Associate Professor
Geoff Walker

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Faculty of Engineering,
School of Electrical Engineering & Robotics

Personal details


Associate Professor in Power Engineering
Faculty of Engineering,
School of Electrical Engineering & Robotics


Multilevel converters, Photovoltaic Grid Connect Inverters, Distribution networks, dSTATCOMs, Electric Vehicles, Pulse Width Modulation (PWM)

Research field

Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Automotive Engineering

Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008


  • PhD in Power Electronics (University of Queensland)

Professional memberships and associations

  • 1999 – present: Member, Institution of Electrical & Electronic Engineers (IEEE)
  • 2007 – present: Member, Engineers Australia
  • 2007 – present: Australian Solar Council (formerly Australian Solar Energy Society), Qld branch president 2007, Qld branch secretary 2008 – present.
  • 2009 – present: CIGRE panel AP-C6 Distribution Systems & Dispersed Generation
  • 2001 – 2009: Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)


Current teaching responsibilities:

  • EGB120 Foundations of Electrical Engineering
  • ENB455 Power Electronics

Courses previously taught:

  • Power electronics
  • Electronic circuits (3rd year BE)
  • Electromechanics and Electronics (2nd year BE)
  • Fundamentals of electrical engineering (2nd year BE)
  • Electrical Energy Conversion and Utilisation
  • Sensors and Actuators
  • Energy
  • Team projects I and II
  • Final year thesis course co-ordination

During the period 2000 to 2007, I directly supervised 140 undergraduate final year Engineering thesis students in various topic areas ranging centred around power electronics, renewable energy (especially Photovoltaics) and electric vehicles.  In all but two years, the median grade achieved by these students was a distinction (6).

Selected publications

QUT ePrints

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Selected research projects

Projects listed above are funded by Australian Competitive Grants. Projects funded from other sources are not listed due to confidentiality agreements.


Current supervisions