Swinburne Sarawak produces innovative, high-impact and engaged research. We support and invest in our researchers by offering them international collaborations, industry involvement and access to world-class facilities. Read some of our research stories and meet the people committed to bringing about change.


Centre for Digital Futures

Digital technologies are constantly changing and enriching the way we live, communicate and thrive. Our researchers are developing these technologies in the areas of electronics, informatics and design, as well as trying to understand the disruptive impact of digital innovation on our communities.

Swinburne’s Centre for Digital Futures brings these visionary researchers from different areas under one roof. 


Journal Article Writing Workshop

  • Professor Sandra Gifford of the Centre for Urban Transitions, Swinburne Melbourne
  • Professor Sandra Gifford, talking to participants of the workshop

Director of the Centre of Sustainable Technologies is now a council member of AGSSEA

Ir. Assoc. Prof. Dominic Ong, Director of Swinburne's Centre of Sustainable Technologies.

Director of the Centre of Sustainable Technologies is now a council member of AGSSEA

Congratulations to Ir. Assoc. Prof. Dominic Ong on his appointment as Council Member of the Association of Geotechnical Societies in South East Asia (AGSSEA).


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Research Students at Swinburne

Research Students at Swinburne

The seven recipients of the MAI-Swinburne Automotive Research Scholarships, alongside Assoc. Prof Suresh Palanisamy (front, second left) and Professor Ajay Kapoor (front, centre)

MAI-Swinburne Automotive Research Scholarships

In 2016 Swinburne launched the MAI-Swinburne Automotive Research Program with the Malaysian Automotive Instititute (MAI). The main aim of this collaboration is to address the transport and mobility needs of the population in the ASEAN region. This research program leverages on the expertise and facilities of Swinburne’s campuses with MAI bringing in its vast experience and network in the transportation industry in Malaysia.

There are 20 full scholarships offered for Master by Research under the MAI-Swinburne Automotive Research Program.

Brewing a microbe cocktail

Dr. Tan's been inspired by the primary tropical rainforest which houses about 50% of all land diversity on earth. What makes the soil here so productive? Its the multiplicity of microbes which act as ideal fertilisers and soil conditioning agent. 

He's researching collecting, isolating ideal microbial varieties to make a greener and more effective biofertiliser which will allow for plant diversity to flourish. 

Dr. Tan is brewing a microbial biofertiliser which mimics the soil productivity of the primary rainforest


  • Prof. Richard Sanders (left) with Dr. Müller and the research team which was awarded a Newton Fund grant worth RM1 million for oceanographic research around Sarawak
  • The National Oceanography Centre UK's Discovery ship augmented with gliders and auto-submarines

Collaboration with the National Oceanography Centre, UK

Prof. Richard Sanders (National Oceanographic Centre, UK) alongside Dr. Müller (Swinburne) and the research team were awarded a Newton Fund grant worth RM1 million for oceanographic research around Sarawak.

Read more about it here.

Associate Professor Jonathan Newton with attendees of the 2016 edition of the workshop (photo courtesy of The Borneo Post SEEDS)

Speaking Workshop by Associate Professor Jonathan Newton

Associate Professor Jonathan Newton, Undergraduate TESOL Programme Director from the Victoria University of Wellington, will be giving a public talk entitled "The teacher speaks: Making classroom talk count for learning." 

Read more about the event here.