Dr Fiona Stevens McFadden
My technical expertise and interests lie in the following areas:
- demand response—its aggregation and participation in electricity markets
- model-based control
- system identification (to build predictive mathematical models of dynamical systems from measured data, plus optimal design of experiments to collect informative data)
- time-series data analysis
- aluminum smelting (theoretical and practical technical knowledge), including reduction cell modelling, design and validation, operation and control.
I also have substantial experience in research and development project management and team leadership, and in the development, transfer and implementation of new technologies.
My 24-year career has spanned commercial, industrial and research sectors. I have worked for Callaghan Innovation and Industrial Research Ltd, EnerNOC (a demand-side aggregator in the electricity industry), Comalco Research (in aluminum smelting industrial research and technology development) and have also been an independent aluminum smelting industry consultant.
I have a PhD in chemical and materials engineering from the University of Auckland.