ARC Industry Transformation Research Hub for Resilient and Intelligent Infrastructure Systems (RIIS) in Urban, Resources and Energy Sectors


Our teams from the University of Melbourne and QUT have successfully bid with the University of New South Wales and the University of Western Sydney for the formation of this new Industry Research Hub. The success was announced by The Hon Alan Tudge MP, Minister for Education and Youth a media release on 21 July 2021.

Professor Nasser Khalili, Deputy Head of the School of Civil & Environmental Engineering at UNSW Engineering, will lead the hub which has been awarded $4.98 million over five years to match participant cash contributions totaling $6.929 million. The hub aims to deliver technologies that will address Australia’s critical infrastructure needs in the urban, energy and resources sectors. 

The hub will integrate sensor technology, connectivity, data analytics, machine learning, robotics, smart materials, and reliable models.   

“A  frontier  arena  of  research, the hub will  furnish for the first time a fully integrated platform of innovation for development and delivery of end-to-end, next-generation digital technologies for effective design, real-time performance analysis and life-management of Australia’s critical  infrastructure, solving  industry  challenges and translating research and development to commercial opportunities and outcomes” added Professor Khalili.