Dr Elizabth Ratnam is a Senior Lecturer and Future Engineering Research Leader (FERL) Fellow at the School of Engineering.
Dr Ratnam earned the BEng (Hons I) degree in Electrical Engineering in 2006, and the PhD degree in Electrical Engineering in 2016, from the University of Newcastle, Australia. She subsequently held postdoctoral research positions with the Center for Energy Research at the University of California San Diego, and at the University of California Berkeley in the California Institute for Energy and Environment (CIEE).
During 2001-2012 she held various positions at Ausgrid, a utility that operates one of the largest electricity distribution networks in Australia.
Dr Ratnam is a Senior Member of IEEE and a Fellow of Engineers Australia. Her research interests are in developing new paradigms to operate distribution networks with a strong focus on creating a resilient carbon neutral power grid.