The research program of the Department is centred on applied research in some of the core areas of engineering.

Signal Processing Algorithms (SPA)

The SPA group's research involves the development of mathematical algorithms for manipulation of ordered numerical data and can also be considered to fall under the field of computational/numerical mathematics.

Digital Radar and Radio Systems (TIGER)

The Digital Radar and Radio Systems team operate three high frequency radars (TIGER) which form part of an international network called Super Dual Auroral Radar Network (SuperDARN).

Advanced Materials and Metallurgy

La Trobe University’s Advanced Materials and Metallurgy research group is led by Head of Department Professor Roger Lumley. With over 20 years’ experience in materials science, engineering, manufacturing, R&D and project management. Roger is internationally recognised in both research and industry for his work in materials engineering and his contributions to manufacturing industries.