Stefania Castelletto

Associate Professor, RMIT University, Melbourne

Title: Capacity Factors of Wind and Photovoltaic Large Energy Facilities: Variability and Energy Storage Needs

Stefania Castelletto is Associate Professor at RMIT University, where she lectures and coordinates courses in renewable energy systems, advanced thermodynamics, advanced heat transfer, and she is currently program director of the International Master for Automotive engineering. She holds an Adjunct Professor position in Swinburne University for research cooperation. She has over 20 years extensive experience in cutting edge research in inter-disciplinary fields such as metrology, instrumentation and measurements, quantum optics, quantum communication and computation, spectroscopy, material science, nanotechnologies, nanophotonics, renewable energy and solar systems. She pioneered the field of quantum metrology and quantum communication.

She holds a PhD in Metrology from the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Energy of the Polytechnic of Turin (Italy) and a MSc in Physics from the University of Turin. She has been for 10 years group leader at the Italian National Metrology Institute within the Optical Radiometry and Time and frequency Division, for two years a visiting scientist at the National Institute of Technology and Standards in the USA. She has been at the University of Melbourne and Macquarie University as part of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence Engineered Quantum Systems.

She has more than 160 research publications in high impact journals with an h-index of 26 (31 google scholar).