Roberto Sabatini is a Professor of Aerospace Engineering and Aviation with more than 25 years of experience in the Aerospace and Defence Industry and in Academia. He is an expert in Avionics, Air Traffic Management (ATM) and Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), with specific hands-on competence in Flight Guidance, Navigation and Control, C4ISR, Aviation Human Factors and Ergonomics (human-machine teaming, cognitive engineering and trusted authonomy), and Multi-Sensor Data Fusion for civil and military aerospace applications. During his career, he was responsible for numerous research and flight test programs on airplanes, helicopters and UAS, and he has authored or co-authored more than 250 publications.
Professor Sabatini served several years as a Military Officer (Air Force Lieutenant Colonel), Flight Test Engineer and RDT&E/Acquisition Manager in the Italian Ministry of Defence and in the US Department of Defence. Before joining RMIT University, Professor Sabatini was the Program Manager of Cranfield University’s task-force working to the European Union Clean Sky Joint Technology Initiative for Aeronautics and Air Transport (Co-Principal Investigator and Technical Program Manager of the Systems for Green Operations Integrated Technology Demonstrator – Greener Aircraft Trajectories Under ATM Constraints) and led the research team working to the development of ATM and Avionics Systems compliant with the requirements of SESAR and NextGen.