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.