RMIT University

GPO Box 2476, MELBOURNE, 3000

Legal Name: RMIT University

ABN: 49 781 030 034

Tel: 99253586

http://www.rmit.edu.au/defence

Primary Contact

Rosy Calabro,Centre Coordinator-Sir Lawrence Wackett Centre

Tel: 99253586

Mobile: 0410662686

rosy.calabro@rmit.edu.au

Capabilities

  • Multifunctional Materials and Advanced Manufacturing
  • Autonomy & Automation and Remote & Embedded Sensors
  • Data, Information and Communications
  • Policy, Ethics & Law
  • Biotechnologies, Human Performance & Protection
  • Transport, Infrastructure, Power & Energy and Space Systems
  • Trans-Disciplinary Design & Virtual Prototyping
  • Workforce Skills Development and Education & Training

Discriminators

  • The Sir Lawrence Wackett Centre – a national leader in aerospace and defence related research and teaching
  • Extensive facilities for research and testing e.g the Advanced Manufacturing Precinct & a Flight Dynamics Facility
  • Focus on applied rather than basic research
  • Non-destructive evaluations and Structural Health Monitoring (SHM)
  • Culture of industry interaction with Defence Primes and SMEs
  • Long history with Defence education and training e.g delivering design & airworthiness programs & skills upgrading
  • Strong record of successful DST and DMTC projects e.g developing autonomous systems for complex environments
  • Close proximity to research and industry partners including those located at Fishermans Bend technology precinct

Key Partners

  • DST, DSI, CASA, CSIRO, DoD, DMTC, Plan Jericho
  • Northrop-Grumman, DefendTex, Airbus, Lockheed
  • Boeing, BAE, Rheinmetall, Thales, Elbit, JAXA
  • ATSB, ONR, USAF, DASA, AAAT, CASG, METRO, NASA

Key Customers

  • DST, DSI, CASA, CSIRO, DoD, DMTC, Plan Jericho
  • Northrop-Grumman, DefendTex, Airbus, Lockheed
  • Boeing, BAE, Rheinmetall, Thales, Elbit, JAXA
  • ATSB, ONR, USAF, DASA, AAAT, CASG, METRO, NASA

Quality Approvals & Awards

  • Aus top rank for Aerospace Engineering research
  • Asian Freight Logistics/Supply Chain Award 2015
  • Outstanding Leadership in Training Award 2018
  • $10m plus revenue from Defence/industry 2016-18