API Award for Best Poster at EECON 2018! 

To help encourage collaboration amongst undergraduates/PhD students and current professionals within the industry, API sponsored 10 students to attend Electric Energy Conference (EECON) which is run by The Electric Energy Society of Australia (EESA).

EECON 2018 was held at the Royal International Convention Centre, Brisbane on 5 & 6 April 2018.

After submitting a 400 word abstract, selected students were invited to showcase their work on various projects within the power engineering industry and compete for a $500 prize (donated from EESA) for best poster!

Each poster was assessed for:

  • Novelty – is the project, or its application, new or different from existing projects?
  • Rigour- had the project been framed in the contact of the literature and existing best practices?
  • Testing – has the project been tested or evaluated? If so, what are the implications of the findings? If not, what are the anticipated findings and why?
  • Communication – is the work described clearly and relevantly in both oral and written formats?

Congratulations to Mr. Amit Dhoke for earning the API Award for Best Poster for presenting his work on “Condition Monitoring of a PV System in Australia” at EECON 2018 on Friday 6 April 2018 in Brisbane, Australia!

Amit was born in Maharashtra, India. He completed B.Eng. in Instrumentation Engineering (2010) from North Maharashtra University, India and M.Sc. in Instrumentation & Control (2013) from Glasgow Caledonian University, U.K. He has Industrial experience working with Uttam Galva Metallics Ltd. as an Instrumentation Engineer from 2010-2012.

Currently, Amit is a PhD student in the Power & Energy Systems (PES) Research Division at the School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering (ITEE), the University of Queensland, Australia. Amit is a member of IET, MInstMC and IESIS. His research interests include advancement in solar energy with PV condition monitoring, fault detection, fault diagnosis, control & automation.

API is very proud of all the students who applied and participated, it was not an easy task for the judges to choose just one winner this time around. Well done to all!




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