Centre for Renewable Energy - Staff


Kean Yap

Dr Wai Kean Yap
Research Fellow
T: (08) 8946 7482
E: wai.yap@cdu.edu.au

Dr Kean Yap completed a Bachelor of Engineering with First Class Honours in Mechatronics Engineering and a Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Tasmania in 2005 and 2010 respectively. Dr. Yap's research interests are in Artificial Intelligence and predictive modelling, electric and hybrid power trains and renewable energy generation. His current research on remote area hybrid PV systems is funded by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) under their Fellowship Program.

Lisa Havas

Ms Lisa Havas
Research Fellow
T: (08) 8946 7497
E: lisa.havas@cdu.edu.au

Lisa's research interests are in understanding the drivers and the effective mechanisms to ensure efficient uptake of renewable energy technologies. Lisa is also involved in community engagement projects and is interested in the social barriers to adoption of energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies.

Jeremy Trombley

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

Dr. Jeremy Trombley recently completed his PhD in Condensed Matter Physics. He is experienced in mathematical modelling and optimising experimental systems. His research interests include sustainable energy and energy systems modelling and analysis.
Dr. Trombley is currently working on the Project: Smart Cooling in the Tropics (Smart Cooling) administered by COOLmob and funded through a grant from the Low Income Energy Efficiency Program (LIEEP). The project is focused on ‘Smart Cooling' to establish best practices for reducing energy usage for cooling residential building in the hot and humid tropical climate of the Darwin area.

Mirza Baig

Mr Mirza Baig
Research Associate
T: (08) 8946 7497
E: mirza.baig@cdu.edu.au

Mirza Humayun Baig is currently working on: The Performance Monitoring and Evaluation of a CIGS-Roof Integrated Photovoltaic System under Real Tropical Environment of Darwin, at the Centre for Renewable Energy (CRE); the commonwealth Low Income Energy Efficiency Project (LIEEP) with Indigenous Essential Services (IES), a subsidiary of Power and Water Corporation. In addition, he is also involved in solar based renewable energy technologies and energy efficiency projects with the centre.

Mirza has completed his Masters in Environmental Management from The School of Environment at Charles Darwin University, Darwin, Northern Territory in 2014. The courses of his most interest were remote sensing, Geographic Information System (GIS) and statistical methods for environmental impact assessment. His thesis research project was on “The Potential of Concentrating Solar Power for Remote Mine Sites in the NT” with the CRE. In 2011 he received his Masters in Environmental Engineering from Griffith University, Queensland, Australia with an Award on Academic Excellence (received by top 5% students of the year at Griffith University). Mirza has previous industrial experience in the energy sector, also involving alternate sources of energy. Mirza’s areas of interest are renewable energy, environmentally friendly alternate sources of energy, thermal and chemical storage of energy, water and waste water treatment, waste management, cleaner production and eco-efficiency.