Dr Francis Clark

Francis' key area is electricity system evolution, including in particular the integration of solar-PV into existing networks.

Areas of interest and engagement include:

  • Renewable Energy Integration
  • Cold Thermal Storage
  • Economic and social aspects to NT meeting '20% by 2020' renewable electricity
  • Demand Side Participation
  • Solar-Diesel Systems
  • Small Solar (e.g. for lighting and USB charging) 


Having read physics and maths, Francis did his PhD in computational biology within the mathematics department at the University of Queensland (1998-2002), and went on to work in the fields of genomics, ecological modelling and renewable energy. He has particular experience in computation and modelling.

Outside academia Francis has worked a technical role in mining exploration, as a scribe, and in a variety of everyday roles. Away from work I'm generally found in the yard up to my elbows in cutters, grinders, welders, routers, resin and boat parts. I love a good adventure; by road, boat, foot or otherwise.

My role at CDU is part time.


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