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Chris Cook

Chris Cook is an electrical engineer with a BSc and BE from the University of Adelaide, and he received his PhD from the University of New South Wales in 1976. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Engineers Australia and a Chartered Engineer.

After graduation he worked for Marconi Avionics in the UK as a project engineer designing aerospace computing systems, and later with GEC Australia as the Technical Manager of their Automation and Control Division, where he set up a group which designed and installed robot controlled automation systems for manufacturing applications. He then became the founding Managing Director of the Automation and Engineering Applications Centre Ltd., a non-profit company of the University of Wollongong, which built and installed automation and robotic systems for manufacturing companies around Australia.

He became Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Wollongong in 1989 and was Head of School for 12 years before taking up the position as Dean of Engineering (11 years) and then Executive Dean of Engineering and Information Sciences (2 years). His research interests include the application of power engineering and real-time control theory to improve the precision of machines and robots, to improve control over high currents for arc welding, and to the development of new electrical engineering applications of high temperature superconductors. He currently holds a number of ARC grants, and has had extensive involvement with several CRC's for over 20 years in positions ranging from chief investigator, project and program manager, membership of research committees, CRC selection committees for CEO’s, as a Director on CRC Boards, and as a member of a CRC Audit and Risk Management Committee.

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CEO's Update July 2018

CEO's Update July 2018

31-07-18

The highlight for this month was the 8th and final Energy Pipelines CRC Research Conference.

Final Research Conference Celebrates  Legacy and Achievements

Final Research Conference Celebrates Legacy and Achievements

31-07-18

The final Energy Pipelines CRC Research Conference was held from the 9th-10th July 2018 at Waurn Ponds Estate Geelong.

Seven New Projects To Commence

Seven New Projects To Commence

31-07-18

Project information is available on the Energy Pipelines CRC Website Members' Area.

APGA/ACA Pipeline Corrosion  Management Technical Seminar

APGA/ACA Pipeline Corrosion Management Technical Seminar

31-07-18

The joint APGA/ACA Technical Conference was well attended with many informative sessions.

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