Professor Paul Cooper

Professor Paul Cooper is the founding Director of the University of Wollongong’s Sustainable Buildings Research Centre (SBRC). Paul has been involved in a wide range of research on sustainable buildings, renewable energy systems, energy efficiency and fluid mechanics over the past 35 years. He holds a bachelor in Electrical Engineering, a masters in Science and Technology Studies and a PhD in Heat Transfer, all from Imperial College London. He has published over 165 journal and conference articles.

Prior to his present appointment as the Director of the SBRC, Paul was the Head of the School of Mechanical, Materials and Mechatronic Engineering at the University of Wollongong.

He was also the Faculty Advisor and lead academic on the winning Team UOW Solar Decathlon China 2013 campaign. Team UOW were not only the first Australian team ever to win entry to the finals of a Solar Decathlon, but they also won this first competition in Asia, and they continue to hold the world record for the highest number of points scored by any team in the history of all Solar Decathlon competitions around the world.