Dr. Alex Stumpf is a Lecturer in the Department of Engineering at La Trobe University's Bundoora campus. He completed his PhD in the field of electric drives and motor control. His current research areas lie with the Centre for Technology Infusion and the RAMPS group.
He is currently working on the digital design for active RFID tracking devices. This project recently received a national innovation award (2017 National AIIA iAwards). In addition to this project, he is working with the Victorian water authorities to develop a novel and cost effective sewer profiling robots. The research project aims to produce a robot which can profile the sewer system ensuring that problem areas can be prioritised and repaired. This research will increase the efficiency of repairs and will help reduce maintenance costs which on a yearly basis extend in to multi-million dollar repairs.