Kashem M. Muttaqi

Energy Technologies for Future Grids

New and modern energy technologies will make a significant change in the operation of electricity systems in future power grids. The current power grids are undergoing an unprecedented transformation, changing the way we have been producing, delivering, and consuming energy over the past century. This new energy era includes renewable sources and energy storage, integrated to power grids through power converters and transformers. In the future, these resources will be interfaced through high frequency magnetic links and solid state transformers. Electric vehicles and energy efficient technologies are also rapidly emerging and interacting with the grids. As these connections are being evolved, it is causing the engineers to rethink the current paradigms of system analysis and planning with a focus on how they can achieve the most flexible, efficient, and reliable power grid for the future.


Dr. Kashem Muttaqi received his Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Electronic Engineering degree from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Bangladesh in 1993. He then received a Masters of Engineering in Science degree from the University of Malaya (UM), Malaysia in 1997, and received his Doctor of Philosophy degree from Multimedia University (MMU), Malaysia in 2001. Currently, he is the Director of the Australian Power and Energy Research Institute (APERI) and a Professor at the School of Electrical, Computer and Telecommunications Engineering at the University of Wollongong. He is also serving as the Discipline Leader for Electrical Engineering at the School of Electrical, Computer and Telecommunications Engineering (SECTE), University of wollongong. He served as the Postgraduate Coursework Degree Coordinator at the School of Electrical, Computer and Telecommunications Engineering, University of Wollongong from 2008 to 2010, and the Cluster Head for 09 Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences (EIS) at the University of Wollongong from 2019 to 2021. He was associated with the University of Tasmania, Australia as a Research Fellow/Lecturer/Senior Lecturer from 2002 to 2007, and with the Queensland University of Technology, Australia as a Research Fellow from 2000 to 2002. Previously, he worked for Multimedia University, Malaysia as a Lecturer from 1997 to 2000.