Dr. Edward Halawa joined the Centre for Renewable Energy (CRE) within the Research Institute for the Livelihoods and Environments (RIEL) as a Senior Research Fellow in July 2012. Previously he was with Mechanical Engineering Department - Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS - as Senior Lecturer. Prior to that, he was with the Sustainable Energy Centre – Barbara Hardy Institute, University of South Australia as a postdoctoral researcher. He was recipient of UNDP Fellowship in Renewable Energy and the UniSA President’s scholarship for his PhD research.
Dr. Halawa has more than 20 years’ combined experience in the fields of energy systems analysis, renewable energy, thermal energy storage and thermal comfort as researcher, lecturer and consultant. His recent research topics included a critical overview of adaptive approach to thermal comfort, intelligent grid in the new housing development, improvement of temperature setting for AccuRate building energy rating software.
Doctor of Philosophy, Mechanical Engineering, University of South Australia, Mawson Lakes, Australia, 2006. Research Title: Thermal Performance Analysis of a Roof Integrated Solar Heating System Incorporating Phase Change Thermal Storage, Supervisors: Prof. Wasim Saman and Dr. Frank Bruno.
Master of Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, University of South Australia,Mawson Lakes, Australia, 1995. Research Title: Operative Temperature - Measurement and Control. Supervisors: Prof. Wasim Saman, Dr. Chris J. Marquand, Prof. RE Luxton.
Sarjana (B.Eng), Mechanical Engineering, University of Sumatera Utara, Medan, Indonesia, 1984.
Member, Australian Solar Energy Society (AuSES)
Member, Australian Institute of Energy (AIE)
Member, International Solar Energy Society (ISES)
Member, International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA)
Energy Systems Analyses, Energy Sustainability in Buildings, Renewable Energy, Thermal Comfort, Thermal Energy Storage.
Research topics are available to potential students who are considering doing research at Masters / PhD level. The Charles Darwin University's Centre for Renewable Energy offers highly competitive scholarships for potential candidates keen to carry out research on Renewable Energy.
Self-funded candidates or those who are considering applying for scholarships from elsewhere are encouraged to discuss the potential research topics. See also Publications Section on this page. Enquiry can be sent through: Edward.Halawa@cdu.edu.au.
The Centre for Renewable Energy is currently inviting Australian and international applicants to apply for PhD Scholarship in Energy Efficiencies and Best Practice Urban Design in the Top End. Further information can be accessed through CRE homepage. -> The application is now closed.