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:


  • Research Director: Professor Pascal Perez
  • Director of Rail Logistics: Mr Andrew McCusker

Notable Academic Staff[edit]

  • Professor of Infrastructure Economics: Prof. Henry Ergas[7]
  • Research Fellow: Dr Tomas Holderness
  • Research Fellow: Dr Nam Huynh
  • Research Fellow: Dr Jun Ma
  • Research Fellow: Dr Mohammad-Reza Namazi-Rad
  • Research Fellow: Dr Nagesh Shukla
  • Research Fellow: Dr Rohan Wickramasuriya Denagamage
  • Associate Research Fellow: Dr AHM Mehbub Anwar
  • Associate Research Fellow: Dr Johan Barthelemy
  • Associate Research Fellow: Mr Vu Lam Cao
  • Associate Research Fellow: Dr Ashkan Masouman
  • Associate Research Fellow: Mr Robert Ogie
  • Associate Research Fellow: Dr Jack (Jie) Yang
  • Vice-Chancellor's Post-Doctoral Research Fellow: Dr Etienne Turpin

Honorary Academics[edit]

  • Honorary Professorial Fellow: Mr Brian Collins
  • Honorary Professorial Fellow: Dr Peter Campbell
  • Honorary Professorial Fellow: Mr Graham Harris
  • Honorary Professorial Fellow: Mr Les Hosking
  • Honorary Professorial Fellow: Mr Peter McVean
  • Honorary Professorial Fellow: Dr Amal Kumarage

Academic Collaborators[edit]

  • Associate Fellow: Dr Rodney Clarke
  • Associate Fellow: Mr Luke King
  • Associate Fellow: Dr Stephen Lillioja
  • Associate Fellow: Dr Albert Munoz
  • Honorary Fellow: Mr Frank Sedlar

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