Industry-based research could change the game for rail infrastructure efficiency
The cost of building new electric rail, or upgrading existing diesel and electric networks to more efficient electric systems, could be vastly reduced as a result of PhD student Igor Perin's research project with rail network giant Aurizon.
Partnership with Siemens and government brings new levels of innovation to Australian Navy
Siemens, DST Group and QUT's multi-million dollar research project continues with the installation of a new Siemens HTS1 superconductor motor installed at a QUT research facility. The results of dynamic testing of this instalment will impact the future growth of the Navy.Read the full story
The Microgrid Facility's function is to develop and demonstrate the next step in sharing electric energy, with a focus on creating and testing solutions to technical issues in developing improved inverter control, management of voltage control and protection strategies.
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