DrShelley is a specialist in advanced composites manufacturing technologies and targeted sustainable manufacturing methodologies. He also assists in the strategic direction of industry focused R&D programs inc. bid development and project management. Over the past 5 years, has successfully won a portfolio of ~$65M worth of grant and contracts, with $58M awarded within the last 18 months. The greatest success has been the iLAuNCH Hub, in which he is the Interim CTO, with $50M awarded for the iLAuNCH Hub to support manufacturing companies in the space sector to accelerate, build a complementary supply chain and overcome commercialisation challenges.
Dr Shelley has been a member of the Centre for Future Materials at UniSQ since October 2019, joining from the AMRC (The University of Sheffield). Dr Shelley has extensive experience leading and partaking in industrial collaborative grant funded programs for the delivery of industrially relevant technological solutions. Dr Shelley specialisation focuses on advanced manufacturing of composite materials, and accelerated processing techniques including bonding and joining of aerospace structures. Recently, as Co-Director of the NO WASTE Pilot Precinct & SIMPLE Hub his focus has also been directed toward design of products using problematic ‘waste’ materials. Areas of technical experience and knowledge range from numerical modelling, structural design, optimisation, and numerous composite manufacturing techniques.
Dr Shelley has worked extensively with industry partners inc.: Boeing Australia (Melbourne), Hypersonix Launch Systems (Brisbane), US Air Force Research Laboratory (Tokyo, Japan), Wagners CFT (Toowoomba), PARTEC Pty Ltd (Brisbane, Australia), Venlo Investments (Brisbane, Australia), Impacts Renewable Energy Pty Ltd (Brisbane, Australia), Rocket Technology International (Helidon, Australia), GKN Aerospace (Isle of Wight, UK), Dowty Propellers (Cheltenham, UK), Dassault Aviation (Paris, France), Boeing (Seattle, USA) and Airbus (Toulouse, France) among other through the iLAuNCH Hub; and has collaborated academically with the AMRC (Sheffield, UK), Deakin University (Geelong), Fraunhofer IGCV (Augsburg, Germany), NCC (Bristol, UK), and TPRC (Enschede, Netherlands).
|Senior Research Fellow||The University of Southern Queensland||2022|
|Research Fellow||The University of Southern Queensland||2019||2022|
|Research Engineer||Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre, The University of Sheffield||2016||2019|
Fields of Research
- 400101. Aerospace materials
- 400102. Aerospace structures
- 400107. Satellite, space vehicle and missile design and testing
- 400505. Construction materials
- 401601. Ceramics
- 401602. Composite and hybrid materials
- 401609. Polymers and plastics