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Soetanto, Darmawan Professor


  • Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences
  • School of Electrical, Computer and Telecommunications Engineering
  • Advanced Manufacturing Technologies
  • Australian Power Quality and Reliability Centre


Danny Sutanto received his B.Eng. and Ph.D. from the University of Western Australia in 1978 and 1981 respectively

Following his graduation he joined GEC Projects, Australia as a Power System Analyst. In 1982 he joined the School of Electrical Engineering at the University of New South Wales. In 1996 he joined the Hong Kong Polytechnic University as a Professor in Electrical Engineering. In 2006, he joined the School of Electrical, Computer and Telecommunications Engineering at the University of Wollongong as the Professor of Power Engineering.

His main areas of research are power system analysis, power system economics, voltage stability, harmonics, power electronics and computer aided education. He has published numerous papers in the areas of electromagnetic transient analysis, power system analysis, voltage instability, design of harmonic filters, FACTS, Battery Energy Storage Systems, computer aided teaching systems, power system expansion planning, electrical machines and power electronics, in total over 170 papers.

He was awarded the N. Svennson's Award for Teaching Excellence in the Faculty of Engineering in 1994. In 2000, he was awarded the HK Polytechnic University President's Award for Outstanding Performance in Teaching. He has extensive consultancy experience both in Australia and Hong Kong covering areas such as power system planning, fault analysis and harmonic filter design. While at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, he received grants from the RGC, Learning and Teaching Development Committee (LTDC), British Council, various research studentship and grants from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University totalling more than HK$15 million. He was appointed as the Regional Representative of the Power Engineering Society of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Electronic) for Region 10, Asia -Pacific from 2001-2004. He has been invited to be the members of International Advisory Board for several international conferences. He is also a member of the International Editorial Advisory panel of the International Journal "Electric Power Systems Research".

Selected Publications


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Operation and Control Strategies for Offshore Wave and Wind Energy Conversion Systems Rasool, Safdar
    Doctor of Philosophy Advanced Power Converter Development to Improve Fuel Cell System Performance Makineni, Rammohan Rao
    Doctor of Philosophy Smart Solid-State Transformer for Integration of Energy Resources to Power Grids. Mandal, Anand
    Doctor of Philosophy AI-based control to improve the energy efficiency of water pumping systems Faisal, Mohammad
    Doctor of Philosophy Advanced Power Converters for future Power Grid Applications Bikdeli Mazlaghani, Efaf
    Doctor of Philosophy Design and Control of Solid-State Transformer for Renewable Rich Power Grid Hossain, Md Sanwar
    Doctor of Philosophy Design and Optimization of Advanced Magnetic Material Based High Frequency Magnetic Links for Emerging Power Converter Applications Kiran, Mahbubur Rahman
    Doctor of Philosophy Design and Control of a Fully Modular Power Converter for Grid Connection of Modern Renewable Energy Conversion Systems Taha, Mohamed Khalid Ratib
    Doctor of Philosophy Integrated Volt-VAr Optimization in Active Distribution Networks Yaghooti, Abdolazim
    Doctor of Philosophy Operation and control of Future Grids with Distributed Energy Resources and Active Network Devices Yari, Siavash

Selected Publications