Budding Ideas 2014

Dr Shahriar Hossain

"I'm developing an affordable superconductor for everyday use especially in power generation that will help in developing the next generation high performance wind turbines."

Dr Hossain was awarded the PhD from the Institute for Superconducting and Electronic Materials (ISEM) in 2008. After his graduation from ISEM, he was employed as a Research Fellow at the highly reputable University of Geneva (Switzerland). At the conclusion of his post-doc position in Switzerland he returned to ISEM in 2011 where he was employed as a Research Fellow under a successful Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Project. Just after a year, he was awarded the highly prestigious DECRA (Discovery Early Career Research Award) grant by the ARC and currently, he is working on this project until end of 2016.

Throughout his research career Hossain has been mentored by some of the world’s best researchers in the field of superconductors and materials engineering. He also gained critical experience during his stay at his long standing Partner Organization, Hyper Tech Research Inc., USA, Bruker Biospin, Switzerland and Columbus Superconductor, Italy.

He was introduced to, and received critical training in, techniques and methodologies from these world-renowned industries to manufacture commercial superconductor wires and cables for various applications such as MRI magnet, Wind Turbine Generator and Fault Current Limiter.

His talk 'Next Generation Wind Turbines Supercharged by low cost conductors' will cover a new research direction for wind turbines.

Last reviewed: 11 March, 2016