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Professor, UNSW Lead, Australian Centre of Advanced Photovoltaics, UNSW Sydney

Professor Renate Egan leads the UNSW activity in the Australian Centre for Advanced Photovoltaics, the national centre for photovoltaics research led by UNSW with the objective to work together on the next generation of photovoltaics. She is also Deputy Head of School (Engagement) in the School of Solar PV and Renewable Energy Engineering at UNSW, and Interim CEO of the UNSW Energy Institute.

Renate joined UNSW in 2014 after a 20 year career in industry where she led manufacturing and technology development in Australia, Germany and China and is a leading authority on manufacturing costing and technology transfer. Renate is also co-founder of five successful start ups including Solar Analytics Pty Ltd.


  • –present
    Professor, Director (nominate) Australian Centre of Advanced Photovoltaics, UNSW Sydney


  • 1992 
    Macquarie University, PhD