Professor and Dean, Engineering and Information Sciences (EIS) Office, Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences, University of Wollongong
- Electric Vehicles
- Superconductor Devices
- Superconducting Fault Current Limiters (FCL’s)
- Superconductor Magnetic Energy Systems (SMES)
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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 then 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. 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 his position firstly as Dean of Engineering, now Executive Dean of Engineering and Information Sciences. In this time he was instrumental in setting up three joint Industry-University research centres which now employ full-time researchers and research students working on finding solutions to industrial automation problems related to manufacturing industry.
This research contributed to Wollongong University becoming one of the core members of the National Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for Manufacturing in 1995. He was also involved with the governance of other National CRC's for Welding, the CRC for Rail, the CRC for Renewable Energy and currently the CRC for Energy Pipelines.
He has taught across many areas of the electrical engineering curriculum, and has received a number of teaching grants to develop courses for undergraduates, postgraduates and also modular short courses for professional engineers in Industry. He has published over 150 technical papers and is currently Chief Investigator for several ARC grants in control theory applied to industrial applications such as robotics, actuators, superconducting devices and electric vehicles. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Engineers Australia and a Chartered Engineer.
He has been Chair ofa number ofEngineers Australia accreditation committees examining degrees at other Universities in Australia. He was also the lead researcher in a World Bank contract involving redesign of the engineering curriculum for a University (UTEM) in Chile.
- Executive Dean of Engineering and Information Sciences
- UOW Researcher Profile
- YouTube - 60 Seconds with Chris Cook