Research Engineering Facility

Queensland University of Technology

The QUT Research Engineering Facility provides research engineering and technology services including drones and aviation, energy systems, civil and structural engineering, and robotics and autonomous systems. The team consists of specialist programmers, designers, technologists, engineers, pilots and project managers at two world-class precincts - the Banyo Pilot Plant Precinct and the award-winning Da Vinci research facility, purpose built to meet the unique needs of researchers engaging in aerospace automation activities.

Organisation type
  • University Research Centre
Number of research staff
Up to 20 research staff
Lot 7, Northlink Industrial Park, 457 Tufnell Rd, Banyo QLD 4014

Strengths and capabilities

  • Mechanical and manufacturing engineering
  • Power & energy engineering, high|voltage testing & solar applications
  • Water and wastewater engineering, including stormwater
  • Environmental and ecological materials processing
  • Biofuels and biocommodity production
  • Tropical and subtropical aquaculture
  • Rock preparation & crushing, thin section preparation & core handling
  • Plasma reactor development and Parr reactor operation
  • Sugar research including biomass processing & instrument development

Facilities and major equipment

  • Heavy mechanical and structural testing equipment
  • Electrical testing power engineering lab
  • Geological sample preparation and analysis
  • Aquaculture aquarium for freshwater organisms
  • Mechanical workshop for construction, fitting and assembly
  • Electrical workshop for small projects

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