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Professor Sabatini Named Top Australian Scientist in Aviation and Aerospace Engineering


The Australian 2021 Research Special Report has listed Prof. Roberto Sabatini (Chair of the Aerospace Engineering Department at KUST and Honorary Professor at RMIT) as the top national Scientist in the field of Aviation and Aerospace Engineering. The Australian’s annual report names the top researchers and top research institutions (universities and government agencies) in each field of research, based on the number of citations for papers published in the top 20 journals in each field over the past five years. RMIT was also named the top Australian research institution in the field of Aviation and Aerospace Engineering.

Roberto Sabatini is a Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics with three decades of experience in Aerospace, Defence and Robotics/Autonomous Systems research and education. Currently, he serves as Chair of the Aerospace Engineering Department at Khalifa University of Science and Technology (Abu Dhabi, UAE) and Honorary Professor of Aerospace Engineering and Aviation at RMIT University. Prof. Sabatini holds various academic qualifications, including a PhD in Aerospace/Avionics Systems (Cranfield University), a PhD in Space Geodesy/Satellite Navigation (University of Nottingham), and an advanced MEng in Astronautics/Space Systems (Sapienza University of Rome). Throughout his career, he led several industry and government funded research projects and authored more than 300 peer-reviewed international publications and several books. He attracted more than 30 million dollars in research funding from various national and international partners, including: Thales, Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin, Airbus, DST Group, SmartSat CRC, Food Agility CRC, BMT, AMIRA, Jetstar, and CASA. Prof. Sabatini is a Fellow and Executive of the Institution of Engineers Australia, Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society and Fellow of the Royal Institute of Navigation. In addition to his primary academic duties and various honorary and consulting appointments in Europe, North America, Australia, Asia and South Africa, he contributes to the broader aerospace community as Chair of the IEEE AESS Avionics Systems Panel, Editor for Progress in Aerospace Sciences, Senior Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, and Associate Editor for Robotica, the Journal of Navigation, and Aerospace Science and Technology.

The Australian: https://www.theaustralian.com.au/special-reports/the-australians-research-magazine-takes-a-deep-dive-into-research/news-story/6bde9f53e5846a150a25abe7758adedd

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6864056881980162048/

Institutional: https://www.ku.ac.ae/college-people/dr-roberto-sabatini

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