A/Pr Andreas Helwig


A/Pr Andreas Helwig
NameA/Pr Andreas Helwig
Email Addressandreas.helwig@unisq.edu.au
Job TitleAssociate Professor (Electro-Mechanical Engineering)
QualificationsBEng USQ
DepartmentSchool of Engineering
AffiliationsCentre for Future Materials
Institute for Advanced Engineering and Space Sciences
ORCIDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-1090-5706
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Biography

Alumni UniSQ 1978; Qld Rail 1974-1996 Engineering Cadet career developed into specialist engineer for applied research in carbon brushes/battery technology/electrical insulation systems/traction application bearing, remanufacturing maintenance/overhaul philosophy; and new traction vehicle drive system specification as Electrical Engineering Rollingstock Maintenance; Type Test Engineer Witness for Queensland Tilt-train in Hitachi City Japan; 1997-2011 Director/Senior Engineer/Industry Engineering trainer running I H S & Helwig Engineering Consultants in rail/mining traction technology; 2013 UniSQ Lecturer Electro-Mechanical Engineering to AProf. Position 2022. UniSQ researcher in renewable energy, sustainable energy storage; sintering technology; axial flux/conventional electrical machines, resource recovery and circular economy techno-economic-impact business modelling.

Employment

PositionOrganisationFromTo
AProf Electro-Mechanical EngineeringUniSQ School of Engineering2013

Expertise

Materials engineering, electrical insulation, maintenance/reliability engineering, techno-economic-impact modelling, electrical machines

Teaching

Professional Practice course and Master's Level Capstone Research Project course.

Fields of Research

  • 400803. Electrical energy generation (incl. renewables, excl. photovoltaics)

Professional Membership

Professional MembershipYear
Engineers Australia FIEAust CPEng ExecEng & RPEQ
BEng
USQ
1979

Current Supervisions

Research TitleSupervisor TypeLevel of StudyCommenced
Battery/Supercapacitor Energy Storage System fatigue investigation when supplying PWM inverter for grid Ancillary ServicesAssociate SupervisorDoctoral2022
The effects of the increase in inverter-based resources on network fault protectionAssociate SupervisorDoctoral2020

Circular economy barriers in Australia: How to translate theory into practice?

Feldman, Jessica, Seligmann, Hannah, King, Sarah, Flynn, Matthew, Shelley, Tristan, Helwig, Andreas and Burey, Paulomi (Polly). 2024. "Circular economy barriers in Australia: How to translate theory into practice?" Sustainable Production and Consumption. 45, pp. 582-597. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.spc.2024.02.001

Construction and Deconstruction: Materials and substances from 'waste'

Burey, Paulomi, Feldman, Jessica, Seligmann, Hannah, Song, Eric, Flynn, Matthew, Helwig, Andreas, Gharineiat, Zahra, Seneviratne, Dinuki, Whiteside, Eliza, Shelley, Tristan, Priesler, Nils, Manalo, Allan, Mirzaghorbanali, Ali, Nourizadeh, Hadi, Roberts, Michae, Nicol, Rose, Redmond, Petrea, Lynch, Mark, Dearnaley, John, ..., Germon, Geoff. 2023. "Construction and Deconstruction: Materials and substances from 'waste'." Chemistry in Australia. (June-August 2023), pp. 16-21.

Analysis of Grid-connected Solar PV System Operation based on Energy Router Concept

Haidar, Ahmed M. A., Ramli, Fatihah and Helwig, Andreas. 2022. "Analysis of Grid-connected Solar PV System Operation based on Energy Router Concept." 2022 7th IEEE Workshop on the Electronic Grid (eGRID). Auchland, New Zealand 29 Nov - 02 Dec 2022 New Zealand. IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers). https://doi.org/10.1109/eGRID57376.2022.9990021

Anthocyanin retention in Queen Garnet plums during processing and bottling

Pahl, Jessica, Burey, Polly, Lynch, Mark, Helwig, Andreas and Gharineiat, Zahra. 2022. Anthocyanin retention in Queen Garnet plums during processing and bottling. Australia. Fight Food Waste Cooperative Research Centre.

Sustainable Food Systems

Burey, Paulomi (Polly), Panchal, S.K. and Helwig, Andreas. 2022. "Sustainable Food Systems." Juliano, Pablo, Buckow, Roman, Nguyen, Minh H., Knoerzer, Kai and Sellahewa, Jay (ed.) Food Engineering Innovations Across the Food Supply Chain. United Kingdom. Academic Press. pp. 15-46

Undergraduate and graduate engineering and built environment project conference 2021: book of abstracts - Toowoomba, Australia, 20-24 September 2021

Helwig, Andreas and Menezes De Oliveira, Marilia (ed.) 2021. Undergraduate and graduate engineering and built environment project conference 2021: book of abstracts - Toowoomba, Australia, 20-24 September 2021. Toowoomba, Australia. University of Southern Queensland.

Sustainable food systems: how to SEE sustainability into the future

Burey, Polly, Panchal, Sunil and Helwig, Andreas. 2021. "Sustainable food systems: how to SEE sustainability into the future." Food Australia. 73 (2), pp. 30-31.

Sustainable energy planning for cost minimization of autonomous hybrid microgrid using combined multi-objective optimization algorithm

Haidar, Ahmed M.A., Fakhar, Adila and Helwig, Andreas. 2020. "Sustainable energy planning for cost minimization of autonomous hybrid microgrid using combined multi-objective optimization algorithm." Sustainable Cities and Society. 62. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scs.2020.102391

Shear strength properties of artificial rock joints

Zohaib, Muhammad, Mirzaghorbanali, Ali, Helwig, Andreas, Aziz, Naj, Gregor, Peter, Rastegarmanesh, Ashkan and McDougall, Kevin. 2020. "Shear strength properties of artificial rock joints." Aziz, Naj and Kininmonth, Bob (ed.) 2020 Coal Operators' Conference. Wollongong, Australia 18 - 20 Feb 2019 Wollongong, Australia.

Food excess and by-product processing ‘ecosystem’ mode

Burey, Paulomi, Panchal, Sunil and Helwig, Andreas. 2019. "Food excess and by-product processing ‘ecosystem’ mode." 13th International Congress on Engineering and Food (ICEF13). Melbourne, Australia 23 - 26 Sep 2019

Reflect, Review, Note, Act and Test: E-Portfolio for Engineering Students

Helwig, Andreas, Simmons, Shane and Goh, Steven. 2019. "Reflect, Review, Note, Act and Test: E-Portfolio for Engineering Students." 30th Annual Conference of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education (AAEE2019). Brisbane, Australia 08 - 11 Dec 2019 Barton, Australia.

Daniell cell investigation for energy storage

Parikipandla, Bharath, Helwig, Andreas, Byrne, Terry, Holmes, Graham and Ahfock, Tony. 2018. "Daniell cell investigation for energy storage." 2017 Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference (AUPEC 2017) . Melbourne, Australia 19 - 22 Nov 2017 New York, United States. https://doi.org/10.1109/AUPEC.2017.8282396

Modeling of multi-junction solar cells for maximum power point tracking to improve the conversion efficiency

Wang, Zhe, Das, Narottam, Helwig, Andreas and Ahfock, Tony. 2018. "Modeling of multi-junction solar cells for maximum power point tracking to improve the conversion efficiency." 2017 Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference (AUPEC 2017) . Melbourne, Australia 19 - 22 Nov 2017 New York, United States. https://doi.org/10.1109/AUPEC.2017.8282402

Impact of incident light angle on the conversion efficiency of nano-structured GaAs solar cells

Sharma, Manish, Das, Narottam, Helwig, Andreas and Ahfock, Tony. 2018. "Impact of incident light angle on the conversion efficiency of nano-structured GaAs solar cells ." 2017 Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference (AUPEC 2017) . Melbourne, Australia 19 - 22 Nov 2017 New York, United States. https://doi.org/10.1109/AUPEC.2017.8282411

Axial flux PM coreless stator machine development for low speed wind generator

Kaliyev, Vladislav, Helwig, Andreas and Ahfock, Tony. 2018. "Axial flux PM coreless stator machine development for low speed wind generator." 2017 Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference (AUPEC 2017) . Melbourne, Australia 19 - 22 Nov 2017 United States. https://doi.org/10.1109/AUPEC.2017.8282397

Developing Feedback to Control an Intelligent Battery Charger for Wet Batteries

Helwig, Sahay and Sahay, Akshay. 2018. "Developing Feedback to Control an Intelligent Battery Charger for Wet Batteries." 2018 Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference (AUPEC 2018). Auckland, New Zealand 27 - 30 Nov 2018 Piscataway, United States. https://doi.org/10.1109/AUPEC.2018.8757891

Will Pumped-Hydro Energy Storage Business Models Work for Peak Shaving Use?

Helwig, Andreas and Sahay, Akshay. 2018. "Will Pumped-Hydro Energy Storage Business Models Work for Peak Shaving Use?" 2018 Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference (AUPEC 2018). Auckland, New Zealand 27 - 30 Nov 2018 Piscataway, United States. https://doi.org/10.1109/AUPEC.2018.8757879

Nano-structured GaAs Solar Cell Design, Simulation and Analysis for Conversion Efficiency Improvement

Tan, Shiyao, Das, Narottam, Helwig, Andreas and Islam, Syed. 2018. "Nano-structured GaAs Solar Cell Design, Simulation and Analysis for Conversion Efficiency Improvement." 2018 Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference (AUPEC 2018). Auckland, New Zealand 27 - 30 Nov 2018 Piscataway, United States. https://doi.org/10.1109/AUPEC.2018.8757873

Park your solar: Australia's largest solar car park

Helwig, Andreas, Logan, Alicia and Tranter, Mark. 2018. "Park your solar: Australia's largest solar car park." ReNew: Alternative Technology Association (National Magazine). January-March (142), pp. 56-58.

Possibilities for minimising sulphur hexafluoride use for HV switchgear asset renewal: an Australian case study

Marland, Michael and Helwig, Andreas. 2016. "Possibilities for minimising sulphur hexafluoride use for HV switchgear asset renewal: an Australian case study ." 26th Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference (AUPEC 2016). Brisbane, Australia 25 - 28 Sep 2016 Brisbane, Australia. https://doi.org/10.1109/AUPEC.2016.7749290

Energy management and automated analytics for reduction of energy consumption

Santarossa, Matthew, Das, Narottam, Helwig, Andreas and Ahfock, Tony. 2016. "Energy management and automated analytics for reduction of energy consumption." Saha, Tapan (ed.) 26th Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference (AUPEC 2016). Brisbane, Australia 25 - 28 Sep 2016 Brisbane, Australia. https://doi.org/10.1109/AUPEC.2016.7749315

SFRA transformer reliability engineering modelling for undergraduates

Kaur, Amrit Pal, Helwig, Andreas and Das, Narottam. 2016. "SFRA transformer reliability engineering modelling for undergraduates." Saha, Tapan (ed.) 26th Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference (AUPEC 2016). Brisbane, Australia 25 - 28 Sep 2016 Brisbane, Australia. https://doi.org/10.1109/AUPEC.2016.7749313

Applied Research in Energy Storage

Helwig, Andreas. 2016. "Applied Research in Energy Storage ." Jayaweera, Dilan (ed.) Smart power systems and renewable energy system integration. Switzerland. Springer. pp. 179-200

Single Wire Earth Return (SWER) system voltage support using four quadrant DSTATCOM

Mirazimiabarghouei, Seyed Javad, Ahfock, Tony and Helwig, Andreas. 2016. "Single Wire Earth Return (SWER) system voltage support using four quadrant DSTATCOM." 6th IEEE International Conference on Power and Energy (PECon 2016): Empowering Technologies for Future Energy Sustainability. Melaka, Malaysia 28 - 29 Nov 2016 Malaysia. https://doi.org/10.1109/PECON.2016.7951564

Placement of Distribution STATic COMpensator (DSTATCOM) as voltage support equipment in Single Wire Earth Return (SWER) system

Mirazimiabarghouei, Seyed Javad, Ahfock, Tony and Helwig, Andreas. 2016. "Placement of Distribution STATic COMpensator (DSTATCOM) as voltage support equipment in Single Wire Earth Return (SWER) system." 6th IEEE International Conference on Power and Energy (PECon 2016): Empowering Technologies for Future Energy Sustainability. Melaka, Malaysia 28 - 29 Nov 2016 https://doi.org/10.1109/PECON.2016.7951468

A case study: is energy storage affordable for further Australian sustainable energy development?

Helwig, Andreas and Ahfock, Tony. 2015. "A case study: is energy storage affordable for further Australian sustainable energy development?" 25th Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference 2015: Challenges for Future Grids (AUPEC 2015). Wollongong, Australia 27 - 30 Sep 2015 Wollongong, NSW, Australia. https://doi.org/10.1109/AUPEC.2015.7324821

An overview of project Madagascar's tri-lingual education project development: 2005-2014

Helwig, Andreas, Ravoniharimanana, Masinavolana Lalaina and Andrianosoloniaina, Manitra J. Benjamin. 2014. "An overview of project Madagascar's tri-lingual education project development: 2005-2014." International Journal of Pedagogies and Learning. 9 (3), pp. 327-338.

Extending SWER line capacity

Helwig, Andreas and Ahfock, Tony. 2013. "Extending SWER line capacity." 23rd Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference (AUPEC 2013). Hobart, Australia 29 Sep - 03 Oct 2013 Piscataway, NJ. United States. https://doi.org/10.1109/AUPEC.2013.6725427

Long-life nickel iron battery functionality/cost comparison for peak demand SWER network voltage support application

Helwig, Andreas and Ahfock, Tony. 2013. "Long-life nickel iron battery functionality/cost comparison for peak demand SWER network voltage support application." 23rd Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference (AUPEC 2013). Hobart, Australia 29 Sep - 03 Oct 2013 Piscataway, NJ. United States. https://doi.org/10.1109/AUPEC.2013.6725377

Sizing nickel iron batteries for RAPS systems

Helwig, A. and Ahfock, A.. 2011. "Sizing nickel iron batteries for RAPS systems." 2011 IET Renewable Power Generation Conference (RPG 2011) . Edinburgh, United Kingdom 06 - 08 Sep 2011 Stevenage, Herts. United Kingdom. https://doi.org/10.1049/cp.2011.0148

Ultra-capacitor assisted battery storage for remote area power supplies: a case study

Helwig, Andreas and Ahfock, Tony L.. 2009. "Ultra-capacitor assisted battery storage for remote area power supplies: a case study." Ertugrul, Nesimi (ed.) AUPEC 2009: Sustainable Energy Technologies and Systems. Adelaide, Australia 27 - 30 Sep 2009 Adelaide, Australia.

History and development of non-intrusive electrical testing and assessment of DC traction motor armature condition and reliability during overhaul

Helwig, A.. 1995. "History and development of non-intrusive electrical testing and assessment of DC traction motor armature condition and reliability during overhaul." IEE Machines and Drives Conference: Electrical Machines and Drives (1995). Durham, United Kingdom 01 - 13 Sep 1995 Durham, U.K..