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Julio Braslavsky

  • PhD
  • Principal Research Scientist
  • CSIRO Energy Centre Newcastle
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Dr Julio H. Braslavsky is a senior research scientist specialised in mathematical modelling, analysis and control of dynamic systems. His research applies theoretical and numerical methods to optimise the integration of renewable electricity generation and energy storage in low-voltage electricity grids. Electricity grids are experiencing an unprecedented transformation being driven by technological advances in wind and solar electricity generation and storage. While these emerging technologies and associated services are key for a low emission economy, the rapid growth of their share in the energy mix may introduce serious power security and reliability problems in legacy grid-control mechanisms. Dr Braslavsky leads a team of researchers that investigates strategies for an efficient transition to safer, more secure and reliable low emission electricity in the future. He is the project scientist for the Virtual Power Station 2 (VPS2), an ARENA project undertaking a pilot-scale demonstration of load, generation and energy storage coordination in Southeast Queensland. VPS2 provides instrumental capabilities to build a technically and economically-sustainable distributed energy future. Prior to joining CSIRO in 2010, Dr Braslavsky was a research academic with the University of Newcastle, Australia, and held research appointments with the National Research Council of Argentina, the University of California at Santa Barbara, and the Catholic University of Louvain-la-Neuve, in Belgium. Dr Braslavsky has published one scholarly book, two scholarly book chapters, and more than 100 papers in scientific journals and conferences. He is internationally recognised for his work on the modelling and control of ensembles of flexible electric loads, the stabilisation of feedback systems over communication channels, and the analysis of fundamental limitations in filtering and control design.


IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology

Associate Editor

2017 - Present

IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control

Associate Editor

2010 - 2014(4 years)

Recent publications

  • Case Study: Predictive Control of Refrigerated Facilities for Improved Energy Management

    • Wall J
    • Braslavsky J
    • Ward J
  • Sensitivity and robustness of sampled-data control systems: a frequency domain viewpoint

    • Braslavsky J
    • Middleton R
    • Freudenberg J

Professional experience

Principal Research Scientist

CSIRO Energy Centre Newcastle

July 2017 - Present

Research Team Leader, Energy Modelling and Optimisation

CSIRO Energy Centre Newcastle

January 2014 - Present

Conjoint Senior Lecturer

The University of Newcastle

January 2012 - Present

Senior Research Scientist

CSIRO Energy Centre Newcastle

December 2010 - June 2017(7 years)

Research Academic

The University of Newcastle

July 2002 - November 2010(8 years)


PhD (Electrical Engineering)

Newcastle University - University of Newcastle

April 1992 - April 1996(4 years)

Ingeniero Electronico

Universidad Nacional de Rosario

Co-authors (50)

  • Massimo Fiorentini
  • Zhaoxia Duan
  • Sam West
  • Adam Berry