Power, Energy and Clean Technologies seminars
Our researchers are pleased to invite you to join our Power, Energy and Clean Technologies (PECT) seminar series. Seminars take place on the first Friday of each month throughout 2020. You can also watch through recordings from previous seminars.Find out more about our PECT seminars
New model the key to aerial detection system
Our researchers used a complex mathematics model to develop an algorithm that enables unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to replicate a human pilot’s ability to visually detect aircraft at a range of more than 2km.Learn more about this project
Building a virtual zoo
Dr Ben Talbot has created wayfinding robots that can read signs, understand directions and contextual clues, and navigate complex environments by relying on cues and signposts rather than detailed maps.Read about Dr Talbot's research
Award-winning research into bionic touch
Three undergraduate mechatronic students turned their final-year project into award-winning research that could deliver a sense of touch to prosthetic limbs and next generation robots.Read about the student's research here
Drone approval technology to take flight
Dr Aaron McFadyen's research into drone management and approval technology are closer to being realised thanks to a new partnership between Airservices Australia and QUT.Read about Dr McFadyen's research
We focus on high-quality, cross-disciplinary research in robotic vision, machine learning, video analytics, wireless power transfer, microgrids, renewable energy integration and superconductivity.
Our school is home to award-winning research facilities and research centres. These include the Da Vinci Precinct, a Brisbane Airport-based area where we engage in aerospace automation research and development, and our Microgrid Facility, a purpose-built environment for investigating practical and efficient grid integration of renewable energy solutions.
Centre for Clean Energy Technologies and Practices
QUT's Centre for Clean Energy Technologies and Practices brings together research expertise to drive integrated solutions addressing the technical, social and practical dimensions of cleaner energy.
Our researchers provide world-leading expertise in renewable energies, environmental engineering and engineering design. This includes our work in the Applied Superconductivity Program.Visit the Centre for Clean Energy Technologies and Practices website
Centre for Robotics
Many of our experts are involved in QUT's Centre for Robotics. The centre conducts world-leading research in intelligent robotics, translating fundamental research into real-world outcomes that benefit industry and society.
Experts in the centre are leaders in education, training and development of talent in robotics and autonomous systems, and provide leadership in technological policy development and societal debate.Visit the QUT Centre for Robotics website
"What attracted me to engineering was the chance to put critical thinking into practise, and work as an inventor to solve real world problems. While studying I was involved with the Girls in Engineering Making Statements club and the Big Sister / Little Sister mentoring program, which gives the higher year students a chance to help the first and second year students settle in."
Electrical and Aerospace Engineering
"QUT’s focus on real work connections prepared me to enter the aerospace industry. I worked on unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) as part of a Vacation Research Experience Scheme project and while undertaking work experience at the Australian Research Centre for Aerospace Automation. As a graduate I have joined Airbus; one of the largest, international aerospace companies."
"I chose to study mechatronics as it focused on the design, control and interactions of both mechanical and electrical systems. By adding robotics as a second study area I gained further insight and depth. I’m now an automation engineer on working on control systems from individual robots to whole manufacturing lines."
- Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Electrical and Aerospace)
- Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Electrical)
- Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mechatronics)
- Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)
- Bachelor of Design/Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)
- Bachelor of Design (Landscape Architecture)/Bachelor of Science
- Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Information Technology
- Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Mathematics
- Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Science
The core of our industry engagement is through our teaching and research excellence in diverse fields, including power systems, signal processing, machine learning, aerospace and robotics.
Our partnerships have led to the development of automated monitoring systems for airport security screenings and a new wireless heart pump that reduces the risk of infection for the patient.
- Advance Queensland
- Disney Research
- DST Group
- Emirates Group Security
- Energex Ltd
- Ergon Energy
- Microsoft Research
- Nova Systems
- Powerlink Queensland
- Trademark Vision
- Air Services Australia
- Australian Border Force
- Australian Federal Police
- Australian Institute of Sport
- Australian Research Council
- Brisbane Airport Corporation
- Queensland Academy of Sport
- Queensland Airports Limited
- University of Sassari
- University of Southampton
- Australian National University
- Carnegie Mellon University
- City College New York
- Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO)
- ETH Zürich
- Florida State University
- Georgia Institute of Technology
- Harvard University
- IDIAP - Dalle Molle Institute of Perceptual Artificial Intelligence
- Imperial College
- Michigan State University
- Monash University
- National Security Science and Technology Centre
- Oxford University
- Radboud University
- University of Adelaide
- University of Oxford
Our school brings together a diverse team of experts who deliver world-class education and achieve breakthroughs in research.
Explore our staff profiles to discover the amazing work our researchers are contributing to.