Charlie Sia received his BEng(Hons) in Mechanical Engineering (Material) from College University Technology Tun Hussein Onn, Malaysia in 2006 received his MEng in Mechanical Engineering from University Malaysia Sarawak, Malaysia in 2009. Charlie Sia joined the School of Engineering, Swinburne University of Technology (Sarawak Campus) (SUTS) as a Lecturer in 2010. In October 2011, he continue his studies at Kobe University, Japan and he was successfully received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Kobe University in 2014. After completing his doctorate, Dr. Charlie rejoined Swinburne in October, 2014.
His research interests include Mechanics and physics of composite materials. Additionally, his work focuses on the experimental and statistical analysis on the failure behaviour of the natural fibers, and investigates the interfacial fracture toughness between fiber and the matrix in composites.