Discover the latest science news about Swinburne’s research, teaching and student success stories.
Swinburne and Speedpanel develop enhanced design
Fri 05 Jul 2019
Swinburne is developing new materials and technology to re-design and reduce the carbon footprint of Speedpanel’s widely-used wall systems.
Astronomers make history in a split second
Thu 27 Jun 2019
In a world first, Swinburne is part of a team of astronomers who have determined the location of a powerful one-off burst of cosmic radio waves.
Swinburne research transforms vaginal and reproductive health
Wed 26 Jun 2019
An intervaginal ring in development by a Swinburne team aims to enhance vaginal health and reduces instances of the common infection, bacterial vaginosis.
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.