – 1997:  Postgraduate Scholar, including tutoring duties, University of Queensland
  • 1992 – 1993:  Electronic designer / Electronics Technician, Musiclab
  • 1991:  Electrical Engineer / Electronics Technician, Applied Electro Systems

Projects

Additional information

Type
Funding Award
Reference year
2015
Details
Recipient of the Google Little Box Challenge Academic Award, one of 10 awarded worldwide
Title
New topologies optimised for co-located grid connected photovoltaic (PV) and battery storage systems
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
LP140100833
Start year
2014
Keywords
Grid Connected Inverter;Battery Storage