Centre for Advanced Materials Processing
and Manufacturing

About UQ Composites Group

UQ Composites Group

The UQ Composites Group at The University of Queensland, conducts research in the manufacturing of composite materials, structural health management and biocomposites, as part of the Centre for Advanced Materials Processing and Manufacturing (AMPAM). The group is led by A/Prof Martin Veidt who initiated UQ’s involvement in composite materials by conducting fundamental research on damage detection and characterisation of composite materials as a major part of the UQ Ultrasonics research program.

In 2007 the research group extended its investigations to the manufacturing of composite materials and became a participant in the Cooperative Research Centre for Advanced Composite Structures (CRC-ACS) helicopter program in collaboration with Eurocopter (currently Airbus Helicopters) and Australian Aerospace. In 2010 the UQ Composite Group was a key participant in the CRC-ACS five-year extension program and contributed to the development of a novel rapid assembly technology for Airbus.

In recent years the group has also established collaborations with the Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO), and the Defence Materials Technology Centre (DMTC). The UQ Composites Group is continuing to attract industry funding and to successfully position itself as one of the leading research centre for composite materials in Australia.