ARC Training Centre in Lightweight Automotive Structures (ATLAS)

ATLAS aims to accelerate the transformation of Australia's automotive industry through new research capabilities in lightweight automotive structures design and manufacture.

Administered through RMIT University, ATLAS brings together Deakin University, the Australian National University, lead industry partner the Ford Motor Company and a further 12 local and international partner organisations including the CSIRO to address the challenges in lightweighting.

Our role

ATLAS will deliver industry relevant research training to early career researchers at the post-doctoral, post-graduate and undergraduate levels who benefit from both academic and industry mentors. An integrated program of research projects aims to deliver critical knowledge and innovative lightweighting technologies to underpin new high-value products for global markets.

Research program

Building on our strong collaborations between industry and university partners ATLAS will train urgently needed commercially focused researchers specialising in lightweight multi-material structures obtained through advanced, agile and digital manufacturing technologies.

ATLAS comprises an integrated research program encompassing four themes as outlined below:

Our partners

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Contact us

+61 3 03 9925 6048
Postal Address:
RMIT University
Building 251,
264 Plenty Rd,
Mill Park, VIC, 3082

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RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business. - Artwork created by Louisa Bloomer