Fiona has vast experience in solar products, R&D, consulting, numerical modelling and laboratory test services, particularly in the area of solar and heat pump water heaters. Fiona moved to EnergyAE from her previous role as R&D Manager, Solar Products at Rheem Australia. Prior to that, Fiona managed the Thermal Solar Group at Vipac Engineers and Scientists, providing engineering consulting, numerical modelling and laboratory test services, particularly in the area of solar and heat pump water heaters. Fiona brings to the team a pragmatic approach to the realities of project management, appliance manufacturing and laboratory testings, balanced with extensive academic and numerical modelling skills that were honed during her PhD at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
Fiona has more than 9 years' experience in the industry:
2016: Joined EnergyAE as Principal Consultant
2015-2016: Research & Development Manager, PV & New Technology Products | Rheem Australia Pty Ltd, Sydney, Australia
2011-2015: Research & Development Manager, Solar Products | Rheem Australia Pty Ltd, Sydney, Australia
2009-2011: Thermal & Solar Group Leader | Vipac Engineers & Scientists, Melbourne, Australia
2008-2009: Lecturer, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering | Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
2000-2008: Various Minor Industrial Numerical Modelling and Consulting Activities
2002-2007: PhD (Mechanical Engineering), Research Assistant, Sloan Automotive Laboratory | Department of Mechanical Engineering, MIT, Cambridge, USA. PhD Thesis: Numerical Modelling of Piston Secondary Motion and Skirt Lubrication in Internal Combustion Engines. GPA 4.9/5.0.
2003: Teaching Assistant, Advanced Heat and Mass Transfer | Department of Mechanical Engineering, MIT, Cambridge, USA
2001-2002: Master of Engineering (Mechanical) | Department of Mechanical Engineering, McGill University, Montreal, Canada Masters Thesis: Numerical Modelling and Control of Solid/Liquid Interfaces. GPA 4.0/4.0
2000: Integrity Engineer, Long Island Point | Esso Australia Pty Ltd, Melbourne, Australia
1995-2000: Bachelor of Engineer (Mechanical) with First Class Honours, Bachelor of Science (Applied Mathematics) | University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
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