Dr Sameer Alam

Young Tall Poppy ACT Scientist of the Year 

Australian Defence Force Academy, University of NSW

Research Field: Simulation and Modelling of Air Transport

Dr Alam has developed the Air Traffic Operations and Management Simulator (ATOMS). This simulation environment incorporates variables to predict and provide optimal flight paths that will enhance overall capacity and efficiency, reducing fuel as well as air and noise pollution. Introducing these new procedures, growth in air travel can be achieved by making operations more efficient.

Sameer took part in various outreach activities during Fresh Science Week in 2008. He has also taken opportunities to present his work to aviation industry stakeholders such as the Civil Aviation Safety Authority, Boeing, Air Services Australia, Eurocontrol France and NASA.