2020 Showcase of RTCNDM Research
May 27, 2020
On 10 March, the RTCNDM put on a showcase of the research conducted throughout the last 5 years, bringing together PhD students, graduands, graduates, postdocs and collaborators.
Professor Jonathan Binns, RTCNDM Director, explains the focus of the ARC Training Centres.
The RTCNDM commenced operations in 2015, the partner organisations being the Australian Maritime College (University of Tasmania), Flinders University, University of Wollongong, the Defence, Science and Technology (DST Group), Defence Materials Technology Centre (DMTC), ASC, Austal, Babcock, PMB Defence, Serco and Thales. Since then, it has enabled the training and development of 9 Doctors of Philosophy (PhDs) and 4 Post-doctoral Fellows, while at the same time advancing collaborative research in nine key areas of relevance: lithium-ion batteries, inspection robots, anti-fouling acoustic sensors, multiple welds on submarine hulls, corrosion of aluminium, underwater shock and submarine structures, ship survivability: hardening vs defensive systems, unsteady loading of hydrofoils and maritime asset management.
Research topics have covered the design, manufacturing and sustainment.
Although sadly Dr Jane Cullum was not able to attend, we did have graduates, graduands and soon to submit students present. All of our presenters stayed on to see the DMTC conference for the two days after.