Former Director of the Australian Research Centre for Aerospace Automation (ARCAA), Professor Duncan Campbell is the new Head of UniSA’s School of Engineering.
Prof Campbell joined UniSA from Queensland University of Technology (QUT) where he was Professor in Robotics and Autonomous Systems, and also served as Director of QUT’s ARCAA for five years.
As an expert adviser on policy, legislation and developmental roadmaps related to unmanned aircraft systems and drone technology, Prof Campbell was also the leader for the recently completed Project ResQu, a two-year, $7 million collaborative research partnership between QUT, CSIRO, Boeing Research & Technology Australia, Insitu Pacific Ltd and the Queensland State Government.
Project ResQu fast-tracked research focusing on the enabling technologies and the regulatory environment toward the routine operation of unmanned aircraft.
With grant funding of more than $11 million over the past decade, Prof Campbell’s research focus has largely centred on unmanned aerial systems across areas including airspace integration, enabling technologies and biosecurity.