Eng Hwa Yap

University of Technology Sydney

In the Faculty of Transdisciplinary Innovation, Eng Hwa Yap is the Acting Associate Dean: Teaching and Learning (Operations). He also leads the Bachelor of Technology and Innovation (BTi) as the Course Director. His research at the university focuses on curated multidisciplinary and mixed approaches of enquiry to understand and respond to complex problems surrounding technology, environmental sustainability, and future energy systems. In his research, Eng Hwa uses methods centering on systems thinking to investigate emerging and contemporary issues in technologies and their interaction with society, the environment, economics, and policy.

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Energy is a vital element in sustaining our modern society but the future of energy is volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous; especially when facing a continuous drive to ensure a sustained and equitable access as well as mounting pressures to reduce its emissions. Traditional approaches in developing energy technologies have always been in isolation with distinct and unique contexts. However, we cannot afford to work in silos any longer. Future energy systems and their relationship with the society and the environment will have to be conceived, designed, developed, commissioned, and operated alongside and within contemporary geo-political, ethical, and socio-economic contexts. This has posed an unprecedented volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity (VUCA), where systemic and holistic approaches are often warranted. This book aims to focus on the VUCA of addressing the future of energy and environment by considering contemporary issues and insights from diverse contexts, viewed as a system, and anchored upon emerging and smart energy technologies.

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