Discover the latest science news about Swinburne’s research, teaching and student success stories.
First nations, first astronomers
Mon 03 Jun 2019
The Swinburne Annual Reconciliation Lecture was a panel discussion that revealed the many layers of Indigenous astronomy.
The need to kickstart innovation in Australia
Thu 30 May 2019
The overall level of funding for innovation system programs in Australia still remains low. Most programs are so small they essentially constitute pilots.
Exploring novel nanotechnology enabled sensors
Thu 23 May 2019
Dr Mahnaz Shafiei’s research focus is on the use of sensors and nanomaterial for health and environmental monitoring.
How ‘doping’ boosts next-gen solar cells towards commercialisation
Tue 21 May 2019
Researchers have shown how sunlight can trigger a ‘healing process’ in solar cells to improve their efficiency and stability.
A light show of strength
Fri 17 May 2019
Swinburne researchers are turning two dimensional materials into ‘metamaterials’ that could soon replace aluminium foam use in train manufacture.
Making a material difference
Swinburne researchers repurpose manufacturing technology to create new materials for traffic sound absorption, superlenses and earthquake proofing.
New clues about how ancient galaxies lit up the Universe
Thu 09 May 2019
New study using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows ancient galaxies were brighter than scientists expected and their light may have changed the Universe.
Seeking disorder as a catalyst for change
Thu 02 May 2019
Dr Rosalie Hocking is shining a light on disordered minerals to find catalysts that can make water into clean fuels.
Microcavity experiment heads to ISS
Thu 18 Apr 2019
The 2019 Swinburne Haileybury International Space Station Experiment will test the effects of microgravity on tooth decay.
Swinburne joins Australia’s smart satellite revolution
Tue 16 Apr 2019
Swinburne will be a key player in one of the most significant space industry research concentrations in Australia.