Our commitment is to research that enhances the safety of all Australian personnel and enables national defence systems to meet an increasingly complex security landscape.

Research that enhances the safety of all Australian personnel and enables national defence systems to meet an increasingly complex security landscape.

Our leading edge in defence technology

The University of Melbourne is engaged in developing advanced defence technologies, including crossing and redefining the frontiers of human–machine interfaces, sensor technologies, advanced materials, medical countermeasures, enhanced human performance and autonomous systems. Our commitment is to research that enhances the safety of all Australian personnel and enables national defence systems to meet an increasingly complex security landscape.

Our teams have the insight and experience to analyse technological challenges, conceptualise solutions and rigorously evaluate outcomes through simulation and prototype testing in advanced testing facilities.

Crucially, we work with our partners to deliver defence and industry-ready solutions to the most demanding technical requirements.

Computer assisted rehabilitation environment

CAREN (Computer assisted rehabilitation environment)

We’re using VR to visualise individual patient biomechanics to optimise healing of real-world injuries.

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Medical countermeasures

Home to one of the top-five biomedical precincts in the world, we have a long history of developing breakthrough responses to existing and emerging biological and chemical threats.

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Code for modelling pandemic spread
Medical countermeasures
High-strength lightweight body armour

High-strength lightweight body armour

We have helped develop a new generation of boron-carbide body arm that is now protecting Australian soldiers in the field, while improving mobility and endurance.

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Our suite of defence technology capabilities

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We are client-focussed and collaborative – we work side-by-side with your leaders, engineers and scientists to develop solutions to your challenges.

From complex multi-partner research to short consulting projects, talk to us about your needs for:

  • Emerging technologies
  • Developing technology strategies
  • Engineering customised solutions
  • Leveraging our state-of-the-art research facilities

Let us help you solve your technology challenges.

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