Dr Francesco Crusca, graduated with a BE (Hon's) (Elec) in 1985, followed by an MEngSc (Elec) in 1987 and a PhD in 1991, all from the University of Melbourne.
Francesco lectured at the University of Melbourne from 1991 until 1995 and was then appointed senior lecturer at Monash University where he worked from 1995 until Dec 2007. Francesco spent the first half of his academic career in modelling large-scale electrical power systems for short- and mid-term stability studies. From here Francesco spent the next half of his academic career investigating methods of automatic control theory that could be applied to various types of power system problems. Francesco has published numerous research articles in leading international journals in the areas of power systems and control. Since 2008 Francesco has been Managing Director of F C Power Solutions Pty. Ltd. (A.C.N. 130 583 470).