EPECentre welcomes new Director

26 May 2022

The Electric Power Engineering Centre is pleased to welcome Dr Hamish Avery as their new director.

  • Hamish Avery

Hamish has been Acting Director of the EPECentre since March 2022.  He was previously a Senior Research Engineer at the research centre.

Hamish is a strong proponent of transdisciplinary research and values discovering new ways of solving problems by linking seemingly disparate disciplines and systems to achieve outcomes that have real-world impacts.

Prior to joining EPECentre he was the Chief Technology Officer at Canterbury Seismic Instruments Limited, where he specialised in developing earthquake effects management systems. Dr Avery is a graduate of the University of Canterbury, holding a PhD in Civil Engineering (based at Uppsala University), preceded by a BE(Hons) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering and a BSc in Physics.

“I am very pleased to receive the Director role at EPECentre and to have such a capable team beside me.  Aside from its leading role in the electrical power research sector, I believe EPECentre’s strong relationships across industry and the broad UC landscape are particularly relevant at this time where we need bring a diversity of skills together to find transition pathways into tomorrow’s low-emissions future.” 

See Hamish's research profile to learn more and connect.

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