Introducing the Grid Innovation Hub
The electricity sector is facing complex challenges and rapid transformation, with ageing infrastructure, increasing supply volatility and evolving consumer behaviours, combined with dynamic regulatory environments and the trend towards decarbonisation.
The Grid Innovation Hub at Monash University is fostering partnerships between industry, government and our world-leading researchers, tackling some of the most important problems of our time through ingenious research and inspiring education.
From cutting-edge data science and network security, to grid planning and engineering next-generation alternative energy technology, the multidisciplinary Grid Innovation Hub is dedicated to creating new opportunities for Australia to lead the world in energy.
Dr Ariel Liebman
Preparing the grid for a decarbonised future
Associate Professor Tim Dwyer
The control room of the future today
Associate Professor Megan Farrelly
Examining pathways for sustainable change
Dr Zahraa Abdallah
Data Treasure: Understanding power usage in the "Big Data Era"
Some of our Facilities
A state of the art living laboratory microgrid with grid edge systems and new energy generation and storage technologies. It is designed to manage energy demand and response, and provide ancillary services to the electric grid.
Renewable Energy Lab
World leading facilities for developing new materials and devices for energy harvesting and storage applications.
Some of Our People and Expertise
Professor Manos Varvarigos
Smart Grids and Internet of Things
Computer Networks, Optical Networking, Networking Algorithms and Protocols, Cloud Computing, Resource Management, Network Planning and Operation Tools, Optical Interconnects for Data Centres, Smart Energy Grids, Remote Systems Management, Optoelectronic Layouts and Performance Evaluation.
Dr Behrooz Bahrani
Power Electronics and Grid Integration
Power Electronics Converters, Power Systems Control, Grid Integration of Renewable Energy Resources and Microgrids.
Dr Reza Razzaghi
Power Systems and Grid Integration
Integration of Renewable Energy Resources, Power System Protection and Control, Stability Analysis, Phasor Measurement Units, Real-Time Simulation of Power Systems, and Power System Transients.
Associate Professor David Barnes
Image Computation and Visualisation
Signal Processing, Scientific Visualisation, Visualisation for Communication, Education and Outreach, Image Management, Analysis and Visualisation, and Parallel Supercomputing.
Associate Professor Jacek Jasieniak
Solar Cell and Energy Storage Technologies
Nanocrystals, Colloids, Quantum Dots, Thin Films, Solar Cells, Luminescence and Interfaces.
Professor Doug MacFarlane
Preparation and Characterization of Ionic Liquids and other types of Ionic Materials for a range of applications in Electrochemistry, Green Chemistry, Solar Cells, Batteries and Biotechnology, including Protein Stabilization and Biopreservation.
Associate Professor Victoria Haritos
Enzyme Discovery and Design, Metabolic Engineering of Yeast and Bacteria, Systems Biology of Cultured Cells for applications in Biocatalysis, Bioprocessing, Manufacturing and Energy
Professor Russell Smyth
Development Economics, Empirical Legal Studies, Energy Economics, Financial Economics and Subjective Wellbeing.
Ms. Rowena Cantley-Smith
Energy Law and Policy
Energy Law, Regulation and Policy, Economics and Law and Environmental Law.
Associate Professor Srinivas Sridharan
Consumer Issues, Entrepreneurial Models, Implications for Business and Marketing Strategy and for Public Policy.
Grid Innovation Hub Launch