ARC Training Centre for Advanced Technologies in Rail Track Infrastructure (ARC Training Centre administered by University of Wollongong) (2017–2021)
This Centre aims to transform Australia's rail construction and maintenance technologies through specialist training of industry-focused researchers. This is to be achieved by close collaboration with companies within the rail supply chain, synergistic interdisciplinary programs promoting novel design approaches, and innovative fabrication of products delivered through advanced manufacturing techniques. The programs will address the key geotechnical challenges inherent in building cost-effective rail infrastructure to meet the future demands of increased operating speeds and axle loads. The outcome will be safe, reliable and cost-effective rail networks that immensely benefit the nation's transportation, mining and agriculture sectors.