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Cook, Christopher David. Prof

Faculty Member

  • Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences
  • Engineering and Information Sciences Office
  • Advanced Manufacturing Technologies
  • Australian Power Quality and Reliability Centre
  • Welding Engineering Research Group

Overview


Chris has worked for Marconi Avionics in the UK as a project engineer designing aerospace computing systems after receiving his PhD in 1976, and later with GEC Australia as the Technical Manager of their Automation and Control division, where he set up a group which designed and installed robot controlled automation systems for manufacturing applications. 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 on the role of Executive Dean of Engineering. With the merger of the Faculty of Engineering and the Faculty of Informatics in 2013, he became Executive Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences (EIS) until retirement in 2017 . His research interests are in industrial automation, robotics and power engineering; he supervises many different research projects in these areas which are funded by industry and government, and is fortunate to be supervising several talented PhD students involved in this research.

Research Overview


  • Research interests are:

    - industrial automation
    - robotics and power engineering 

    Chris supervises many different research projects in these areas which are funded by industry and government, and is fortunate to be supervising several talented PhD students involved in this research.

Selected Publications


Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Master of Philosophy Linear Induction Machines Rusli, Mochammad

Research Overview


  • Research interests are:

    - industrial automation
    - robotics and power engineering 

    Chris supervises many different research projects in these areas which are funded by industry and government, and is fortunate to be supervising several talented PhD students involved in this research.

Selected Publications


Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Master of Philosophy Linear Induction Machines Rusli, Mochammad
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