SMART Infrastructure Facility

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SMART Infrastructure Facility
Logo of the SMART Infrastructure Facility
The SMART Infrastructure Facility at the University of Wollongong
Established 2010
Field of research
Garry Bowditch
Staff 150 research
Students 200 postgraduate
Address Building 6, University of Wollongong, Northfields Avenue
Location Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
Campus 12,000 m2 (130,000 sq ft)
Affiliations University of Wollongong

The SMART Infrastructure Facility is an important national research institution at the University of Wollongong purposed with developing integrated infrastructure planning and management.

The Facility is undertaking interdisciplinary research to assist policymakers, business and the community better understand the infrastructure challenges ahead. SMART is identifying solutions that will underpin a more competitive economy and improve liveability for the society.

SMART stands for "Simulation, Modelling, Analysis, Research and Teaching".


SMART consists of:

  • 30 integrated laboratories
  • Simulation and modelling hub
  • Rail logistics research centre
  • 200 higher degree research students
  • Executive Development Program

With offices in Sydney CBD and the Facility in Wollongong, SMART provides strategic advice, research and skills training across the whole infrastructure industry. SMART's key research groups:

  1. Computer Simulation for Sustainable Transport Systems
  2. Advanced Geomatics for Regional and Urban Planning
  3. Computational Intelligence for Optimal Decision and Operation
  4. Geo-social Intelligence for Urban Resilience and Liveability
  5. Social Simulation for Demographic Dynamics and Transitions


SMART is home to UOW Formula-SAE Racing team workshop, dynamometer and mechanical CNC workshop. In conjunction with the University of Wollongong, SMART Infastrucutre Facility and local industry, UOW FSAE aims to develop a world class program for passionate students to gain practical knowledge in real world organizations and engineering methodology.


The Facility was created through collaborative funding from various sectors:


  • Chief Executive Officer. 2010-present. Garry Bowditch[7][8]
  • Research Director. Professor Pascal Perez.
  • Director of Rail Logistics. Andrew McCusker.

Notable Academic Staff[edit]

  • Professor of Infrastructure Economics: Prof. Henry Ergas[9]
  • Professor of Infrastructure Systems: Prof. Peter Campbell
  • Senior Research Fellow in Infrastructure Economics: Dr Mark Harrison
  • Geomatics Research Fellow: Dr Tomas Holderness
  • Vice Chancellor's Post Doctoral Research Fellow:Dr. Etienne Turpin
  • Data Mining Scientist: Dr Jun Ma
  • Research Fellow in System Modeling: Dr Nam Huynh
  • Research Fellow in Statistical Modelling & Simulation: Dr Mohammad-Reza Namazi-Rad
  • Research Fellow in Applied Mathematics: Dr Michelle Dunbar
  • Associate Research Fellow in Industrial & Systems Engineering: Dr Nagesh Shukla
  • Associate Research Fellow in Econometric Modelling & Input-Output Analysis: Dr Ashkan Masouman
  • GIS Specialist: Dr Rohan Wickramasuriya
  • Scientific Programmer:Dr. Jie (Jack) Yang

Visiting and Honorary Academics[edit]

  • Visiting Professor:Prof. Brian Collins CBE
  • Honorary Professor of Infrastructure and Environmental Systems: Prof. Graham Harris
  • Honorary Professorial Fellow: Mr Les Hosking
  • Honorary Professorial Fellow: Mr Peter Mcvean
  • Honorary Professorial Fellow: Mr John Gardiner

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