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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 Towards a Flexible and Resilient Power Grid with Distributed Energy Resources Mohy-ud-din, Ghulam
    Doctor of Philosophy Mitigation of Power Quality Problems in Future Grids Islam, Md Minarul
    Doctor of Philosophy Control and Protection of Renewable Energy based Micro-grids Yousaf, Muhammad
    Doctor of Philosophy Integration of Oceanic Wave Energy Conversion Systems to Power Grids Rasool, Safdar
    Doctor of Philosophy Advanced Power Converter Development to Improve Fuel Cell System Performance Makineni, Rammohan Rao
    Doctor of Philosophy Design and Analysis of High Power Density Multi-Port Converters for Smart Solid State Transformer (S3T) Applications Mohseni Dash Agholi, Parham
    Doctor of Philosophy Smart Solid-State Transformer for Integration of Energy Resources to Power Grids. Mandal, Anand
    Doctor of Philosophy Transactive Energy Framework Development for Smart City to Improve the Welfare of Societies Moazzen, Farid

Selected Publications