Friday 18 February 2022

Perspectives on Practice: Harnessing Innovation

Online Event

This page is set up for attendees of the 2022 VCE Physics Conference.

Recorded sessions for the delegates of the 2022 VCE Conference Series “Perspectives on Practise”  will be available until the first day of Term 4, 2022.

Keynote Presenter

Robert Sheehy

Keynote presentation: Innovations in electricity: Is 100% renewable now possible?

Received BE and PhD degrees in electrical engineering from the University of New South Wales, Sydney (1992 and 1997). He was at CSIRO Division of Applied Physics from 1991 to 1997 working in the High Voltage test laboratory on various metrology projects and industrial calibration testing up to 1MVDC and 500kVAC while researching insulation condition monitoring in high voltage motors and generators. He was a Power Electronics engineer and Director of Engineering for Rectifier Technologies, Melbourne between 1997 and 2008, where he developed several modular power conversion systems for interfacing batteries with the grid and renewable sources that were licenced for manufacture globally. In the last decade, he has been involved in several teams developing medical products, especially the use of nanotechnology in diagnostic x-ray; development of algorithms for optimised control of micro wind turbines, and development of miniature modular high voltage sources to 160kVDC. Dr Sheehy has completed two years of Antarctic service as an electrical engineer at Davis and Mawson stations to upgrade and operate scientific instruments used to gather data for climate change analysis, and to support improvements to the station isolated power grids. He is a co-inventor on several patents on power conversion, nanotechnology based x-ray tubes and x-ray applications.

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