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Dr Charlie Sia Chin Voon

BEng (Hons) (KUiTTHO) , MEng, (UNIMAS), PhD (Kobe University, Japan)

Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Science

Office No:+60 82 260 984
Fax No:+60 82 260 813
Room No: E327, Building E, FECS
Email: cvsia@swinburne.edu.my
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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.

Research Interests

  • Deformation of fibrous and textile structures
  • Statistical analysis of natural fibers
  • Fracture toughness on real size composite models

Professional Memberships

  • Graduate member, Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM)

  • Publications


  • Journal paper C.V. Sia, Y. Nakai, H. Tanaka, and D. Shiozawa, “Interfacial fracture toughness evaluation of poly(L-lactide acid)/ natural fiber composite by using double shear test method,” Open Journal of Composite Materials, 2014, Vol. 4, pp. 97-105.
  • Journal paper C. V. Sia, Y. Nakai, D. Shiozawa, H, Ohtani, “Statistical analysis of the tensile strength of treated oil palm fiber by utilisation of Weibull distribution model,” Open Journal of Composite Materials, 2014, Vol. 4, pp. 72-77.
  • Journal paper C.V. Sia, Y. Nakai, H. Tanaka, D. Shiozawa, “Evaluation on fracture mechanics of mode II treated fiber/PLLA based on real size model composite,” International Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Technology, 2013, Vol. 4(2), pp. 453-460.
  • Journal paper M.S. Osman M.S & C.V. Sia, “Tensile performance of hybrid polyester-based composite reinforced with glass and oil palm fiber in aluminium laminates,” AES Technical Reviews Part B: International Journal of Advances in Mechanics and Applications of Industrial Materials, 2009, 1. pp. 77-82. ISSN 1718-5505
  • Conference paper C.V. Sia, Y. Nakai, D. Shiozawa, “Influence of alkali treatment on the mechanical properties of oil palm fibers,” Proceeding of 4th Japan Conference on Composite Materials, Japan, 7-9 March 2013, (CD-ROM). 
  • Conference paper M.S Osman & C.V. Sia, “Mechanical Properties of the Oil Palm Empty Fruit Bunch Fiber (OPEFBF)/Glass Reinforced in Aluminium Composite Laminates,”[poster paper] The proceeding of 17th International Conference on Composites or Nano Engineering, July 26-August 1, 2009, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.
  • Conference paper C.V. Sia & Osman M.S., “Hybrid Effect in the Tensile Performance of Bio-fiber/Glass Hybrid Fiber Reinforced Polyester composites with Aluminium laminates,” The proceeding of International Conference on Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, May 21-23, 2008, Johore, Malaysia.
  • Conference paper A. Joseph, C. V. Sia, L.C. Kho, S.S. Ngu S & D. B. L Bong., “Protein Secondary Structure Prediction Using Local Adaptive techniques in Training an Artificial Neural Network,” The proceeding of International Conference on Biotechnology Engineering, Harnessing Nature to Enhance the Quality of Life, May 8-10, 2007, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.