Qiang Gao

Dr Qiang Gao

Research Fellow

School of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering

Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology

Dr Qiang (Dan) Gao is a sustainable energy specialist with an electrical power engineering background. He has a breadth of extensive experience and expertise in offshore renewable (offshore wind and wave) energy and grid integration, specifically in energy assessment, energy systems development, storage system modelling and power system operation. He is highly skilled in renewable energy system design, feasibility and optimization analysis, techno-economic assessment and energy markets.

Dan is a research fellow at the Australia-China Joint Research Centre of Offshore Wind and Wave Energy Harnessing at the University of Adelaide. He also works as a senior technical consultant at Aurecon Group. 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;


  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2024 Gao, Q., Ertugrul, N., Ding, B., Negnevitsky, M., & Soong, W. L. (2024). Analysis of Wave Energy Conversion for Optimal Generator Sizing and Hybrid System Integration. IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, 15(1), 609-620.
    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, 15 pages.
    DOI Scopus1 WoS1
    2024 Gao, Q., Bechlenberg, A., Jayawardhana, B., Ertugrul, N., Vakis, A. I., & Ding, B. (2024). Techno-economic assessment of offshore wind and hybrid wind–wave farms with energy storage systems. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 192, 12 pages.
    DOI Scopus3
    2023 Gao, Q., Yuan, R., Ertugrul, N., Ding, B., Hayward, J., & Li, Y. (2023). Analysis of Energy Variability and Costs for Offshore Wind and Hybrid Power Unit with Equivalent Energy Storage System. Applied Energy, 342, 1-17.
    DOI Scopus7 WoS2
    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 Scopus25 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 Scopus23 WoS9
  • Conference Papers

    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.
    DOI Scopus2
    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 Scopus5 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 Scopus4 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.
    Scopus21 WoS5

Adelaide International Scholarship

Blue Energy Collaborative Scholarships

Frank Perry Travelling Scholarship

ASME Outreach Scholarship

Electricity Market and Power System Operation

Distributed Generation Technology

Electronic Circuits

  • Position: Research Fellow
  • Phone: 83133859
  • Email: qiang.gao@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Ingkarni Wardli, floor Level Three
  • Room: 3.59
  • Org Unit: School of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering

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