Franz Fuss – Board Member

Current Positions:

  • Professor of Sports Engineering (School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering) – RMIT University
  • Program Leader ‘Innovative Engineering Systems’ (Platform Technologies Research Institute) – RMIT University
  • Program Director (MSc Int’l Sports Technology) – RMIT University


Professor Fuss is the Editor-in Chief of the international scholarly journal ‘Sport Technology’, and the 1st editor of the Routledge Handbook of Sports Technology and Engineering. He specializes in;

  • smart sports equipment for performance diagnostics and optimisation of training  (smart sports balls such as cricket, bowling and AFL; smart shoes and insoles; smart climbing holds and walls; smart wheelchairs; smart helmets; sensor-less sensing),
  • non-linear engineering (non-linear friction of balls and surfaces; non-linear visco-elasticity, shock absorption and impact mechanics, vibrations of sports equipment such as snowboards and racquets, energy transfer in sports shoes),
  • sports aerodynamics (skiing, sports garments, slipstreaming), and;
  • design optimisation (mountaineering equipment, wheelchairs, sports shoes).


  • MD
  • PGDipBiomech
  • PhD