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Chair of the Scientific Advisory Board

David J. Hill received a PhD degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Newcastle, Australia, in 1976. From 2021, he is a Professor in the School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia (UNSW Sydney) and a Program Leader in The Reliable Affordable Clean Energy for 2030 Cooperative Research Centre (RACE for 2030 CRC) where resources of about A$350million have been obtained from industry and Government. He is also Professor Emeritus at The University of Sydney and The University of Hong Kong.

During 2013-2020, he held the positions of Chair of Electrical Engineering and Director of the Centre for Electrical Energy Systems in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the University of Hong Kong. He previously held positions at the University of Sydney including the Chair of Electrical Engineering during 1994-2002 and again in 2010-2013 along with an Australian Research Council Professorial Fellowship. He was Foundation Director of the Centre for Future Energy Networks during 2010-2018 and part-time Professor 2013-2020. During 2005-2010, he was an ARC Federation Fellow at the Australian National University.  He has also held academic and substantial visiting positions at the universities of Melbourne, California (Berkeley), Newcastle (Australia), Lund (Sweden), Munich and in Hong Kong (City and Polytechnic Universities). He holds several honorary positions in Australia, Hong Kong and Mainland China. He is also a consultant in the area of power and energy issues in Australia and internationally.

His research activities have been in energy systems, control systems, complex networks, learning systems and stability analysis. His work is now mainly focused on issues for future energy and power and energy networks with the aim to bring science to accelerate the clean energy transition.

Life Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, USA. He is a Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, USA, the International Federation of Automatic Control, the Australian Academy of Science, the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering and the Hong Kong Academy of Engineering Sciences. He is also a Foreign Member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences. He received the 2021 IEEE PES Prabha S.Kundur Power System Dynamics and Control Award.