Department of Infrastructure Engineering at the University of Melbourne, Australia
Heat pump: An enabling technology in the future low carbon energy systems?
Prof. Aye has established an internationally recognised research cluster, Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Group in 2008 at the University. He has been the leader of the group since then. Prof. Aye has more than 40 years of engineering experience in university teaching, research, development, demonstration and commercialisation of low-carbon technologies. His research areas include heating, ventilation, air-conditioning and refrigeration systems, waste to resources, and complex systems modelling. Prof. Aye applies phenomenological modelling and simulation approaches for optimising energy systems. He utilises computational and participatory approaches for modelling socio-ecological systems under deep uncertainty. These models have been applied for identifying the effects of policy interventions and making robust decision. Prof. Aye has been recognized as a leading expert in modelling, simulation, optimisation and forecasting of complex systems behaviours. He has authored and co-authored more than 250 peer reviewed scientific publications. Prof. Aye has been a chief investigator in many Australian Research Council (ARC) and Industry grants.