Swinburne researchers recognised as leaders in their field

Wednesday 2 October 2019

Ivo Labbe, Qing-Long Han, Simon Stevenson

Several Swinburne researchers were named in The Australian newspaper's 2019 Research magazine.

In summary

  • The Australian newspaper’s Research magazine lists institutions and researchers ‘at the top of their game’
  • Swinburne is named as a leading institution in engineering and computer science; theoretical computer science, physics and mathematics; and American literature and studies
  • Professor Qing-Long Han and Associate Professor Ivo Labbé are listed among the top 40 ‘Lifetime Achievers’ in their respective fields
  • Dr Simon Stevenson is named as one of 40 ‘Rising Stars’ of research

Swinburne researchers are among the nation’s top achievers singled out in The Australian’s 2019 Research magazine.

The list was compiled by the research analytics firm League of Scholars and uses data from Google Scholar. It features top researchers and research institutions in more than 250 academic fields.

Swinburne is named as a leading institution in engineering and computer science; theoretical computer science; physics and mathematics; and American literature and studies.

Leaders in their field

Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research Quality) Professor Qing-Long Han and Associate Professor Ivo Labbé are among the top 40 ‘Lifetime Achievers’ in their respective fields, while Dr Simon Stevenson is one of 40 ‘Rising Stars’ of research.

Professor Han is an expert in automation and control theory. His research interests include power system stability and control and wireless communication.

Associate Professor Labbé’s astrophysics research includes the study of distant galaxies using big telescopes.

Dr Stevenson is studying gravitational wave data to see what it reveals about the death of massive stars.

The other Swinburne researchers recognised as leaders in their respective fields are:

Committed to world-class research

“This latest recognition of our researchers as leaders in their respective fields reflects our focus on world-class research grounded in excellence and impact,” says Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Development), Professor Aleksandar Subic.

“The majority of staff named by The Australian have joined Swinburne over the past five years in support of our Research and Innovation Strategy 2020, which positions Swinburne as a leading university in science, technology and innovation.”