Centres of excellence

Centres of excellence are significant and collaborative research projects in areas of national importance. They are generally larger and more long-term than other projects and contribute to maintaining and improving Australia’s international research standing.

Swinburne is a member of many Australian Research Council (ARC) Centres of Excellence and the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) centres of excellence. These memberships allow us to further our contribution in key areas of research strength.

ARC and NHMRC centres of excellence undertake innovative research of international standing. They link existing Australian research to new networks that help achieve global competitiveness and recognition for Australian research. Involvement in one of these centres is testament to the quality of our researchers and their research.

ARC Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery (OzGrav)

The $31.3-million ARC Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery (OzGrav) will capitalise on the first detections of gravitational waves to understand the extreme physics of black holes and warped space-time. Hosted by Swinburne, OzGrav brings together the Australian pulsar and gravitational-wave communities in a focused national program and will enable a thousandfold increase in detection volume and trigger a new era of gravitational wave astrophysics.

Contact

Professor Matthew Bailes
t: +61 3 9214 8782

ARC Centre of Excellence for Future Low Energy Electronics Technologies (FLEET)

The $33.4-million ARC Centre of Excellence for Future Low Energy Electronics Technologies (FLEET) is administered by Monash with Swinburne and a number of agencies in Australia and overseas participating in the research. This centre will address the challenge of decreasing energy use by realising new types of electronic conduction without resistance in solid-state systems at room temperature.

Contact

Associate Professor Christopher Vale
t: +61 3 9214 8026

Associate Professor Jeffrey Davis
t: +61 3 9214 4308

ARC Centre of Excellence in Creative Industries and Innovation

ARC Centre of Excellence in Creative Industries and Innovation conducts research and development, to investigate ways that a range of disciplines, including law, education, media, economics, information technology and business, can create new approaches in the creative economy.

Contact

Professor Julian Thomas
t: +61 3 9214 5466

ARC Centre of Excellence for All-sky Astrophysics

ARC Centre of Excellence for All-sky Astrophysics (CAASTRO) brings together researchers in radio astronomy, optical astronomy, theoretical astrophysics and computation. CAASTRO investigates three key areas:

  • the evolving universe (when did the first galaxies form, and how have they then evolved?)
  • the dynamic universe (what is the high-energy physics that drives rapid change in the universe?)
  • the dark universe (what is the dark energy and dark matter that dominate the cosmos?).

Contact

Professor Matthew Bailes
t: +61 3 9214 8782

Associate Professor Chris Blake
t: +61 3 9214 8624

Professor Jeremy Mould
t: +61 3 9214 4921

NHMRC Australian Centre of Research Excellence for Electromagnetic Bio-effects Research

The NHMRC Australian Centre of Research Excellence for Electromagnetic Bio-effects Research (ACEBR) has embarked on a multidisciplinary 5-year research program to address the most pressing radiofrequency (RF) radiation exposure questions to better protect the health of the Australian community.

Contact

Professor Andrew Wood
t: +61 3 9214 8867