Independent Non-Executive Director
Professor Darren Bagnall is a Professor in Electronic and Electrical Engineering in the School of Engineering and Director of the Sustainable Energy Research Centre at Macquarie University. His previous role include: Dean of Engineering (Macquarie University), Head of the School of Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering (UNSW), and Chair of the UK Solar Energy Society.
Darren has vast experience in managing large teams of academic researchers and educators working across many engineering disciplines including Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering and Engineering Management, and is engaged in a broad swath of Engineering concerns including the SmartCrete Cooperative Research Centre (CRC), SmartSat CRC and Blue Economy CRC.
As Director of Macquarie University’s Sustainable Energy Research Centre (MQSERC), Professor Bagnall maintains his long-standing research interest in solar energy and photovoltaic devices. Professor Bagnall has produce over 150 Journal Papers including work that describes photonic advances in solar cell technologies and a series of papers on power-optimisation topologies for solar array design. He is co-author on a number of patents that aim to improve and maintain the efficiency of solar cells.
Professor Bagnall holds a degree in Electronic Engineering (Salford, 1989) and PhD in Photovoltaics (Salford, 1995). He is a member of the Institute of Physics and the Institute of Engineering and technology (IET).