Deakin University

75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, 3216

Legal Name: Deakin University


Tel: +61 3 5227 1231

Primary Contact

Professor Saeid Nahavandi,Pro Vice-Chancellor (Defence Technologies)

Tel: +61 3 5227 1231

Mobile: +61 (0) 417 160 526


  • Universal Motion Simulators, High-G centrifuge simulation, flight simulators, land vehicle simulators
  • Materials, carbon fibre research and manufacturing, high strength & lightweight
  • Battery technologies, advanced battery prototyping, corrosion and protection technologies
  • Modelling and simulation, system-of-systems modeling, logistics systems, human performance
  • Robotics and mechatronics, mobile robotics, autonomous vehicles, energy demand prediction
  • Virtual reality and augmented reality, mixed reality, haptics
  • Tele-operation, tele-manipulation, tele-robotics
  • Defence mental and physical health, cognitive load monitoring, psychology, psychiatry, exercise


  • Materials research, carbon fibre research
  • Battery technology research and development
  • Robotics and haptics research, prototyping
  • Modelling and simulation of complex and uncertain systems
  • Motion simulator and simulation technologies
  • Data analytics and decision support
  • Human movement and sports science, Medical physiology, Neuroscience, and Exercise and nutrition

Key Partners

  • General Motors
  • Ford
  • General Dynamics
  • Boeing Australia

Key Customers

  • Australian Defence Force, DSTG
  • Boeing Australia, General Dynamics
  • General Motors, Ford

Quality Approvals & Awards

  • 2016 Mobility Engineering Excellence Gold Award