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Mr Andreas Helwig

Mr Andreas Helwig
Name Andreas Helwig
Position Senior Lecturer (Electro-Mechanical Engineering)
Section School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering
Office Z447
Location Toowoomba Campus
Phone +61 7 4631 1903
Extension 1903
Email
Qualifications BEng USQ
Homepage https://www.linkedin.com/in/andreas-helwig-a42337b1/
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Oct 2021 - Associate Professor Electro-Mechanical Engineering; 2021 - current: Discipline Leader Professional Practice (USQ HES SoCES and SoMEE); Dec 2020 - Faculty of Health Engineering and Sciences LT&SS citation award; Mid 2019-2020: Discipline Leader Electrical Engineering (USQ HES SoMEE); 2017 to present: Senior Lecturer Electro-Mechanical Engineering (USQ HES SoMEE); 2015-mid 2019: Engineering Practice Leader; 2014 - 2019: Engineering Practice Leader (USQ HES SoCES & SoMEE); 2014 - 2017: Lecturer Electro-Mechanical Engineering (USQ HES SoMEE); 2011 - 2013: Part-time Academic for USQ Faculty of Engineering and Surveying; 2004 - present: Financial Controller and C.O.O. Project Madagascar International Educational Aid and Development Program (and former C.E.O.); 1999 - 2008: Member, then Secretary, then Chair of Yukana Retirement Village Business Management Committee; 1996 - current: Director and Principal Engineer of I H S & Helwig Engineering Consultants Pty Ltd; 1989 - 1996: Electrical Engineer Rollingstock Maintenance: Queensland Rail Workshops Group and Corporate Services Rollingstock Engineering Group; 1979 - 1988: Professional Electrical Engineer for Queensland Rail; 1974 - 1979: Queensland Rail Engineering Cadet


Fields of Research (FoR)

  • Power and Energy Systems Engineering (excl. Renewable Power) ( 090607 )
  • Engineering ( 090000 )
  • Renewable Power and Energy Systems Engineering (excl. Solar Cells) ( 090608 )
  • Electrical Energy Generation (incl. Renewables ( 400803 )
  • Other Engineering ( 409900 )
  • Electrical Engineering ( 400800 )

Research interests
Sustainable Energy Systems and modelling/optimisation
Energy Storage development and modelling
Sintered and hybrid sintered MMC materials
Food Waste Resource Recover Valorisation (member of USQ RPT group)
Industrial No-Waste Transformation (Member of RPT)
Waste Plastic Valorisation
Engineering systems for black soldier fly, silkworms and bees insect production outcomes.
Axial Flux Electrical Machines
Railway traction engineering
Electrical insulation system development
Industrial carbon / biochar / pyrolysis / hydro pyrolysis
Reliability Engineering
Multi-lingual education
Professional engineering practice

Professional memberships
Engineers Australia
- FIEAUST, Exec.Eng.
- CPEng (Areas of Practice: Leaders & Management; Electrical Engineering)
- APAC Eng (Areas of Practice: Leaders & Management; Electrical Engineering)
Registered Professional Engineer Queensland (Electrical Engineering)

Industry affiliations
Member of Engineers Australia National Articulation Committee
USQ Institute of Advanced Engineering and Space Sciences
USQ Centre for Future Materials

USQ Research affiliations

  • Centre for Future Materials (CFM)
  • Institute for Advanced Engineering and Space Sciences (IAESS)

Currently teaching courses/programs
ENG8300 Self-assessment Portfolio (MEPR Program) Examiner and Facilitator
ENG8311 Workplace Portfolio (MEPR) Moderator and Course Developer
ENG8308 Industry Project (MEPR) Examiner and Project Supervisor for > 100 applied industrial research project
ENG8411/12 Masters Research Projects A & B, Project Supervisor
ENG4111/12 Honours Research Project A & B, Project Supervisor
ENG4903 Professional Practice 2 Examiner
ENG3902 Professional Practice 1 Examiner
ELE3904 Electrical Practice D (former examiner) Moderator
ENG2111 Associate Engineer Design Project (Moderator and Electrical Projects Development)
ENG3300 Industry Experience Evaluation Portfolio

Teaching experience(Tertiary)
8 Years

Teaching experience(Other)
25 Years

Administrative responsibilities
Discipline Leader Engineering Practices (SoMEE and SoCES)
Member of MENS Steering Committee for program redevelopment
Member of Schools of Engineering Engineers Australia 2019 Program Accreditation Committee
Former Discipline Leader Electrical Engineering (mid 2019-2020)
SoMEE SEC Member
Former Engineering Practice Leader (2015 - mid 2019)
Former SoMEE SEAG Committee Member
Engineers Australia National Articulation Committee Member

Research most recent
Haidar, Ahmed M.A. and 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, 62:102391. ISSN 2210-6707 Item.
Helwig, Andreas and Simmons, Shane and Goh, Steven (2019) Reflect, Review, Note, Act and Test: E-Portfolio for Engineering Students. In: 30th Annual Conference of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education (AAEE2019), 8-11 Dec 2019, Brisbane, Australia.
Helwig, A, Sahay, A, Will Pumped-Hydro Energy Storage Business Models Work for Peak Shaving Use?, AUPEC 2018, Wellington NZ
Helwig, A, Sahay, A, Developing Feedback to Control an Intelligent Battery Charger for Wet Batteries?, AUPEC 2018, Wellington NZ


Research most notable
Haidar, Ahmed M.A. and 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, 62:102391. ISSN 2210-6707 Item.
Helwig, Andreas (2016) Applied research in energy storage. In: Smart power systems and renewable energy system integration. Studies in Systems, Decision and Control, 57. Springer International Publishing, Switzerland, pp. 179-200. ISBN 978-3-319-30425-0


Publications in ePrints

Zohaib, Muhammad and Mirzaghorbanali, Ali and Helwig, Andreas and Aziz, Naj and Gregor, Peter and Rastegarmanesh, Ashkan and McDougall, KevinORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6088-1004 (2020) Shear strength properties of artificial rock joints. In: 2020 Coal Operators' Conference, 12-14 Feb 2020, Wollongong, NSW, Australia.

Haidar, Ahmed M.A. and 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, 62:102391. ISSN 2210-6707

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

Helwig, Andreas and Simmons, Shane and Goh, Steven (2019) Reflect, Review, Note, Act and Test: E-Portfolio for Engineering Students. In: 30th Annual Conference of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education (AAEE2019), 8-11 Dec 2019, Brisbane, Australia.

Kaliyev, Vladislav and Helwig, Andreas and Ahfock, Tony (2018) Axial flux PM coreless stator machine development for low speed wind generator. In: 2017 Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference (AUPEC 2017) , 19-22 Nov 2017, Melbourne, Australia.

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Approved research supervisor in the area of:

  • Power and Energy Systems Engineering (excl. Renewable Power) ( 090607 )
  • Renewable Power and Energy Systems Engineering (excl. Solar Cells) ( 090608 )
  • Electrical Energy Generation (incl. Renewables ( 400803 )