Research


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.

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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. The Centre recently opened its doors on the 4th of August, 2017.

Read more about the opening here.

 

Journal Article Writing Workshop

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

Ir. Assoc. Prof. Dominic Ong is now a council member of AGSSEA

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

Ir. Assoc. Prof. Dominic Ong is now a council member of AGSSEA

The Director of Swinburne's Centre for Sustainable Technologies, Ir. Assoc. Prof. Dominic Ong has been elected as a council member of the Association of Geotechnical Societies of South East Asia (AGSSEA). This follows his recent election as Secretary General of the Malaysian Geotechnical Society (MGS) for the 2017 - 2018 session.

Read more about this story here

Research Students at Swinburne

Research Students at Swinburne

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Ms Belinda Ng, proud recipient of the PPES Works Industry Grant

Masters of Engineering Student receives Industry Grant

Ms Belinda Ng, a former Swinburne Sarawak undergraduate student, has been awarded the PPES Works Industry Grant for her Masters of Engineering research project. The project, a collaboration between Swinburne Sarawak, PPES Works Sdn Bhd and JKR Sarawak, aims to study the feasibility of shallow underpasses to alleviate the traffic congestion in Kuching.

Having already worked on the project for her final year undergraduate project, she is now being funded to continue on with it for her Masters of Engineering research.

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. 

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

Discover

  • 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.

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Science to Society 2017

Emerita Professor Patricia Vickers-Rich from Swinburne Melbourne will be talking about dinosaurs in Asia and the difficulties in mining the knowledge of the remarkable life of the past.

Sounds interesting? Want to know more? Come for our lunchtime talk with coffee & pie for hungry minds.