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Senior Professor and Director of the Sustainable Buildings Research Centre (SBRC), University of Wollongong

Professor Paul Cooper is the founding Director of the University of Wollongong (UOW) Sustainable Buildings Research Centre (SBRC). Paul has been involved in research on a wide variety of topics in sustainable buildings, energy systems, energy efficiency, renewable energy and fluid mechanics over the past thirty five years.

Paul was the Head of the School of Mechanical, Materials and Mechatronic Engineering at the University of Wollongong prior to taking up his present appointment as the Founding Director of the UOW Sustainable Buildings Research Centre.

Paul was also the Faculty Advisor and the lead academic on the winning Team UOW Solar Decathlon China 2013 campaign. This project culminated in Team UOW winning the competition with the highest number of points scored by any team in the history of all the Solar Decathlon competitions around the world.


  • 2010–2018
    Director, Sustainable Buildings Research Centre (SBRC)
  • 2008–2010
    Head, School of Mechanical, Materials, and Mechatronic Engineering