Charters, William W. S. (1935-)

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Charters, W. W. S. (1935-)
Charters, W. W. S. (William W S)
Charters, William W. S.
Charters, William Wallace Stewart, (AM FTSE) (1935-2017)
Charters, William Wallace Stewart (1935-)
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Engineer
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Biographies

Bill Charters was a pioneer in renewable energy and a world authority on the design performance and utilisation of renewable energy systems. He held a personal chair in the Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering at the University of Melbourne from 1992 to 2000, and was Dean of the Faculty of Engineering from 1988 to 1997. For the University Charters was in the forefront of the commercial application of academic achievements. His work on solar thermal systems and solar vapour compression heat pumps resulted in a number of patents and earned him several awards including the CSIRO Research Medal. For over 25 years Charters was a consultant to governments and international agencies, including the United Nations, on ecologically acceptable and environmentally viable energy solutions. He was active in the International Solar Energy Society, being President from 1979 to 1981.

  • Education - BSc (Eng) (hons), University of Leeds, United Kingdom
  • Education - MSE, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, U.S.A
  • Career position - Development Engineer, Aero Engine Division, Rolls Royce Ltd, United Kingdom
  • Career position - Lieutenant, Royal Navy
  • Career position - Lecturer, University of the West Indies
  • Career position - Senior Lecturer, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Melbourne
  • Career position - Reader, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Melbourne
  • Career position - President, International Solar Energy Society
  • Career position - Chairman, Victorian Solar Energy Council
  • Award - CSIRO Research Award
  • Career position - Dean, Faculty of Engineering, University of Melbourne
  • Award - Christopher Weeks Memorial Award, International Solar Energy Society
  • Award - Achievement Through Action Award, International Solar Energy Society
  • Career position - Professor (personal chair), Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, University of Melbourne
  • Award - Farrington Daniels Award, International Solar Energy Society
  • Award - Fellow, Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering
  • Career position - Director, ACRE Ltd
  • Award - CSIRO Research Medal
  • Career position - Director, CVC REEF
  • Life event - Retired
  • Career position - Emeritus Professor, University of Melbourne
  • Career position - Director, CRC for Sensor Signal and Information Processing
  • Career position - Chairman, CRC for Spatial Information
  • Career position - Director, CRC for Catchment Hydrology
  • Award - Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for service to engineering through the research and development of renewable energy technology, to international relations, to tertiary education, and to the Australian Co-operative Research Centre program

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  1. Charters, William Wallace Stewart (Bill)
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Bill Charters was a noted renewable energy pioneer
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    Published: 2017
    Series: Focus, 202, 53
  3. Who's who in Australia 2012
    Published: Crown Content Pty Ltd, Melbourne, 2012
  4. Technology in Australia 1788-1988
    Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering
    Published: Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre, Melbourne, 2000

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