University of Wollongong

UOW was founded on the donations of local people with a vision of a brighter future for our region. Since then, we’ve become one of the world’s best modern universities, working with industry, research partners, governments, and communities, to address society’s critical economic, environmental, social and medical challenges. Our researchers, graduates and teachers inspire a better future through education, research and partnership. And they are recognised as some of the best in the world.  https://www.uow.edu.au/

University of NSW

Since our foundation in 1949, UNSW Sydney has made an ongoing commitment to improve and transform lives in Australia and globally. UNSW’s strategic priorities actively address the challenges we face today – from climate change and renewable energies to lifesaving medical treatments and breakthrough technologies. We aim to make an impact on people’s lives around the world. In 2020, UNSW evolved its motto to “Scientia corde mente et manu” – Knowledge by Heart, Mind and Hand. This is more than just a slogan of renewed values and aspirations. It captures the fact that we serve higher purpose, and are committed to serving society through knowledge sharing and new discovery.  https://www.unsw.edu.au/

University of Queensland

The University of Queensland (UQ) is one of Australia’s leading research and teaching institutions. We strive for excellence through the creation, preservation, transfer and application of knowledge. For more than a century, we have educated and worked with outstanding people to deliver knowledge leadership for a better world. https://www.uq.edu.au/

University of Tasmania

Literature students ponder the vast Southern Ocean. Scientists sing. Doctors design. Teachers become entrepreneurs. Architects devote themselves to sheltering the needy. Our creative minds capture our unique land and seascapes, reminding us why our island is worth fighting for. They tell stories that resonate far away. Our institutions lead in medical, agricultural, social and environmental research. Our small setting allows us to test big ideas, leading to greater outcomes for the world. We welcome all enquiring minds, from near and far, to join our pursuit. Every one of our students becomes part of a welcoming, collaborative community. And our whole island becomes their campus.We are the University of Tasmania. https://www.utas.edu.au/

Deakin University

As one of Australia’s leading tertiary education providers, Deakin offers a personalised experience enhanced by world-class programs and innovative digital engagement. We lead by creating opportunities to live and work in a connected, evolving world.  https://www.deakin.edu.au/

Curtin University

Curtin is an innovative, global university known for its high-impact research, strong industry partnerships and commitment to preparing you for jobs of the future. https://www.curtin.edu.au/


ARC Future Grids ITTC

In 2021, UOW was selected to be the lead university to establish an Australian Research Council (ARC) Training Centre in Energy Technologies for Future Grids. Leading the transformation to a clean energy future, the centre aims to tackle the immediate challenges to grid decarbonisation.

Energy supply systems worldwide are experiencing the greatest transformation, with many countries working towards a target for a net-zero future.

The pace of this transformational change has been incredibly rapid and many industry sectors are finding the transition challenging.

The ARC Training Centre in Energy Technologies for Future Grids will address the complex and challenging issues currently limiting the growth of renewable energy. With an end goal of developing innovative methodology and technology that will facilitate the widespread integration of renewable resources into electricity grids while maintaining grid stability.

The vision of the Future Grid Training Centre is to provide industries with a cohort of engineers who are trained in the multi-disciplinary skills required to facilitate the transition to a zero-carbon electricity system with a reliable and affordable energy future.

This ARC Industrial Transformation Training Centre (ITTC) will train a new generation of electrical engineers who:

  • intrinsically understand the dynamics of this new energy supply paradigm and
  • are equipped with the skills and training required to think outside the square in order to best facilitate the transition that is currently underway.



An internationally recognised centre of excellence supporting research, education and consulting in power and energy engineering. The Australian Power and Energy Research Institute (APERI) is working towards preparing industry for the global energy transition, promoting sustainability and resilience and fostering innovation through research and technology to equip engineers, scientists, and professionals. https://www.uow.edu.au/engineering-information-sciences/research/australian-power-and-energy-research-institute/

SMART Infrastructure Facility, UOW

Consisting of 30 state-of-the-art research laboratories, including a data analytics lab, an advanced simulation lab and a digital living lab. https://www.uow.edu.au/smart/

Sustainable Buildings Research Centre (SBRC), UOW

Which includes energy, water, thermo-fluid, ambient and building element testing laboratories, learning spaces and microgrid test area.  https://www.uow.edu.au/sbrc/

Institute for Superconducting and Electronic Materials (ISEM), UOW

Which includes laboratories for processing and characterisation of high temperature superconducting and energy storage materials, materials processing, full range of materials characterisation equipment, world-class battery testing facility, and a high-temperature superconducting laboratory for fabrication of prototyping devices. https://www.uow.edu.au/research-and-innovation/our-research/research-institutes-and-facilities/australian-institute-for-innovative-materials/isem/

Nihon Superior Centre for the Manufacture of Electronic Materials (NS CMEM), UQ

Which controls atmosphere equipment to facilitate the handling of alloys in various states of hydrogen sorption. For the handling of hydrogen absorption/desorption, two hydrogen testing machines—Suzuki-shokan and Technosystem—are available. https://mechmining.uq.edu.au/research/advanced-materials-processing-and-manufacturing/nihon-superior-centre-manufacture-electronic-materials

Centre for Advanced Materials Processing and Manufacturing (AMPAM), UQ

Which provides a closely integrated work environment for a diverse range of experts to achieve breakthroughs in manufacturing and production, equipped with several furnaces, including induction melting and arc melting furnaces, and atmosphere-controlled electric resistance for hydrogen storage materials production. https://mechmining.uq.edu.au/research/advanced-materials-processing-manufacturing

Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN), UQ

World-class research facilities for materials and nanotechnology research that will facilitate the design, development and translation of the discoveries to the industrial sector. https://aibn.uq.edu.au/

Centre for Microscopy and Microanalysis (CMM), UQ

Is equipped with EPMA, SEM, TEM and XRD. https://cmm.centre.uq.edu.au/

Access to Australian Synchrotron and Spring-8 synchrotron via UQ

Has two synchrotrons (Australian Synchrotron and SPring-8) for XRD, XAFS, real-time X-ray imaging, micro-XRF mapping. https://sees.uq.edu.au/funding-source/australian-synchrotron-access-program

Real-Time Digital Simulation (RTS) Laboratory, UNSW

One of the largest RTS labs in the world (and the largest in Australia), with extensive simulation capabilities for HV DC networks, power system protection testing, smart grids, microgrids, RE systems, power electronics, control system testing, and hardware-in-the-loop testing. https://research.unsw.edu.au/projects/real-time-digital-simulation-rts-laboratory-unsw-sydney

Centre for Renewable Energy and Power System (CREPS), UTAS

An industry-focused research centre with extensive activities in renewable energy and power systems engineering. https://www.utas.edu.au/centre-for-renewable-energy-and-power-systems

Renewable Energy Facility, UTAS

Has well-established laboratories, including a diesel engine test bay, emissions testing capabilities, a micro-grid laboratory, a power laboratory, solar PV test facilities, wind power simulator, engineering and electrical workshops. https://www.utas.edu.au/centre-for-renewable-energy-and-power-systems/facilities

The Green Electrical Energy Park (GEEP), Curtin

With cutting edge research infrastructure, including two 1.5 kW solar arrays, a 2.5 kW horizontal axis wind turbine, a 1 kW vertical axis wind turbine, a micro-hydro station, a hydrogen fuel cell station, and a battery storage system. https://research.curtin.edu.au/research-areas/energy-transition/geep-green-electric-energy-park/

IEC61850-based Digital Substation Automation and Control Laboratory, Curtin

Newly established equipped with more than 25 modern Intelligent Electronic devices (IEDs), omicron power amplifier etc. (jointly sponsored by GE, Siemens, Omicron, SEL, Schneider, Alstom and Eaton). https://espace.curtin.edu.au/handle/20.500.11937/6126

Deakin University microgrid

Deakin University, in partnership with Mondo Power, is currently building a 7.25 MW microgrid (valued at $30M) at its Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus. https://www.deakin.edu.au/microgrid

CSIRO Renewable Energy Integration Facility (REIF)

Includes 200 kW of PV, 50 kW of PV emulators, a 5 kW horizontal axis wind turbine, three 50 kW gas turbine cogeneration units, a 64 kVAR programmable load bank, 80 kWh of UltraBattery storage, 75 kWh of commercial battery storage, and a 100 kVA power grid simulator. https://www.csiro.au/en/work-with-us/services/testing-and-certification/