Maritime systems research

The maritime engineering research capability at The University of Melbourne is world renowned, with a track record of attracting multi-million dollar research funding nationally and internationally. The maritime systems team works with governments and industries across Australia, USA, Europe, Asia and South America.

Our research strength is complemented by cutting-edge research infrastructure, including the field observational site in the Indian Ocean, which provides full-cycle air–sea–wave measurements, and ongoing collaboration with Woodside Energy.

Research into improved operational performance in maritime environments incorporates hydrodynamics, propulsion systems and fuels, and control and automation systems. The is supported by the university’s Walter Bassett Aerodynamics Laboratory, which provides wind tunnel facilities, including modification to incorporate a wave pool for experimentation and testing.

Further work is focusing on the protection of critical infrastructure – both information and physical. 

The multidisciplinary research team draws on researchers across the university including the Melbourne School of Engineering, Faculty of Science and Melbourne Law School.

More information:

Professor Jason Monty
+61 3 8344 3040