Dr Michael Znidarich was born on August 22, 1950 in Croatia where he completed his apprenticeship as an Electrical Fitter in 1968. He graduated with an Associate Diploma of Engineering (Electrical) in 1993, and Associate Diploma of Engineering (Mechanical) in 1995, both from TAFE in Perth, Western Australia. He received his BTech (Electrical), MTech (Engineering and Management), and ME (Electrical) degrees from Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia in 1999, 2001, and 2003 respectively. In 2008 he completed his Ph.D. degree from University of Western Australia related to design of large synchronous electrical machines.


Early trade/craft background combined with many years of practical “hands-on” experience and highest academic qualifications, and many years of applied cutting edge engineering experience, combines into an engineer that can engine-ere.  Produced real life designs are always manufacturable and perform their function. 


Dr Znidarich is a Fellow of Institution of Engineers Australia and Chartered Professional Engineer (FIEAust CPEng), Member of Electrical and IT Colleges, Registered Professional Engineer in Australia, Registered on National Engineering Register in Australia (NER) in the Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, IT and Electronics Engineering Areas of Practice, APEC Engineer, and Registered International Professional Engineer Australia (IntPE(Aus)).

Recognised by the Board of Professional Engineers of Queensland as Registered Professional Engineer of Queensland (RPEQ) in the Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, IT and Electronics Engineering Areas of Practice.

Internationally, Dr Znidarich is recognised as a Senior Member of IEEE (SMIEEE) and is a member of IEEE Power & Energy Society and a member of IEEE Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation Society.

  1. Electrical Fitting apprenticeship in Croatia (Completed 1968)

  2. Electrical Grade A Licence (All Electrical Work – Current) (Awarded in WA 1976)

  3. Associate Diploma in Electrical Engineering (TAFE WA , Completed 1993)

  4. Associate Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (TAFE WA, Completed 1995)

  5. TAFE Diploma Of Engineering (EEA, Completed 1998)

  6. Bachelors Degree in Technology (Electrical) (Deakin University, Completed 1999)

  7. Masters Degree in Technology (Engineering and Management) (Deakin University, Completed 2001)

  8. Masters Degree in Engineering (Electrical) (Deakin University, Completed 2003)

  9. Ph.D Degree in Electrical Engineering Related to Design of Large Electrical Machines (University of WA, Completed 2009)



1993 - TAFE Associate Diploma of Egineering - Best graduating student amongst 160 graduands in all disciplines of engineering ;


2009 - John Madsen Medal - Awarded for paper "Hydro Generator High Voltage Stator Windings: Part 4 - Type and Routine Production Testing".  The John Madsen Medal is awarded for the best paper written by a current member of Engineers Australia, and published in The Australian Journal of Electrical and Electronic Engineering;


2010 - GE Energy Award for Excellence in Hydro Services - In recognition of contributions, dedication and achievement in quality, teamwork and growth.