Prof. John Fletcher
John Fletcher is Professor of Energy Systems and Director of the Digital Grid Futures Institute at UNSW Sydney. He specialises in power electronics, electrical machine drives, and electric propulsion.
John leads industry-focused research through UNSW’s power conversion ecosystem, The Electrifying Lab. The lab brings together more than 50 interdisciplinary investigators to translate ground-breaking research in renewable energy generation, energy storage, grid resilience and stability, industrial machines and processes, electric vehicles, and drones.
Under his leadership, the Lab has produced 25 high potential innovations, including software, hardware and algorithms spanning the full spectrum of technology readiness.
In his previous role as Director of Scotland’s Technology Translation Network, John built a national network of researchers focused on supporting SMEs in their research and development efforts. In Australia, he has worked with more than 20 SMEs and large industry partners including AGL, AEMO, Schneider, Edify Energy, and Sun Cable.