Revolutionising the maintenance of our built environment


To accelerate the world’s transition to safe, intelligent infrastructure.


Our vision is smart infrastructure that talks to society. We want to create an earth where infrastructure assets actively identify and communicate problems, converting maintenance liabilities into data-generating assets.


LIXIA is a spin-off from Rockfield Technologies Australia and its collaboration with James Cook University. Our participation in the CSIRO ON PRIME programs has been influential in shaping aspirations & engagement.

The four co-founders bring together over 50 years of experience from academic research organisations around the world. Our expertise spans science, engineering, business, informatics and IoT.

Our solutions are manufactured in Townsville, Queensland, for worldwide use. Data analysis is also conducted in Townsville.

Our People

Executive Director & Co-Founder

Jeff Loughran

Jeff is an experienced Founder, having established a successful multi-discipline engineering consultancy 20 years ago whilst he was the Head of the Mechanical Engineering Discipline at a research University. Jeff then spent 23 years working across a range of academic and administrative portfolios, including his final role at as Deputy Vice Chancellor at James Cook University (JCU).

Jeff has extensive experience at Company Board level and is proficient in determining and establishing strategic direction, whilst managing corporate governance and returns to shareholders.

Managing Director & Co-Founder

Govinda Pandey

Govinda has spent 15+ years working in the private sector for a range of civil and multi-disciplinary engineering companies. Govinda is an experienced Managing Director and possesses a breadth of experience from international training/practice. As CEO of a consultancy, his innovative approach has resulted in the fusion of I4.0 technologies with traditional engineering practices, to address industry problems.

Govinda is a strategic engagement specialist with robust experience in business development into new markets. He is also an adjunct associate professor at James Cook University and sits on multiple advisory boards in the civil engineering and academic sectors.

Director & Co-Founder

Ian Atkinson

Ian began his early career in computational chemistry and high-performance computing (HPC). With the emergence of advanced technologies, Ian became a Professor in eResearch starting with HPC and ICT practices, before focussing on IoT/IIoT and data management. Ian’s more recent work has involved pioneering I4.0 technologies in environmental monitoring research and industry projects.

Ian’s vast academic and industry experience has provided him with comprehensive skills in leading teams that apply new and ever-changing technologies and methods to their work and research, amplifying impact.

Director & Co-Founder

Thomas Bainbridge

Tom has 10 years’ experience in the resources, heavy, private and public infrastructure sectors. Tom is an Engineer and MBA (MGSM) trained Operations Management professional within the consulting sector. He has robust experience in operationalising company growth, including implementation of integrated management systems to improve productivity. He brings solid project experience in domestic and international project delivery, from the development of engineering design and commissioning programmes, through to the management and direction of large projects.

Tom is a strategic business development practitioner, experienced in developing and sustaining stakeholder relationships.

We’re ready to reveal what’s hidden in your infrastructure.