School of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering
Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology
Dan is a sustainable energy specialist with an electrical power engineering background. He has a breadth of extensive experience and expertise in offshore renewable energy (offshore wind and wave energy), specifically in ocean energy assessment, ocean energy systems, storage system modelling and power system operation. He is highly skilled at data processing and visualization, feasibility and optimization analysis, techno-economic assessment and energy markets.
He is a research fellow at the Australia-China Joint Research Centre of Offshore Wind and Wave Energy Harnessing at the University of Adelaide. His research focuses on the innovation in hybrid offshore wind and wave energy conversion systems in system modelling and design, power intermittence, energy dispatchability, and energy storage applications. He develops several novel matrices to assess the technical capacity and economic feasibility of ocean renewables. Dan's valuable insights and innovations continue to drive progress in the sustainable energy sector.
Offshore Wind and Wave Energy;
Renewable Energy Resource Assessment;
Energy Storage System;
Energy System Modelling and Economic
Electrical Power Conversion System Design for Hybrid offshore Wind-wave Energy Converter Array;
Date Position Institution name 2023 - ongoing Senior Consultant Aurecon 2022 - ongoing Research Fellow University of Adelaide 2020 - 2023 Tutor and teaching assistant The University of Adelaide 2019 - 2020 Graduate Research University of Melbourne 2016 - 2017 Co-founder Voltmao Technology
Awards and Achievements
Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount 2023 Research Award Dean's Commendation for Doctoral Thesis Excellence The University of Adelaide Australia - 2023 Scholarship ASME Outreach Scholarship American Society of Mechanical Engineers United States $895 2022 Award Best Paper Award 32nd Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference Australia $500 2022 Scholarship Blue Energy Collaborative Scholarships The International Network on Offshore Renewable Energy United Kingdom €1000 2022 Scholarship Frank Perry Travelling Scholarship The University of Adelaide Australia $1000 2020 Scholarship Adelaide International Scholarship The University of Adelaide Australia -
Language Competency Chinese (Mandarin) Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
Date Institution name Country Title The Univerisity of Adelaide Australia Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering) University of Melbourne Australia Master of Engineering Chongqing University China Bachelor of Engineering
Year Citation 2024 Gao, Q., Hayward, J. A., Sergiienko, N., Khan, S. S., Hemer, M., Ertugrul, N., & Ding, B. (2024). Detailed mapping of technical capacities and economics potential of offshore wind energy: A case study in South-eastern Australia. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 189, 113872.
2023 Gao, Q., Yuan, R., Ertugrul, N., Ding, B., Hayward, J. A., & Li, Y. (2023). Analysis of energy variability and costs for offshore wind and hybrid power unit with equivalent energy storage system. Applied Energy, 342, 17 pages.
DOI Scopus3 WoS2
2023 Gao, Q., Ertugrul, N., Ding, B., Negnevitsky, M., & Soong, W. L. (2023). Analysis of Wave Energy Conversion for Optimal Generator Sizing and Hybrid System Integration. IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, 1-12.
2022 Gao, Q., Khan, S. S., Sergiienko, N., Ertugrul, N., Hemer, M., Negnevitsky, M., & Ding, B. (2022). Assessment of wind and wave power characteristic and potential for hybrid exploration in Australia. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 168, 15 pages.
DOI Scopus14 WoS10
2022 Gao, Q., Ding, B., Ertugrul, N., & Li, Y. (2022). Impacts of mechanical energy storage on power generation in wave energy converters for future integration with offshore wind turbine. Ocean Engineering, 261, 1-12.
DOI Scopus16 WoS9
Year Citation 2023 Gao, Q., Ding, B., & Ertugrul, N. (2023). Techno-economic assessment of developing combined offshore wind and wave energy in australia. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering - OMAE Vol. 10. American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
2022 Gao, Q., Ertugrul, N., & Ding, B. (2022). Method and Analysis of Short-term Intermittency in Hybrid Wind and Wave Power Unit. In Proceedings of 32nd Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference (AUPEC) (pp. 6 pages). Online: IEEE.
2021 Gao, Q., Ertugrul, N., & Ding, B. (2021). Analysis of Wave Energy Converters and Impacts of Mechanical Energy Storage on Power Characteristic and System Efficiency. In 2021 31st Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference (AUPEC) (pp. 1-6). virtual online: IEEE.
DOI Scopus4 WoS3
2020 Gao, Q., Demoulin, M., Wang, H., Riaz, S., & Mancarella, P. (2020). Flexibility Characterisation from Thermal Inertia of Buildings at City Level: A Bottom-up Approach. In UPEC 2020 - 2020 55th International Universities Power Engineering Conference, Proceedings (pp. 1-6). Turin, Italy: IEEE.
DOI Scopus3 WoS2
2020 Gao, Q., Ertugrul, N., Ding, B., & Negnevitsky, M. (2020). Offshore Wind, Wave and Integrated Energy Conversion Systems: A Review and Future. In 2020 Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference, AUPEC 2020 - Proceedings (pp. 1-6). online: IEEE.
Adelaide International Scholarship
Blue Energy Collaborative Scholarships
Frank Perry Travelling Scholarship
ASME Outreach Scholarship
Electricity Market and Power System Operation
Distributed Generation Technology
Date Role Committee Institution Country 2022 - ongoing Board Member Global Outreach Coordinator The International Network on Offshore Renewable Energy United Kingdom 2022 - 2022 Treasurer 32nd Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference The University of Adelaide Australia
Date Role Membership Country 2020 - ongoing Member IEEE United States
Date Title Engagement Type Institution Country 2023 - ongoing Industry ambassadors Public Community Engagement Australian Academy of Technological Sciences & Engineering Australia
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