Professor Paul Cooper is the Director of the University of Wollongong’s Sustainable Buildings Research Centre (SBRC). Paul has been involved in research on a wide variety of topics in energy systems, energy efficiency and fluid mechanics over the past twenty five years.
He holds a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering, a Masters in Science and Technology Studies and a PhD in Heat Transfer, all from Imperial College London. Prior to joining UOW Paul was a research fellow in the Research in Building group at the University of Westminster. His research interests over the years have included the development of large solar heating schemes for municipal housing in London; modelling of energy and ventilation systems in buildings and renewable energy systems, including small scale wind and ocean wave energy. Paul was the Head of the School of Mechanical, Materials and Mechatronic Engineering at UOW until July 2010, when he took up his present appointment as Director of the SBRC.