Lachlan Blackhall

Professor, Entrepreneurial Fellow, and Head of Battery Storage and Grid Integration

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CSIT Building (108), Level 3





Control of complex systems and networks, automation and control engineering, expert systems, calculus of variations, systems theory and control theory, artificial intelligence and image processing


Professor Blackhall leads the newly formed Battery Storage and Grid Integration Research program at The Australian National University. Through this program we are designing and implementing the building blocks for powering our future electricity system with battery and energy storage.


Professor Lachlan Blackhall is Entrepreneurial Fellow and Head, Battery Storage and Grid Integration Program at The Australian National University. Previously, Professor Blackhall led the development of capabilities to monitor, optimise and control residential solar generation and battery storage, as well as the development of virtual power plant technology to aggregate energy storage to deliver services to energy networks, markets and utilities.

Professor Blackhall holds a BE, BSc and a PhD in engineering and applied mathematics, is a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and a Fellow of both the Institution of Engineers Australia (IEAust) and the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering (ATSE).

Activities & Awards

To read more about Professor Blackhall’s work in the Battery Storage and Grid Integration Research program, please see this link.

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