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CRE staff

Staff in the Centre for Renewable Energy

Dr Jeremy Trombley
Research Fellow
T: (08) 8946 7726
E: jeremy.trombley@cdu.edu.au

Jeremy's academic background is in experimental condensed matter physics. For his doctoral work, he investigated the surface interactions between solids within aqueous solutions of various compositions through computer modelling and experimental research.

His current work focuses on renewable energy (particularly bioenergy) and energy efficiency including modelling sustainable buildings for tropical climates, remote area power systems and residential energy consumption.

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Dr Suresh Thennadil
Professor - Chemical Engineering
T: (08) 8946 6564
E: suresh.thennadil@cdu.edu.au

Dr Thennadil's research interests are in measurements and analytics for the petroleum and chemical industries, data-driven process analysis and online monitoring of critical attributes of a process stream.

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Professor Jai Singh
Professor - Physics
T: (08) 8946 6811
E: jai.singh@cdu.edu.au

Professor Jai Singh is a Professor of Physics, CEITE, with teaching roles in mathematics to undergraduate engineering students.

His research interests are in condensed-matter theory, covering areas of excitonic processes in crystalline and amorphous semiconductors, nanostructures, and solar cells, both inorganic and organic, Organic Light-Emitting Diodes (OLEDs) and inorganic scintillators.

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Mario Palendeng
Research Associate - Process Data Analytics
T: 08 8946 6182
E: mario.palendeng@cdu.edu.au

Mario has a background in Electrical, Electronics, Signal Processing and Control system. His research interests include Data Analytics, Asset management using IoT device, Artificial Neural Network and Machine Learning, Data fusion, and applications of Spatially Resolved Diffuse Reflectance Spectroscopy.

He is currently working on cost-effective maintenance of remote hybrid mini-grid systems project as well as other projects related to chemometrics with Vis-NIR Spectroscopy measurements.