• SPARC is making pavements smarter, longer lasting, safer and more economical for Australia's roads


  • Hub at a Glance

    Australian Research Council (primary funding partner)
    20+ Industry Partners
    8 Local Universities
    7 International Partners


  • Main Research Focus

    Theme 1 - Smart testing, modelling & design
    Theme 2 - Smart construction & sensing
    Theme 3 - Smart rehabilitation & eco-friendly pavements
    Theme 4 - Smart transport demand adaptation
    Theme 5 - Smart integrated asset management

SPARC Hub provides a platform to transform the road industry

The SPARC (Smart Pavements Australia Research Collaboration) Hub provides an unprecedented university-led research platform for the Australian pavement industry to innovate materials, designs and adaptive technologies, facilitate skill development, and drive commercial benefits.

The ARC Smart Pavements Hub – SPARC provides an unprecedented university-led research platform for the Australian pavement industry to innovate materials, designs and adaptive technologies, facilitate skill development, and drive commercial benefits.

With unprecedented collaborative partnerships in all sectors in transport pavements the ARC SPARC Hub is providing a platform industry to innovate materials, designs and adaptive technologies, facilitate skill development, and drive commercial benefits.

SPARC Hub brings together some of the best and bright minds in various fields, including pavement and transport engineering, geotechnical and materials engineering, structural health monitoring, remote sensing, geophysics, data science and machine learning, optimisation, asset management and urban planning.

ARC SPARC Hub is undertaking transformative research to future-proof and future ready the Australian pavement industry to make pavements smarter, longer lasting, safer and more economical with a lower environmental footprint.

SPARC Hub Headquarters is located at Monash University, Clayton Campus, Australia.

News & Events

18 May 2020

PhD Positions in SPARC Hub

We are currently calling for expressions of interest for several PhD positions in SPARC. This is an unprecedented opportunity for recent graduates to establish their postgraduate career in various engineering fields and to work in an intellectually exhilarating and vibrant environment towards excellence.

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7 May 2020

2020 SPARC Hub Smart Pavements Virtual Workshop

This virtual workshop is a two-day show-case event of the SPARC Hub aimed at the transport pavements industry, to be held on 19-20 November 2020 via Zoom. It will showcase state-of-the-art practice and emerging issues in five different themes. Each theme will concentrate on various aspects of transport infrastructure.

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3 Apr 2020

SPARC Hub's 3rd IAB Meeting

The Australian Research Council Smart Pavements Hub (SPARC) held its third Industry Advisory Board (IAB) meeting (via ZOOM) on the 1st of April, 20 with the participation of eminent experts representing industry partners of the Hub.

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